Unformatted text preview: brought up, and your level of education and common sense. I don’t think the government should be able to decide when people have matured. If these Age Laws were not in practice right now, the young people of the United States would be drinking alcohol at any age they wanted, they would be driving even earlier than sixteen, and they would see R-rated movies whenever they felt they were mature. The government felt it was important to have common age laws for the states to try and prevent very young drinking and driving. They feel a teen’s brain has not fully developed until around 19 or 20, which is why raising the driving age has also been a debate that has been tossed around....
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- Fall '07
- Political Philosophy, Sovereign state, Law of the United States, common age laws