Comments on: “This tyrannical infantilizing of young Americans must stop” Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 27 May 2015 01:46:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jim Collins Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:48:01 +0000 I always thought it BS that the reason for the 21 drinking age was that you were not responsible enough to handle alcohol until you were 21. You have all of the responsibilities of an adult at 18. Actually you have them earlier than that. Just with in the area that I live, we have had a 13 year old, tried as an adult for shooting his step mother and that student who stabbed his classmates in Murrysville will be tried as an adult.