Argumentative Essay: Lowering Drinking Age

419 Words2 Pages Dr. Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State College in downtown Denver, also signed the initiative. "I'm a split personality on it (lowering the drinking age). I'm more in the camp that thinks we need a national debate on this. But there are a whole range of issues worth noting. Eighteen-year-olds can run for public office, vote, serve in the military and get married. So, the lower-drinking-age question has to be considered in the context of all those other decisions," Jordan said. "My concern and that of many of the other presidents who signed the initiative is that we aren't doing our students a favor by avoiding this. Saying that keeping the minimum age at 21 is reducing highway deaths is ignoring the bigger problem." Dr. George…show more content…
If we educate our young adults at the age of 18 that binge drinking is not cool that’s what they will think. If we educate them In large groups of kids, such as anyone who wants to drink legally, then all of them will have seen what can happen. It will unlikely that a large group of college students will think binge drinking is cool, and that they will effect others around them, and eventually starting a trend of binge drinking. "Every year, there is a flurry of headlines about the health benefits of wine. But can drinking wine really make a difference? Here, the news—very good news, indeed—from the latest studies. Note: The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day." Christine Quinlan " The Benefit: Promotes Longevity… Reduces Heart-Attack Risk… Lowers Risk of Heart Disease… Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes… Lowers Risk of Stroke… Cuts Risk of Cataracts… Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer… Slows Brain
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