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02-01-2013, 06:04 PM
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Et le But
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Originally Posted by CTHabsfan View Post
In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which required states to raise their ages for purchase and public possession to 21 by October 1986 or lose 10% of their federal highway funds. Since younger voters have a tendency not to vote, it was an easy decision for state politicians to vote in favor of raising the drinking age back up to 21.
The main reason this was passed is because kids in states where the drinking age was 21 would drive into states where the drinking age was lower, and being stupid teenagers, would them drive drunk back and get themselves killed.

Having such a high drinking age is extremely stupid though. I'm happy I lived in Montreal when I was 18 and didn't have to go through this hypocritical BS.

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