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Nick Fortune Comp. 1 November 2, 2005 The Drinking Age Should Be Eighteen Until 1983, the legal drinking age in the United States was 18. Ronald Reagan then passed a law stating any state that did not raise the drinking age to 21 would no longer receive funding for highways. Since the drinking age has been raised to 21, teens across the country have disputed the law and I am one of them. I do not want the drinking age to be lowered just so I can get drunk all the time, but I believe there are legitimate reasons why the drinking age should be lowered to 18 once again. First of all, once you turn 18, you are allowed to go to war and fight and risk your life for your country. Second, when you turn 18 you are allowed to vote for the leaders of your town, state and even country. And a third reason is at the age of 18, you are legally independent and allowed to get married. If you can do all of these things, then why can one not walk into a local bar and order a beer? When males turn 18, the government requires them to file with the selective service in the event there is ever need for a military draft. Not only must you file with the selective service when you are 18, but you are then able to enlist with the military. Going to the military for your country is a much larger responsibility than any other task in life. You are going to places across the world to defend your family and your country’s honor
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ENGL ? taught by Professor Askins during the Fall '05 term at W. Carolina.

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