Essay On Keeping The Drinking Age

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Some argue that the legal drinking age in PA should be lowered to 18 years old. Although the argument is very debatable, the drinking age should remain at 21 years old. For 18 year olds, they are experiencing a whole new world, consisting of more freedom, considering the curfew extension and the ability to buy cigarettes along with many other things. But on top of all of the new freedom, comes many responsibilities, such responsibilities that adults tend to not be able to handle. Keeping the drinking age as is will keep the young adults safe, healthy and in the long run, teach them responsibility. In the first place, the first priority of any law is to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens it applies to. The law was enforced after Prohibition allowing no one under the age of 21 to purchase, transport or even consume alcohol and that is the way it should remain. By continuing to keep the legal drinking age at 21, there will also be less alcohol related car accidents or DUI’s. In fact since the legal drinking age was raised to 21 years old, there…show more content…
Health issues are already a problem amongst heavy drinkers or binge drinkers, such as liver damage and kidney failure. By lowering the age limit, this allows the teens to develop these issues sooner. Especially since majority of teens who drink illegally now, drink until they are completely obliviated. This could possibly allow them to understand the concept of determining how much is too much as well as saving them from at least a few years of damage to their health. Another concern is rape and or other unintended sexual activity and how it has become a constant concern amongst teenage drinkers, by keeping the age limit at 21 this can also reduce the likeliness of such detrimental activities. This in turn will continue to keep the majority of teenagers under the age of 21 safe and out of harms

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