Legal Drinking Age Essay

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Should The Drinking Age Be Lowered? Three decades ago, the United States congress has passed The National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which punished every state that allowed persons below 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages reducing its annual federal highway apportionment by ten percent. Since then, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have prohibited selling alcoholic beverages for those people who are under the 21 age so that they do not lose the 10% funds. This act neither intervene with the alcohol sale hours on or off premises nor where to sell alcoholic beverages. It only sets an age limit. This current law was intended to lessen the number of traffic accidents and deaths that have raised in the 1980s by young drunk drivers. It has succeeded in that, but it also leads to several adverse effects on our teenagers and society. There are great debates that arise from time to time on whether to lower the minimum drinking age or remain it at 21. Some people who are in favor of keeping the law as it’s rely on the American Medical Association article “Addressing the …show more content…
An 18 year-old citizen has the right to vote, marry, join the military, smoke, and be persecuted. So, why he cannot buy or drink an alcoholic beverage? Why we discriminate those citizens between 18 and 20 years-old? Also, the people who advocates the current minimum drinking age claim that teens are more liable to binge drinking. That’s actually true, but are they more liable to binge drinking because they are immature? The answer is no. They are more liable to binge drinking because we did not allow them to drink in licensed places, so they go to unsupervised places where they more exposed to unsafe behaviors and bad

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