Lowering the drinking age sounds like a good plan, but even proponents of this idea are wary about the safety of the nation if this happens. “Choose Responsibility,” is a non-profit organization discussing the presence of alcohol in America. Director, Dr. John McCardell Jr suggests that to have young adults ready for the responsibility of alcohol consumption, they should first be educated. He promotes a class like driver 's education, which must be passed to drink. Upon passing, a tiered drinking license would be awarded (Choose).
Drinking is an easy way to rebel against parents and the law while still having fun. Considering that drinking is illegal for those under twenty-one, situations involving underage drinking will most likely take place in dorm rooms or basements, where the chances of getting caught are less. The goal in these conditions is to get drunk as quickly as possible, cultivating binge drinking which creates a high risk and dangerous environment. Sol Israel a twenty-year-old American studying in Canada shares how eighteen year olds and up treat drinking completely different in the two countries. Israel says, “We 're drinking as part of socializing instead of drinking just to get drunk, which is what tends to happen in the United States when kids flout authority.
The legitimate drinking age has remained at 21 and ought to remain 21. Despite the fact that the age has been brought down and raised once more, this point has not been settled consistently. Underage drinking, particularly younger than 21, ought not be permitted in any nation since it is exceptionally risky, with regards to wellbeing inconveniences and different dangers, and can be taken under poor conditions where it can be abused or abused. Liquor is the most established and most broadly utilized medication on the planet. When one ends up dependent on it, they utilize this mixed refreshment as a substitute for normal drinking refreshments.
If laws changed the drinking age to 21 to save lives, then these laws have not been effective. If a man or a woman of 18 can be responsible to take care of him or herself, then he or she can also be responsible drinking
These debates have also shaped two paradigms whereby one is for the opinion that if 18-year-olds are legally allowed to join the armed forces, to vote, join the jury, and drive, why can’t they be allowed to drink alcohol? The other paradigm holds that reducing the minimum legal drinking age to 18 years would not guarantee responsible drinking and as such may result in serious injuries or death. Paradigm 1 It is unfair to allow 18-year-olds to fight enemies in battle fields but yet deny them the right to have a drink. Therefore, if the law feels that 18-year-olds are capable of joining the armed forces, driving, and voting, then
If our country already experienced a lower drinking age and it’s terrifying impact on people’s lives, why would we want to experience it again? The minimum legal drinking age is one of the most researched laws in the United States today. The minimum legal drinking age should stay at the age of 21. There are many different reasons and facts to support the idea of keeping the drinking age the same, which include binge drinking in colleges, alcohol use in other countries, and drunk driving statistics. One of the reasons the United States is looking to lower the drinking age is the problem of binge drinking in college.
The Injustices of the Drinking Age The drinking age in the US was changed from 21 to 18 to solve the problems it had caused when it the legal age was 18, however, instead of fixing these problems, the new age has just covered them up and is causing further trouble. “The change of drinking age to 18 in 1971 was quickly changed back to 21 by 1984 to counter-act the epidemic of drunk driving accidents that it had caused” (“Lowering”.). The drinking age in the US should be lowered to 18 because it would increase the safety and health in teens.
I agree that the minimum driving age should be raised from sixteen to eighteen. The minimum driving age is the minimum age at which a person may acquire a driver’s licence to drive a vehicle on public roads. Sixteen year olds are not fully developed enough to manage the skills for driving. Teenagers are lazy, incompetent, irrational, and should not be on the roads driving. The minimum driving age should be raised from sixteen to eighteen because teenagers are irresponsible, inexperienced, and are safety hazards.
The U.S. has a problem that needs to be fixed, the problem they are currently facing is underage drinking. This problem has been going on for a few years now, but there just hasn’t been an effective solution to stop it. A way to stop this problem is by making some sort of law or rule that will prevent teens from drinking and causing more problems. This is a problem because it is a safety issue and when teens are drunk, they tend to make stupid decisions.
Furthermore, Brinkley states, “political reformers (correctly) looked on the saloon as one of the central institutions of the urban machine, saw an attack on drinking as part of an attack on the bosses” (503). The liquor industry was beneficial to the economy of our country. Banning sales of alcohol was only taking away from one of the strongest economic staples of our country. The negative causes and effects of the anti-liquor movements are why it was one of the worst movements a person could support during the progressive
My third opinion is because they go over the speed limit. Even though parents and others try to make their kids realize that they don’t need to drive, but they do anyway. The parents just want their kids safe so I wouldn’t mind them raising the age limit. First, although it may seem cruel to teens, raising the minimum driving age would allow drivers to become better prepared. Drinking is the major problem why teens are in car accidents almost every day.
Although lowering the legal drinking age might give teenagers a chance at enjoying alcoholic beverages, the consequences are not worth the temporary pleasure. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are short and long term costs of choosing to drink alcohol. The short term risks include: careless injuries, violence, unprotected sexual behavior, and alcohol poisoning. The long term risks include: heart and liver disease, cancer in multiple parts of the body, memory loss, depression or anxiety, and alcohol dependence (www.cdc.gov). Raising the legal drinking age will provide safer roads and less damage to the consumers and their fellow peers.
One issue that I feel passionate about is the drinking age. I think that 21 is too old, however, I think that 18 is too young. It it were up to me I would make the drinking age 20. To start, 20 is a good age to allow people to begin drinking because once you hit 20 you are no longer a teennager. Even though 18 is legally when you become an adult, you are still a teenager, which means you are not an adult.
The Natural Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 has effectively established the drinking age to be 21 in order to drink alcohol in all fifty states. According to the National Minimum Drinking Age Act this law has saved 17,000 on the highways since 1988, and I believe this law should remain. 18-year-olds should not be allowed to drink. At the age of 18 one should not be allowed to drink alcohol because of the maturity level, increasing rates of car accidents and alcohol poisoning. Of course, many will disagree on the grounds of twenty-one being the age to purchase alcohol.
Should the drinking age really be lowered when it could do more harm than what it already does now? Many people are protesting the drinking age to be lowered to 18 because that's when people technically become an adult. But humans are not reaching their full potential due to the drinking age has been already too low. The drinking age should be raised because scientific studies show that the human brain is still developing until the age of 25.