argue their point-of-view by highlighting the ideal that, age eighteen is the age of adulthood in the United States, which means that people should be allowed to make their own decisions about alcohol when they legally become an adult (DrinkingAgeProCon.org). This is an interesting point to make because it is true. At the age of eighteen, an adult can enlist in the army, are considered to be responsible for themselves legally, and are able to work, live, and marry. If I were to believe this view I would notice that there are people that are responsible at age eighteen that would be capable of responsibly consuming alcohol. Under the conditions that all eighteen- year-olds, or even the majority could be proven to drink responsibly, this would have a heavy influence on me changing my point-of-view on this topic. Furthermore, it is argued that allowing those between the ages of eighteen and twenty to consume alcohol under supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity (DrinkingAgeProCon.org). What interests me about this view is that this could be valid, much like allowing children to drive while supervised before they have their full driver’s licenses. If I
3 WEEK 2: ASSIGNMENT 1.1 believed this view, I would notice that there may be parents or other people that are over the age of twenty-one that are willing to supervise those that are not, so that they may be able to drink.
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- Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture, younger age, Legal drinking age, Week 2 Assignment 1.1