Lowering Legal Drinking Age Essays

1409 Words Mar 23rd, 2006 6 Pages
Lowering the Drinking Age

Half the United States population starts drinking at the age of 14.When you are 18 you have privileges like joining the army. (Mitch Adams Lowering the drinking age page 1) You can go to war and die for your country but you still can not enjoy an ice cold beer. (Mitch Adams Lowering the drinking age page 1) How is being 21 different from being 18? How does three more years of not drinking make you mature enough to drink? The longer you drink the more you start to drink responsibly. (Katherine Reilly Why 21? Page 1) The legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because most teens under 21 drink, when you turn 18 you get tons of privileges, at you 18 are considered an adult and what is so special about the
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(Katherine Reilly Why 21? Page 2) At 18 some teens become parents and have to take care of there kids. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 2)Even after the baby stops screaming and goes to sleep they can not go into their refrigerator and get a cold beer. 18 year olds can be your pilots, taxi drivers and much more (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 1)but they can not have a beer when they get off work. Finally the drinking age should be lowered because at 18 you are an adult not 21. (Katherine Reilly Why 21? Page 1),21 is just another number. Just because your 21 does it make you mature enough to drink. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 1) How does just three years make you responsible enough to drink? (The Nations Youth Association No title Page 1)Foreign countries should be a role model for us. People in countries like France and Spain consume more alcohol but alcoholism and alcohol abuse are a lot lower. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 2) European teens have learned how to drink responsibly gradually and safely. (Mitch Adams lowering the drinking age Page 2) If the age was lowered teens would learn how to drink responsibly. Drinking is viewed as an adult activity. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 2) Banning alcohol for young people creates an atmosphere where abuse and binge

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