Friday, April 04, 2003
The Drinking Age

In this post and motivated by considerations of the way the media referenced recently-rescued P.O.W. PFC Jessica Lynch, Virginia Postrel asks a sixty-four-dollar question: "... [I]f you're old enough to be a POW, shouldn't you be old enough to drink without a fake I.D.?" I'd add, if there is going to be a national age of majority, shouldn't it be the same for everything from drinking and smoking and buying porn to serving in the miltary to voting, and (2) shouldn't it be implemented without the tired old way of having the federal government hold state governments hostage by promise of witholding funds?