- Thursday is 30th anniversary of bill that effectively raised U.S. drinking age to 21
- Proponents say higher drinking age reduces alcohol-related accidents
- Opponents say it creates a "forbidden fruit" syndrome that leads to binge drinking
This story is part of a series on the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Age Drinking Act, passed by Congress on July 17, 1984.
(CNN)Dwight B. Heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people.