The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered Essay

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“Eighteen year olds can vote and die for there country so there throats should be able to feel the burn of jack daniels. If you can toss a hand grenades you should be able to toss back a shot of tequilla” (Levine). In the United States the legal drinking age is twenty-one, while other countries have theirs lower and are having less underage drinking problems. This shows why the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen.

At the age of eighteen kids get many new responsibilities. Some new activities brought on by that glorious day can be as simple as going to a rated R movie and buying spray pain, or as important as voting and joining the military. This raises the question of why is it that kids “lack the responsibility to drink” but can vote, get married, and buy a house (Minton)(Chafetz)? Many new rights and activities that come with being eighteen are just as dangerous as alcohol. So why the concern with this beverage? As it is, a survey showed that fewer than a dozen of the twenty-two year olds surveyed drank. On the other hand those who drank drank a significantly larger amount. (McCardell) In the United States,at eighteen you are considered a legal adult and should be treated as such.

Officers and prohibitionist have driven drinking “underground” (Fell). Which mean that those who do drink drink larger quantities and do it without supervision which leads to more dangerous situations and deaths. Chief of police in Bolder, Colorado, Mark Beckner…

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