Should Drinking Age Be Lowered To 18

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I personally think that the drinking age should be lowered to 18. The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act, [23 U.S.C. § 158], requires that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages (APIS - The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act). There are some excuses to the law. One main Idea about lowering the drinking age is that if you can risk your life for the army or some armed forces, you should be allowed to order a drink. "Support our Troops, Lower the Drinking Age" – NYRA
There should be a policy that lowers the drinking age from 21 to 18. Changing the law of how old you have to be to drink really did not change if teenagers drink or not, one of the pro of changing the drinking
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I feel that if you can put your life on the line for your country you should be able to drink in your country. That point alone stands out to me that you can DIE for your country but not even get a beer, if you are allowed to go to war you should be able to drink. Also I think that if you are 18 you should be able to make the choice yourself whether or not if you can drink or not. I do not think it should be up to the government to pick when or when not you can drink. The drink age law right now dose not stop teens from drinking now, it just puts them at a risk of getting into more danger because they will drink behind closed doors without any adult or a supervisor to watch over them to see if they are drinking right and not drinking to much and to see if they get home safe and just to see if the whole place is safe. Teens are not being taught on how to drink safe. I feel like if teens could drink at 18 I feel that they would not drink as much or drink as much at one time. I also feel that if the law is lowered to 18 instead of 21 I do not think that as many teens would drink because then it would take away the thrill of breaking the law and I feel that the teens would not feel like they would not want to as much. Also most 18 year olds and up are going off to college and starting to live on there own, they will be making choices on their own, but they can not buy a drink? I feel like if you are old enough to live on your own you should be allowed to drink. At 18 you can buy cigarettes which are way worse than drinking, cigarettes can lead to many different health problems and is way more addictive then drinking. I feel that the U.S should follow along with other countries and lower to the drinking age to 18 years old, as long as you educate the youth about alcohol instead of making it seem like it is a sin to drink. I feel like in the long run it would be safer to just let 18 year olds to

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