Why The Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered Essay

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Why the drinking age should not be lowered As we all know and understand, alcohol has to be handled with responsibility and not to be misuse. Alcoholism affects so many people in the United States due to irresponsible decisions, but most legally teens who are considered adults say, once you are eighteen, you should be able to do whatever you want because you gained more civil rights by being able to vote, purchase tobacco products and join the forces so why not be allowed to purchase alcohol products and consume it.
The drinking age has become a more controversial issue lately, but because there are many reasons why the drinking age should not be lowered, but imagine if the drinking age was lowered to eighteen; fatalities, would increase and more death’s cases would occur and also create health issues concerns. ” In an article written by Nancy Barnett, The minimum age debate, she explains how many lives were saved since the drinking age was raised to twenty one. She states, “The strongest evidence in favor of keeping the MLDA at 21 comes from the research that shows that raising the MLDA in 1984 saved approximately 25,000 lives, primarily by reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Because of proof of how many lives were saved by the drinking age increased the twenty one, why would we lower the age instead of avoiding an increase of death mortalities and health issues. Also lowering the drinking age, it would give younger teens an opportunity get their hands on alcohol…

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