Youth in these societies rarely embarrass themselves or their families by abusing alcohol. In Portugal and New Zealand there are no minimum drinking age requirements. In Belgium, most of Canada, Italy, and Spain, young people of sixteen years may consume in restaurants when with parents or another adult. Australia and South Africa have an 18-year minimum. Researchers have pointed out that minimum drinking age laws in the U.S. are a post-Prohibition phenomenon.
In our present day, how does Romans 14:21 apply to drinking alcohol as a beverage? In what way does Romans 12:1 – 5 apply to our behavior and outlook on illicit drugs such as alcohol? Is a friend really being a friend if he or she offers you an alcoholic drink? Nancy Reagan said, “JUST SAY NO.” Why does what Nancy Reagan said apply to alcohol? In Proverbs 23:23 we read, “SELL NOT INSTRUCTION.” A.
David Amalfitano Dr. Corso English 101-L 18 November 2008 The Law is the Law The drinking age has been a controversial subject and as serious as it is, this issue should not be taken lightly. Whether to keep the age of 21 or lower the drinking age to 18 has been debated over the years; the age now to legally drink is 21 and has been for 40 years and should not be changed. Keeping the drinking age at 21 will solve those problems dealing with the consequences that come from underage drinking. For almost 40 years, most states have set their minimum drinking age law at 21. Hanson presents that at the height of the Vietnam War in the early 1970s, 29 states began lowering their drinking age to more closely align with
During the 1970’s reports showed that teenage car accidents increased in states where the MLDA had been lowered from 21 years old. This in turn prompted Congress to help alleviate the problem by passing the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. Although the federal government has no constitutional basis for setting a MLDA, it has
The average drinking age around the world is 15.9 years of age. According to drinkingage.procon.org, 69% of countries have a set drinking age between 18 and 19 years old. So now the question is why does the United States have such a high drinking age compared to most all other countries. Statistics show that many countries with the minimum drinking age of 18 have better drunk driving reports than the United States. In 2009, there were 10,389 fatalities in the United States alone due to drinking and driving.
This put them in a drastically less safe environment then at home. Drinking a glass of wine in countries like Spain or Portugal is very common with teenagers. These teens know that drinking is fine when done in moderation and when they do not have to sneak away to do so. Drinking with friends and family sound like a much more fun and safe idea then in a basement of a stranger’s house in a rundown
Secondly, If US could change the drinking age to 18, less people will abuse alcohol. It doesn’t have sense wait to have Twenty years old the age that you're considered an adult under the law, and have the same right to drink alcohol at 18, If the age were lowered that would help promote a culture of responsible alcohol use. 18-year olds person would often go to bars rather than house parties, and wouldn't feel like they had to hide what they were doing. In turn, this would lead to less fatality from alcohol abuse. Also, lowering the drinking age would be a good thing not only for the economy, but also to prevent so many young people from breaking the law so much.
Drinking privately is extremely unsafe and when kids are in a situation they can't handle, they can then ask for help. Majority of teens are capable of being responsible and can handle the low age. This will alleviate all the problems with college students. Underage drinking is a huge problem in the United States because it has one of the highest ages in the
I believe that purchasing and consuming alcohol should be added to this long list of things. The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen because at eighteen you are considered an adult, by this age young people are already drinking and other countries have done it and had minimal accidents.
The Drinking Age Debate: Should It Be Lowered, or Remain the Same? For many years there has been controversy about what the legal minimum age to consume alcohol in the United States should be. Many people believe that it would be beneficial to conform to the majority of other countries by lowering the legal age to eighteen. On the other hand, many believe that we should just leave the legal drinking age where it is now, at twenty-one. This controversy can be broken down into three main points of argument: safety, bingeing behavior, and maturity.