Should the Drinking Age be Lowered to Eighteen?

There are many places around the world with lower drinking ages. The United States is the only place with an age limit of 21, but people can legally drink below that age under certain circumstances. The law does not apply if the drinking if for an established religious purpose, when accompanied by a parent, spouse or legal guardian age 21 or older, Medical purposes when prescribed or administered by a licensed physician, pharmacist, dentist, nurse, hospital or medical institution, In private clubs or establishments (which sounds like what you are looking for), or in the course of lawful employment by a duly licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer. Also, some states allow exceptions when a family member consents and/or is present. And some states allow for consumption on private property. Consumption is prohibited in ID, KS, IN, AL, WV, PA, DC, and NC. Consumption is prohibited with exceptions in WA, OR, MT, UT, AZ, CO, AK, ND, SD, NE, TX, MN, WI, IL, AR, LA, MI, OH, TN, DE, NJ, VT, and ME. Consumption is not prohibited in CA, NV, WY, NM, HI, OK, IA, MO, MS, KY, VA, NY, NH, MA, RI, CT, MD, SC, GA, or FL.