Breaking The Drinking Age Essay

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“You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally,” Dr. Dre, a very successful record producer, executive producer, rapper, CEO, and entrepreneur once said. The minimum legal drinking age of 21 should be lowered because as adults, 18 year olds should have the right to drink, lowering the MLDA(minimum legal drinking age) would dwindle the thrill of breaking the law to drink alcohol, and countries with a lower MLDA have less car accidents. To begin with, the MLDA should be lowered to 18 because adults should have the right to make their own decisions about whether they consume alcohol or not. After people in the United States reach the…show more content…
Underage drinking has become normal and something tenagers look forward to when they enter collage. This is partly because consciously partaking in illegal activities gets their adrenaline running and they like the thrill they get when breaking the law. If it would be legal for 18 year olds to consume alcohol, it would be less exhilarating for students to drink since they wouldn’t have to break the law and they would drink more responsibly. The ultimate goal of having the minimum legal drinking age at 21 is to protect teens from the harmful effects of alcohol, but it is causing the opposite effect because it encourages them to binge drink when they get the chance since alcohol is not easily accessible for them. Binge drinking is very harmful and can lead to death in some scenarios, but moderate consumption can be healthy for the body and the mind. Not only that, but lowering the MLDA would majorly decrease the amount of underage drinkers who are hurt from alcohol-related reasons because they are afraid they will get caught or arrested if they go to the hospital. Having the minimum legal drinking age at 21 makes it more likely that teens will binge drink and get hurt, so it should be lowered so that underground drinking will end and more lives will be
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