Okay, there's always been this question burning in the deed cockles of my heart. Why can't American youth legally drinking until they are 21? I ask this not to partonize, but because honestly it makes no sense to me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that by the age of 18 in the United States, you can vote, own and purchase a firearm, kill yourself by purchasing smokes, serve in your country's military and are for all intents and purposes, legally responsibly for your actions. YET, you cannot have a sip of beer. To me this is completely foreign and I'm completely against it. If there is a "coming of age" so to speak, then I believe all your rights should be given to you on that day. In Canada we're not completely devoid of the whole late drinking age either. Fun Fact! Look at a map of Canada, go to the west coast to BC where the drinking age is 19, now go westward. Every second province from BC has a drinking age of 19, every province in between has a drinking age of 18 until you reach the maritimes and the Northern territories where you are in fact drunk regardless of age.