Essay On Drinking Age Drinking At 18

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Drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18

There is no taboo subject in America quote like underage drinking. The principal problem is not the age of drinking, but the hidden binge side of it. When it comes to the law, there is always an opinion. A reform should be made about the age of drinking for numerous reasons in my personal viewpoint. In the U.S, at the age of 18, one can legally vote, buy cigarettes, and join the army, to cite a few things. Going against the law, critics recommend allowing 18-year-olds to drink, and consider their age to have the rights and same power as 21-year-olds. If an 18 years old is allowed to sign a lease, join the military, vote, and buy cigarettes. At the same agreement an 18-year- olds should be
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Going against of this idea is that at the age of 18, you can join the army and get a bullet out of the war. You should be considered to know enough what good or bad. The laws is telling them that they can legally kill someone at the age of eighteen, while they sign up with the military and go to war but cannot have a sip of alcohol. What is most unsafe between having a sip of alcohol and signing for the war in Iraq or being a commercial pilot? Due to this unfounded argument made by the law, age should be equaled. In other words, if voting and military sign up is eighteen, then drinking should also be eighteen. Besides at the age of eighteen you are legally an …show more content…
These laws were revoked because they were unenforceable caused other social problems. Today we are repeating history and making the same mistakes that occurred in the past. Prohibition did not work then and prohibition for young people under the age of 21 is not working now. “Worst of all are the reports of drinking-related deaths. In 1997, at least two fraternity pledges died of alcohol poisoning, and in 1995 a third choked to death on his own vomit, all after initiation-night parties. One informal survey of alcohol-related deaths among college students during 1997 turned up 11 more fatalities: Three students fell from dormitory windows, one darted into the path of a motorcycle, one fell through a greenhouse roof, another was asphyxiated, and five died in highway crashes. At Frostburg State University, seven students were charged with manslaughter in 1997 in connection with the death of a freshman who guzzled beer and 12 to 14 shots of vodka in two hours at a fraternity party” (Smith). A mistake made several times should not be considered as a mistake but as an ignorance. We have not learned yet from the

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