There has been alot of talk in the news lately about lowering the drinking age back to 18 and raising the driving age up to 17 or 18. I'm just wondering what people's opinions are. I'll start off with mine. On the drinking age, I feel if you are old enough to legally marry, vote, sign a contract and go to war you should be considered old enough to drink. Either you are legally an adult or you're not; so if you are not mature enough to drink you aren't mature enough to vote or join the military. I also think the driving age should be raised. I'm sort of an advocate of everything at 18, including driving. Turn 18, and get the keys to the adult universe; voting, marriage, contracts, cars, military, everything. I know most parents of teens would not agree, and maybe I'll change my mind by the time my guys are that age. On a related note, I'd like to see a mandatory national service period, like a draft, but including other types of service as well...military, Red Cross, something like the CCC, teaching in disadvantaged or poor areas, and other kinds of service.