Argument Essay On Drinking Age
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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
You always want what you can’t have, But if u could have it, would you still want it, or crave it. That’s the question at hand. From the moment we can understand how rules work it’s in betted in our minds that we can’t drink, smell or even look at alcohol until the age of 21.At least that’s how my generation grew up, but it hasn’t always been like that. In 1987 the decision was made to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21.
This is not the first time drinking alcoholic beverages has been regulated. In the 1920’s National probation was enforced, and in the 1850’s state prohibition. These laws were enforced so harshly a backlash occurred and even more social problems happened. We are doing the exact same thing today, by prohibiting people under 21 not to drink. Doing this it is causing and even worse backlash then it did in the 1920’s. College students are being forced to create there own little bars in their dorm room or apartments, where binge drinking occurs and in order to get drunk faster before they get caught. This law is creating alcoholics not preventing them this needs to change.
It is no secret that drinking goes on in the college atmosphere, I would be lying if I said it didn’t. But were not 21 when we go to college, were 18. When someone becomes 18 they are legally considered an adult. With the title of adult come great responsibilities. You can legally vote, you can go to war, get married, smoke, but yet we can have a bottle of wine at our wedding or a shot after a hard days job on the war front. This just doesn’t make sense to me. The theory is that people under the age of 21 are neither physically or emotionally developed to drink alcohol, but yet instill there ready at the age of 18 to shoot a man in a war.
Why is it that other countries find their kids responsible enough to drink at 16 or 17. What makes American kids so different. Perhaps if we were t...
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