Why The Drinking Age Should Stay At 18

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Alcohol is consumed everyday. It is very common to have a glass of red wine with your dinner or even a beer after work with your friends. However, there is an age requirement on alcoholic beverages. I find this law to be too high. Don’t get me wrong I do agree that there should be an age requirement on alcoholic beverages however not at the age of 21. The fact that teenagers become adults at the age of eighteen proves that purchasing and consuming alcohol should be part of being “an adult.” At the age of eighteen one is deemed an adult and with this comes benefits and great responsibility. As an adult you are able to drive, attend college purchase cigarettes, vote, fight for you country, apply for social security, go to jail, and most importantly you are no longer your parents responsibity. Because of all these responsibilities. 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.…show more content…
After you are eighteen you have all your rights. This means that you now have more responsibility and are no longer dependent on your parents. At the age of eighteen teenagers finally get freedom. College begins and your future is now the most important thing at hand. Prohibiting teens from drinking in bars, restaurants, and public locations has the effect of forcing them to drink in unsupervised places such as fraternity houses or house parties. When teens get hurt from alcohol-related injuries or accidents, they are sometimes afraid of seeking medical help for fear of legal consequences. Lowering the drinking age will allow teens to drink alcohol in regulated environments with

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