Ever since Prohibition, our country has constantly debated the issue of alcohol. Should it be legal or not? Who should be allowed to drink alcohol? But the question at hand today is: What should be the legal drinking age? I believe the drinking age should be lowered down from twenty-one to nineteen years old.
Anthony Mollica Composition II Final Paper-Draft 8/15/2012 Lowering the drinking age to 18 The debate on the subject of the legal drinking age in the United States has been a long and arduous one. Since 1980, there have been many arguments on both sides of the issue. Some believe that the drinking age is fine where it is at, which is 21 years old across the United States, and others who want it lowered to 18-years-old. My views on the subject are that if you can serve in the military, vote for your elected officials, and get married by the time you are 18, you should have the right to enjoy an adult beverage being of the legal age of 18-years-old. The major component that caused the drinking age to be raised to 21 years old by Federal Law started in 1980 with the creation of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Professor David J. Hanson, Ph. D of the State University of New York, suggests, “The minimum drinking age of 21 in the U.S. appears to be not only ineffective but actually counter-productive.” If society grants eighteen-year-olds the responsibilities and the freedom of choices that coincide with adulthood, the drinking age should be lowered to reflect society’s faith in our young adults. Moreover, the drinking age should be lowered to age eighteen because an eighteen- year-old
This makes them want to be a rebel and try out what it is they are being kept away from. The fact that they don’t know when they will be able to drink again is the reason most college students tend to get overly drunk when they get a chance which can lead to many serious problems such as death. Keeping the drinking age at 21 sends the wrong message that alcohol represents maturity, which leads teens to want to drink alcohol to appear more mature. If the drinking age was lowered there would be no peer pressure to drink, and young adults could learn how to handle alcohol responsibly at home from their parents. Another reason the drinking age should be lowered is because in the United States you are considered a legal adult at 18.
Briona Salata June 07, 2013 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Lowering the legal drinking age in the United States. There are many different factors in favor of and against lowering the legal drinking age in the United States. There are many different reasons, facts and opinions for and against the subject of whether or not the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered. This is a controversy in which many people have different views. One reason that for why the legal drinking age should be lowered is that the legal age to become responsible as an adult is at eighteen.
Curfews cause rushing that causes speed related crashes. The basis of the curfew is off of crashes caused for reasons unrelated to night driving. Curfews also limit freedom that can damage teens for later life. With all these negatives why is there a curfew at all. To begin with, teen freedom is essential in forming law abiding responsible habits for the rest of their life.
Some people seem to think there is. The real question here is; should the issue of teens being able to walk the streets at all hours of the night be left up to parents or should the government step up and take action regarding teen curfew to help keeps kids off the street and out of trouble? Being a parent often means being the “bad guy”. Setting rules and being strict isn’t fun for anyone but it is a necessary part of the job. They protect, provide for and teach their kids what they need to know to be successful in life.
Persuasive Essay Driving has always been a privilege to young 16 year old adults but now people are trying to take that privilege away from the kids. People believe that 16 year old kids are too young and not mentally ready to take on the privilege of driving, but kids do not think so. This is an important issue because there are so many kids in the U.S that would be losing this great and wonderful privilege. I believe that the driving age should not change because there is so much misleading information that people are trying to use to persuade other people to change the driving age. Adults believe that kids are a danger to society behind the wheel of a motor vehicle because of all the accidents they cause.
Also, it is impossible to make generalizations about an age groups maturity and mental development, and it isn’t fair to do this. When considering raising the driving age or not, choosing to raise it would not miraculously make the early drivers accidents dramatically decrease. Some support their claims to increase the driving age with staggering statistics about the high percentage of first year driver mortality. For example, in 2008, 12 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were ages 15 to 20. However, I do not think this claim is fair in proving young drivers are more reckless.
Should current gun laws have more restrictions? Does the current gun legislation have direct correlation with crime rates? Does America’s safety depend on guns? For the past several decades, as gun violence has been more prominent in the media, this controversial question has become a national debate splitting the country in two. Should the U.S. tighten the gun legislations?