The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
Turning eighteen is a big year, probably the biggest. When a person turns eighteen, a million doors open. A person can legally change their name, buy cigarettes, and even get a tattoo on their own. They are allowed to vote for who they want to lead their country, they are tried as an adult in courtrooms, and they are considered as an adult. Once a person turns eighteen, they are considered a man or a woman. It is the difference between a teenager and an adult. If a person can handle all of these responsibilities at the age eighteen, why must the drinking law be twenty-one? The drinking age should be lowered to the age of eighteen because eighteen-year olds are considered adult, and they should be treated like one.
Turning eighteen is a milestone. When a person turns eighteen years old, their brains are basically fully developed. They are old enough to make decisions on their own. The drinking age law has forced drinking illegally and underground, which ultimately has the consequence of binge drinking. If the consumption of alcohol at eighteen years old age is legalized, people would not feel the need to drink excessively whenever they get the chance too. Other countries around the world such as Jamaica and many countries in Europe have lowered their drinking age to eighteen. One suggestion is to lower the drinking age to eighteen and increase the punishment of drinking and driving.
If the drinking age is lowered to eighteen, the parents of children will be obligated to teach their children how to drink and how to find out their limits. Parties go on all the time and people as young as freshman in high school begin to drink. Parties are also great places to meet new people and make new friends. The whole point of college is to make new friends and start a new life. I met one of my best friends in school right now at a party. It is a time to socialize and have a good time.
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