The Minimum Legal Drinking Age Essay

1014 Words Nov 19th, 2015 null Page
Of the 190 countries, 61% have a drinking age of 18 or 19 years old (Drinking Age ProCon.Org). The United States is one of only 12 countries that has a MLDA of 21. It’s hard to think that in the land of the free, when you’re 18 years-old you can serve your country and vote, yet you can’t have a sip of alcohol. We tell teens it’s time to grow up, move out of the house, choose your career, and know exactly what you want to do with your life when you turn eighteen; but they aren’t grown up enough to have a drink with their meal. If you’re old enough to make life changing decisions, you’re old enough to responsibly drink. The minimum legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered to 18, since it’s only fair that when you legally become an adult, you have full freedom like every other adult over the age of 21. There’s so many factors that support the change of a new MLDA, which include learning new responsibility, having full legal rights that come at age eighteen, and the amount of alcohol related incidents would be lowered. To explain my point of having this newly found responsibility, it’s an axiom that with new age comes new responsibility. When you were 16 year-old, you were allowed to drive a car. Driver’s training begins at around age 14, and you give driving a go when you’re 15 with adult supervision. When you’re 18 years-old, you can vote, join the military, and finally take control of your own life in every aspect. That is, everything except have a drink.…

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