Having the legal drinking age at 21 is actually counterproductive in stopping teenagers and college students from drinking. In fact, it results in underage drinkers consuming even more alcohol. Since they don’t know when’s the next time they can get their hands on alcohol, they are more inclined to binge drink as much alcohol as they can. This massive consumption of alcohol in a short amount of time can lead to a lethal overdose or lethal accident such as drunk driving. If people were not afraid of being denied their alcohol, then they would not take such risks and would rather drink at a moderate pace.
If the legal drinking age should be lowered or stay the same is an issue that is constantly talked about. One side thinks that the law is counterproductive and can cause underage teens to binge drink. While the other side believe that the law saves lives and it would be dangerous to lower the drinking age. Both sides have research and statistics to back up their position. Many who disagree with the drinking age believe that when someone can pay taxes or enlist in the military they should be able to make their own decisions about drinking.
Lowering the drinking age: risky or safe? When teenagers turn 18, they are told that they are adults and are sent into the world. They go to college, get a job, marry or join the military. They do grown-up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents, but they can 't go to the bar for a beer.
Most people argued that teenager’s drinking age should be low so that teenager won’t have any problem drinking and going to prison, however to those who think that it is because of the punishment that teenager’s should have their drinking age lower. My opignion is that thoses thinking could be compare to the idea that because there are many persons going to prison because of murder or something else we should do something so that it when be a crime that people muder or kill. By doing that, yes you did eleminate the fact that people are going to prison but you did not resolve the problem of driving car accident, diseases and many other fact. I think that those solution are laking in the fact that they do not revolve the problems that drinking age for teenager have brought. By punishment and a rewarding we are learning our older are lerning us how we should live and think.
My name is Austin Gansert. I am a high school student at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA. I am writing you today to talk about a very controversial topic: the legal drinking age. I believe that there are many benefits to having a lower drinking age of 18, rather than the current drinking age of 21. There are many benefits to having a lowered drinking age, which I will explain in this letter.
The changing of the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 resulted from the false politicization of the very serious and prevalent issue of teenage drunk driving by activist groups such as M.A.D.D.-Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Instead of trying to legislate morality, which is a lost cause, the focus should be put on attempting to create a society which breeds responsible drinking habits. Since there is no significant change developmentally from the age 18 to 21, those three years are, in essence, a state of unfounded prohibition. The drinking age should be changed to 18. One reasoning behind the upping of the age, was the fact that the brain is not yet fully developed at the age of 18, and this can result in not only lapses of judgement (i.e., binge drinking, drunk driving, etc.) but also in alcohol related health issues.
The drinking age in America has been unchanged over many years but I believe that this is one area of law that should stopped being overlooked as it may be the cause for many unforeseen negative effects. The amount of taxpayers money that is spent on the current law system is outrageous for many reasons, one reason is the number of people in jail or correctional facilities. As we move on to try and better our society in gender inequality and many other areas this is a area that deserves to be targeted as well. One of the ways we could limit the number of people in the law system is ridding the system of unjust laws. Another way is to try to teach people the effects of using alcohol in a responsible manner.
Lowering the Drinking Age Picture yourself at this amazing party, you are having the time of your life, but you realize that there are so many people trashed and you are the only one that is not as wasted. The neighbors call the police department complaining that there is so much noise happening next door, that they want the police to shut it down or to at least tell them to be quiet. Well imagine your friend answering the door to the police but saying something incredibly stupid. The cops tell you to turn down the music, they really don’t care that you are eighteen and drinking because they know that it is the legal age. You see, most people would disagree that the drinking age should be eighteen because they think that we are still very
It goes without saying that in the United States underage drinking is a major cause for concern. Yet many are unaware of just how significant a problem underage drinking is. The facts reveal that alcohol has become the drug of choice for the vast majority of youth in the United States and the pervasiveness of alcohol puts every state, community, and family at risk. The question that we ask ourselves today is alcohol really harming to our youth and if so what should we do about it as parents, siblings, and friends who are affected by the abuse of this drug by young adults we know.