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The Drinking Age

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 7:54pm

kegstand

kegstand

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There has been a lot of debate when it comes to the legal drinking age here in US. When it comes to law, there is always an opinion, some are for it and some are against. When it comes to the legal drinking age being 21 we are totally against it. Legal drinking age varies by country. Here is my main argument against this:

An 18 year old in US has the right to vote, and serve in the military. If an 18 year old can make up their mind as to who the potential leader of the country should be and take a bullet for their country, they should have every right to purchase and drink alcohol.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 8:00pm

JoshTheBoss

JoshTheBoss

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Well their main argument is that it's bad for your brain development if you drink before you're 21. My argument is that getting shot while serving in the army is also bad for your development, so maybe they should raise the age that you can serve in the military.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 8:05pm

kegstand

kegstand

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But when you turn 18 your an "adult" so you should at least be able to make your own decision to drink, even if it is bad for your development"

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 8:31pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

Pretty simple the fact is when your drunk you cause alot of damage and the number of incident would grow lager if more younger people would drink since they have less sense and less self control in general than their older counterparts.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:05pm

kegstand

kegstand

17 posts

yes but, Anyone under 21 sees alcohol as a "forbidden fruit." The curiosity leads to more people under the age of 21 drinking anyway.  So if we were to lower the drinking age, it would probably lower the number of people drinking as well.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:07pm

Krizaz

Krizaz

1,843 posts

Anyone under 21 sees alcohol as a "forbidden fruit.

That's because teachers have been shoving it down our throats since we could think for ourselves, and even before that.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:09pm

EnterOrion

EnterOrion

3,615 posts

Person: Don't drink beer if you're underage.
Underage person: Yeah, sure. I'll totally not do that. *a few seconds of awkward silence* *runs home to drink*

Versus

Person: I don't care.
Underage person: Sure. *runs home and thinks long and hard (a total of five minutes) about drinking*

Mhm.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:14pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,205 posts

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So if we were to lower the drinking age, it would probably lower the number of people drinking as well.

You would think that lowering the drinking age would actually increase the number.

Well their main argument is that it's bad for your brain development if you drink before you're 21. My argument is that getting shot while serving in the army is also bad for your development, so maybe they should raise the age that you can serve in the military.

This and:

But when you turn 18 your an "adult" so you should at least be able to make your own decision to drink, even if it is bad for your development"

This, looks to be the main argument for right now. Even if we are 18, our entire body isn't fully developing right now; our bones, eyes, and brain aren't fully developed. In this sense, lowering the drinking age to a child level is silly, however, you are still able to join the military. So the question here is, why are you able to join the military at age 18 when you are still not an adult? Because you are physically able to become a soldier? Because you are finished with the standard school courses required to take?

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:44pm

WexMajor82

WexMajor82

929 posts

At least you don't have morons in your country that sells alchool to 11 years older.
This people should get some jail time, for realignment of their perceptons about what's important.

 

Posted Apr 13, '10 at 9:56pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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At least you don't have morons in your country that sells alchool to 11 years older.
This people should get some jail time, for realignment of their perceptons about what's important.

Considering this sentence, I think you meant "younger" XD
Wex, you live in...Italy? They don't have a federal law that sets the legal limit to a half-way reasonable age?

 
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