Lowering-The-Drinking-Age - Lowering The Drinking Age O.K So youre finally eighteen Youre a legal adult Suddenly you can smoke vote join the army

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Lowering The Drinking Age O.K. So you’re finally eighteen. You’re a legal adult! Suddenly you can smoke, vote, join the army, fornicate, or even die for your country.{Increasing legal drinking age} But wait! STOP! Put down that beer! You are still not old enough to buy or consume alcoholic beverages. No, you will have to wait three more years for that, until your twenty-one. Well I for one believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. If we are considered an adult and expected to act like one at age 18 it isn’t right to restrict us to a drinking age of 21. At eighteen you can drive cars, fly planes, marry, vote, pay taxes, take out loans and risk our lives as members of the U.S. armed forces.(crossfire) But laws in all 50 states say that no alcoholic beverages may be sold to anyone until that magic "21" birthday. Who says that twenty-one is the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? [CrossFire] Surely some adults abuse alcohol and some teenagers would be perfectly able to drink responsibly. While 21 may be the
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  • Spring '13
  • EszterBarra-Johnson
  • Ethics, Alcoholic beverage, drinking age, Drinking culture, Legal drinking age

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