Analysis: Is The Drinking Age At The Correct Age?

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Is the Drinking Age at the Correct Age? There is much argument over whether the drinking age should be lowered to 18 from 21. There have been disputes over alcohol ever since it has been discovered and this is a big one all over the United States. However, the big argument is whether or not 18 year old kids are old enough to consume alcohol responsibly. There are plenty of arguments on both sides because of the severity of under aged drinking in the United States. Also, a big factor is if the kids would be able to drink responsibly. The drinking age in the United States should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. One argument is that when a U.S. soldier returns from battle to have dinner with his dad, why can he not have a beer with his dinner? He is able to risk his life for this fight, but he cannot drink a beer with his dad on his day of return? People say that 18 year olds are too immature to drink and cannot handle it, but then why are they allowed to hold two jobs, be a legal adult, drive, and go to college full time? It seems to me that the only reason for the drinking age to be older than eighteen is that people are scared that the eighteen-year-olds would not be able to handle their alcohol, but anybody who just starts drinking needs time to get used to it. In turn, nobody is perfect and no matter when you start…show more content…
The main reason that many people do not think the age limit should change is that underage kids will not be able to handle the freedom and will cause problems all over the country. In addition, younger kids will be able to get alcohol easier than before because they will be able to talk to seniors in high school about getting alcohol. Which could be true for high school kids, because the kids of age can charge them and make money from it. That being said, it may be a bad idea for the drinking age to be lowered to
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