Under the conditions that it be closely monitored and regulated, this point is valid, and may very well be a solution to my own concerns. Moreover, others argue with statistics that show that there are fewer drunk driving accidents in countries with a drinking age of eighteen (DrinkingAgeProCon.org). Upon reviewing those statistics, I find that it is interesting to think that maybe because the people of those countries are allowed to drink at a younger age, that they are more responsible because they are trusted with their own well-being and want to prove that they are able to handle it. I also think that maybe since they are able to drink at an earlier age that they may not feel so rushed to begin drinking, since it is not as special since they didn’t have to wait as long as those in the United States. I notice that this is a valid point toward the opposition of my point-of-view, and that if the United States allowed people of a younger age to begin drinking legally that they may be more responsible simply because they want to prove that it should have been that way all along. Ultimately, there are valid points both for and against lowering the legal drinking age in the United States. Although I have my own reasons for why I do not feel that it should be lowered, I do recognize that there are some valid points for why it may not be so bad if it were. Consuming alcohol can be dangerous in the wrong hands, regardless of age. It really depends upon the maturity level of the person choosing to consume.
4 WEEK 2: ASSIGNMENT 1.1 References Drinking Age ProCon.org. (n.d.). Retrieved July 16, 2017, from
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