The Pros And Cons Of The Drinking Age

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From high school celebrations to college parties, alcohol has become the main focal point. Moreover, the presence of alcohol has come to dominate these so-called ‘gatherings’, and surprisingly, it has its advantages. Now, in most countries, the alcohol drinking age is within the range eighteen to twenty-one. However, these supposed laws are not impeding young adults from drinking, whether it is legal or illegal. The governments in most countries are failing to develop not only concrete, but effective methods and measures that will enforce their laws. Fake identifications, local stores, and convenient contacts are enabling the access to alcohol to young adults. These three factors are causing elders to misconstrue. Now, according to the Legal Dictionary, an adult is “a person who by virtue of attaining a certain age, generally eighteen, is regarded in the eyes of the law as being able to manage his or her own affairs.” Yet, the alcohol drinking age in some countries such as the United States of America, portrays just the contrary. By increasing the required drinking age, these nations are not merely contradicting their own laws and misusing tactics, but costing a great amount of money to their country and citizens. This is generating misinterpretations of rising and former adult’s capacity to rationalize, negative impacts on the economy, and uncontrolled environments in institutions and homes. During World War II, ‘proponents’ suggested that if eighteen year olds were mature
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