Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Drinking Age To 18

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I really think the drinking age should be lowered to the age of eighteen. If you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. For three main reasons. One, teenagers are going to drink alcohol anyway so we might as well legalize it. Two, people are allowed to vote and fight for our country in the military yet they aren 't allowed to even drink alcohol. So they can go overseas and fight ISIS but wouldn 't be allowed to drink a beer while doing it. Finally, with all the time the police spend arresting underage drinkers they could use that time, energy, and money to focus on more pressing issues like murders and drugs. All of these reasons lead to the conclusion that lowering the drinking age would result in a more positive environment for young people and will help strengthen the government. My main opinion on the drinking age is that it should really be lowered. It makes sense for it to be 18 years old. Voting age is 18, lottery tickets are allowed to be purchased at age 18, and the military accepts people at 18. These all add up to one common age. 18. Alcohol is responsible for less deaths every year than smoking. If …show more content…
Let 's start with the cons. The first con is that yes, legally more people would be drinking. We all know that drinking can damage your body and can cause permanent harm to you and in some cases can even kill you (alcohol rehab). Another con is that the government would have to put more money into funding programs or some other way to monitor the extra people drinking. Another con is that this could lead to more cases of drunk driving. In 2014 almost 10,000 people died because of drunk driving (CDC). With an extra window of 3 years and those three years being notorious for being irresponsible this could lead to a large and noticeable increase in drunk driving accidents and deaths. And no matter how bad I want the drinking age lowered I don’t want people to die because of

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