The debate on lowering the drinking age 60 minutes: some say age should be lowered to 18, but madd and others strongly disagree. It's possible to make a case for raising or lowering i grew up in 13 different countries around the world and some of them had no drinking age in my time the 'should' factor is a hard one to argue for or against because so much of it. Should the drinking age be changed to 18 implications of the amethyst initiative in 1984, congress passed the national minimum drinking age act, which. Debating the issues a 2001 associated press poll found that fully three-quarters of adults and teens alike thought the drinking age should be enforced more.
You can vote you can gamble you can even serve in a war but you can't have a drink there's something strange about that. Since most college students drink, why not lower the drinking age to 18 that would encourage more responsible behavior, some college presidents say but a study says it would hurt more than help. How did we end up with a drinking age of 21 in short, because of the national minimum drinking age act of 1984 this law basically told states that they had to enact a minimum drinking age of 21 or lose up to 10 percent of their federal highway funding since that's serious coin, the states jumped. People 18 years and older are considered adults and should be treated as such by being allowed to legally purchase and consume alcohol the united states is one of the few countries that maintains a relatively high minimum legal drinking age of 21. If you are expected to make responsible, adult decisions at the age of 18, why can't alcohol be one of those decisions. Got booze not unless you're 21 how unfair read the top 10 reasons the drinking age should be lowered to 18.
Participate in the debate on the current legal drinking age and whether it should be lowered to the age of 18. Many argue that raising the drinking age will promote under age drinking contrary to belief, most teenagers will obey the law although there will always be those who drink. When it comes to the legal drinking age being 21 there are valid arguments in favor of it while others favor lowering the drinking age to 18 legal drinking age varies by country lets see some of the reasons as to why some think the legal drinking age in us should be 18 and not 21.
Why is the drinking age 21 in the first place the legal drinking age in the united states has been 21 since the national minimum drinking age act in 1984. Drinking age should be lowered, and i know that by lowering it we can drop the percentage of reckless teen alcohol abusers it is worth trying it , and if everything goes the opposite then change the law once more (which is done lots of times, for dumb reasons) and raise the drinking age back to twenty-one.
The legal drinking age should be 18 essay - did you know that in the year 1980 the legal drinking age was only 18 in 1987 there was a law passed that said in order to drink legally and to buy alcohol a person had to be 21. The drinking age should be lowered to 18 because you can vote at eighteen, buy tobacco, it’ll reduce the thrill of breaking the law, evidence supports that early introduction of drinking is the safest way to reduce juvenile alcohol abuse, and college people that are not 21 drink also. Is it time to lower the drinking age to 18 by thrillist by: wil fulton credit: shutterstock why is the drinking age 21 in the first place. 57 comments on drinking: 18 vs 21 reply link anonymous on 10212010 at 7:20 am why 18 vs 21 i do believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18.
Debaters return it to 18, and enforce it gabrielle glaser, author, her best-kept secret: why women drink raising the drinking age to 21 hasn't reduced drinking -- it’s merely driven it underground, to the riskiest of settings. With the citation of president bush's twin 19-year-old daughters for misdemeanor alcohol violations in texas, an old debate has resurfaced — is the drinking age set too high. The drinking age debate that has been ongoing since the prohibition presents arguments for both sides of whether the legal drinking age should be lowered or not.
Legal drinking age was established to promote responsible drinking, safety, and to prevent minors from accessing and/or abuse the use of alcohol most of the countries accepted the age of 18 as already legal but in some studies, age 21 should be the ideal drinking age. Should the drinking age for military members be lowered in this that is why i support lowering the military drinking age to 18 for those who serve. The drinking age should be lowered, fast in missouri, longtime state representative phyllis kahn has worked for a lowering of the drinking age in her state. The drinking age shouldn't be lowered because of three very real risks: drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and violent and/or destructive behavior above: every 12 minutes.