Benefits Of Lowering The Drinking Age For People

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Lowering the Drinking Age for People in the Military Emily Kirk English Composition Professor Nia Crawford December 2013 Twenty-one is the current legal drinking age in the United States. At the age of 18, we become legally responsible for our every action. We gain the right to many freedoms not available to us prior to becoming an adult. "The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen-years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age."(Amendment 26, Section 1 of the Constitution). Where some believe that the drinking…show more content…
This allows people to gamble (in most states), vote, buy tobacco, get a tattoo, adopt a child, and carry a weapon. These are just a few examples of what a person is allowed to do when they turn 18. Drinking can affect other people, but everyone is being punished for those who have made mistakes while drinking. It is more frequent that an 18 year who wants to drink, is going to drink. Getting a hold of alcohol isn’t really that difficult. People, who will drive drunk, will drive drunk. If someone is willing to break the law, then they might be willing to break it by driving drunk. There are some people that believe lowering the drinking age for people under 21 serving in the armed forces would have horrible effects on their future. Those who serve tend to have to deal with a much higher job stress level than your ever day person on the home front. If someone is more likely to become an alcoholic, this job could potentially push them to that edge. Again, it’s our right as American citizens to make that initial choice to

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