Lowering Legal Drinking Age

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Lowering the Drinking Age

Half the United States population starts drinking at the age of 14.When you are 18 you have privileges like joining the army. (Mitch Adams Lowering the drinking age page 1) You can go to war and die for your country but you still can not enjoy an ice cold beer. (Mitch Adams Lowering the drinking age page 1) How is being 21 different from being 18? How does three more years of not drinking make you mature enough to drink? The longer you drink the more you start to drink responsibly. (Katherine Reilly Why 21? Page 1) The legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because most teens under 21 drink, when you turn 18 you get tons of privileges, at you 18 are considered an adult and what is so special about the age 21. First, the drinking age should be lowered because most people under 21 drink anyway. (Donald Bradley Lowering drinking age Page 1) Why not just lower the age to make it legal for them to drink? Half the U.S population starts drinking their first year in high school. (Valerie Richardson Coors Urges lower drinking age Page 2) 10.4 million kids reported drinking last year so obviously this law is not working. The average teen begins drinking at 14, seven years before they can legally drink. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 1) Since the drinking age was raised teens have tended to drink in more of an abusive manor. (Author unknown Lowering the drinking age Page 1) More young people tend to drink abusively when they do consume alcohol since the age was raised. (Dr. Ruth Enys The drinking age should be lowered Page 2) From 1982-1987 about 45% of students reported vomiting after drinking this went up to over 55% after the change. (Dr. Ruth Enys Why the drinking age should be lowered Page 2) Drinking is not the problem but rather abuse of alcohol is. (The Nations Youth Association No title Page 1) We should not be preaching "do not drink", we should be saying "drink responsible". (Author Unknown No title...
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