The MLDA should stay at 21 because people tend to be more mature and responsible at 21 than 18. This Is a belief that I agree with. I remember when I was 18, there were things that I thought I was ready for. Even though I was drinking at that age, I was not ready for it. My uncle wanted me to learn how to handle drinking since I was enlisting into the military. He didn’t want me out there with strangers drinking and something bad happened to me. Lowering the drinking age will invite more use of illicit drugs among 18-21 years old. At most teenage parties that is always alcohol, but with the alcohol teenagers are taking other drugs such as acid, molly, and other drugs in that category. This can lead to thing like overdoses and death. Explain your answers to the “believing” questions about the three premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website. The counter to the MLDA being medically harmful to young adults because alcohol can damage the brain and can cause depression is that at the age of 18 young adults have the right to do anything they want to. Whether it is drinking alcohol or making other life decisions. Making decisions on their own is a privilege until it is taken away. Even though most people feel that lowering the MLDA from 21 would give high schoolers and even middle schoolers easier access to alcohol. There are others who feel the MLDA at 21 is not really related to suicide, homicide, and damage. But I strongly disagree,
Running Head: Conflicting Viewpoints Part 2 5 having the age limit where it is preventing underage drinking and other careless things that underage teens do while intoxicated. In my opinion, I am totally against lowering the drinking limit, but on the other hand if there are states that are giving teens permission to drink they should at least educate the young adult about the consequences of alcohol. Having a program that provides young people with a license our certification will make them more responsible.
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- Spring '14
- Drinking culture, young adults, MLDA