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Drinking - Beadle 1 De Andre Beadle Laura Jones ENGL 1001...

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Beadle 1 De Andre’ Beadle Laura Jones ENGL 1001 08/31/10 Diagnostic Essay We all are aware of the great impact interest groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and the countless campaigns; that have successfully influenced our legislation to increase the drinking age. But what if the efforts of those interest groups were no longer respected and the countless years spent to better educate youth of the dangers of consuming alcohol underage, were no longer significant? This is exactly what will happen if the decision of the debate over the issue of lowering the drinking age is in favor of making it legal to consume alcohol at the age of eighteen. Professor Ruth C. Engs, of Indiana University is in favor of lowering the drinking age “to about 18 or 19” and that young adults should be “allowed to drink in controlled environments such as restaurants, taverns, pubs and official school and university functions.” He strongly supports this theory with years of research along with “the history of drinking in the United States and other cultures (Ruth C. Engs, Bloomington, IN 1998).” Engs supports his agreement that the consumption age of alcohol should be lowered by referring to the Volstead Act of the Constitution. Before the law was abolished the Constitution stated “After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the
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