Essay on The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Legal

1670 Words Nov 30th, 2015 7 Pages
The saying, "You always want what you cannot have" goes extremely well alongside the discussion concerning the legal drinking age. People want what they cannot have, especially young adults. One thing people do not understand are the consequences that follow after making a careless decision such as, drinking under the legal drinking age. There are multiple different arguments that people have created to try and lower the legal drinking age. One thing people do not realize is that there is a variety of reasons why the law was set to be at the age of twenty-one. The legal drinking age should remain at the age of twenty-one because underage drinking effects federal funds, the number of deaths due to drinking and driving has reduced since the law became twenty-one, and the brain is not mature enough to consume large amounts of alcohol under the age of twenty-one.
One thing citizens do not realize about the drinking age is that federal highway funds would be affected in a negative way if the legal drinking age was lowered under the age of twenty-one. If a state were to change their legal drinking age to eighteen they would lose their federal highway funds. A magnitude of states tried to pass a bill in 1995 that would allow them to change the legal drinking age below twenty-one, but it was declined before looking any further into it. One of the main reasons authorities will not change the law in all of the states is because when there was a select few states that still had their…

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