Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
Even though you must be 21 years old to legally purchase alcohol, a large portion of college students under 21 consume alcohol on a regular basis. This is because drinking by underage adults is seen as a way to rebel against authority and is seen as a fun social activity where everyone can have fun. As a country, we have tried to pass prohibition legislation twice in the past trying to control irresponsibility with drinking. These two times were during the state prohibition in the 1850's and the National Prohibition during the 1920's. These laws were finally revoked because we were unable to enforce them and the public uproar towards them caused other social problems. We are repeating history today and making the same mistakes we made in the past. Prohibition did not work then and with as rebellious and as crazy as young adults are now prohibition will not work for people under the age of 21.
Underage drinking and disobedience of the current drinking laws is seen all over many university campuses. Adults that are under the age of 21 are more likely to drink heavily on a regular basis. For example, roughly 25% of all