Pros And Cons Of Keeping The Drinking Age To 18

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“If you can get shot, You can take a shot” Human consumption of alcohol was unintentional, accidental, and chaotic. The earliest we can date back to intentional use of alcohol is when scientists found Stone Age beer jugs. Beer started off as a staple supplement and the wine was from Egyptians. Alcohol was first mainly used for religion, relaxation, and nutritional and medicinal purposes. Before the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed, 16-17 was the average age for someone to drink alcohol. All credible study’s show that consuming a responsible amount of alcohol at age 18 would not cause physiological nor physical damage to the body. California voters should vote to lower the drinking age to 18 to give every 18-year-old consistent…show more content…
There are 8 different reasons when drinking is accepted for people under 21: On private property with parent’s consent; Private property with out parent consent; Religious purposes; Medical purposes; Work related; Educational purposes; Restaurants with parent; If you’re under the influence calling for another minor. Clearly the purpose of these 8 exceptions is for the enjoyment and better safety of everybody. Although, these exceptions do contradict themselves when the main reason for the drinking age to be 21 is for everyone’s safety. Some also argue that the drinking age should be kept at 21 because the brain doesn't finish maturing until around age 25, but in that case we should also raise the voting age and the military age. We have to be…show more content…
Too much of anything is bad for you. If were going to try and monitor and shelter 18 years olds medical and psychological health, then cigarettes, chewing Tabaco, swishers, strip clubs, and social networks should be restricted to a minimum age of 21. If 18 year olds are legal adults and have a right to everything, why is alcohol singled out. Alcohol is singled out because the common belief that all 18 years old are reckless and not competent enough to handle alcohol. In some cases that is 100% true. However it’s not fair to the responsible 18 year olds that are in the military, going to school, employed, pursuing their dreams, or even just working to save money for the future to have that adult right taken away. You are even allowed to get married at 18, how are you suppose to toast too a long life of happiness? It is only right for the drinking age to be lowered to 18. The legal drinking age is 21, but if you can vote, adopt children, go to war and become a pilot at 18, you should be able to have a drink. Either you’re a legal adult at 18, with all the responsibilities and rights that come with it, or you’re not. It’s hypocritical and inconsistent to have it any other
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