Lowering The United States Drinking Age To 18 Essay
In the 1980's it was legal for eighteen-year-olds to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. In 1984, the United States Government pressured the states to raise the legal age to twenty-one (Rally). Their reasoning--eighteen-year-olds were too immature and responsible in their partaking of alcohol. Outlawing the consumption of alcohol by minors does not prevent underage drinking anymore than posting speed limit signs prevents speeding! Is there something that all of the sudden makes us responsible drinkers when we turn 21? Many times, we see people under 21 make complete idiots of themselves while drinking. But can it not be concluded that we see an equal number of
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Eighteen-year-olds have the same responsibility as twenty-one-year-olds but are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages. Is it right to grant eighteen-year-olds all of these privileges, responsibilities, and obligations yet restrict them from drinking alcohol?
If eighteen-year-olds have the ability to handle the freedoms and responsibilities of being an adult, they should have the privilege to drink alcohol (Rally).
Is it really about you? The Unites States is a country of consumers, hypocrites and ignorance. If we raise the age-limit for driving we will hurt the automakers (a lot less consumption and lost jobs). So we raised