Argument: The US is behind the world in its drinking age of 21
John J. Miller. "The Case Against 21. Lower the drinking age." April 19, 2007 - when it comes to alcohol, the United States is more like Indonesia, Mongolia, and Palau than the rest of the world: It is one of just four countries that requires people to be at least 21 years old to buy booze. The only countries with stiffer laws are Islamic ones.