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socialpinko
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bronzevirus
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Abolishing the drinking age(U.S.)

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socialpinko
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,646 times Debate No: 15600
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (1)

 

socialpinko

Pro

I will argue that the drinking age in the U.S. should be abolished.

Round 1 will be for acceptance and arguments will begin in round 2. If my opponent wishes to define terms which he/she deems necessary that would be appropriate for this round.

Good luck to whoever accepts this debate.
bronzevirus

Con

I will challenge the debate with my argument that there should be minium legal age to allow alcohol purchase and drinking.

Looking forward to have this debate. Thanks.
Debate Round No. 1
socialpinko

Pro

I will post my opening arguments in this round and then expand on them in the next.

1.)Making a minimum drinking age does not deter most teenagers from drinking alcohol. 62% of high school seniors according to one survey admitted to being drunk recently.[1] All this does is make alcohol a forbidden fruit which makes it seem more attractive to youth.

2.)As a minimum drinking age does not lower alchohol ingestion rates among teenagers, teens are not allowed to drink in bar or most public places. This means that teens must steal alcohol and ingest it in private which can lead to higher rates of binging as there are not social pressures to make the teen stop when he/she is at his/her limit.

I will go into more detail in the next round and also refute my opponent's arguments. For now I pass the debate on back to my opponent.

[1]http://www.about-alcoholism-info.com...
bronzevirus

Con

bronzevirus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
socialpinko

Pro

Extend my arguments.
Vote Pro
bronzevirus

Con

bronzevirus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
socialpinko

Pro

I presented my two arguments and my opponent brought no argument to refute them. As my arguments have gone undisputed I contend that they be accepted and that voters vote Pro.
bronzevirus

Con

bronzevirus forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by FREEDO 6 years ago
FREEDO
If anyone brings up it causing chaos and every kid being a drunk, just point them to Denmark. They have less drunkenness than America. Although, that's probably why they don't have a drinking age.
Posted by FREEDO 6 years ago
FREEDO
Works for Denmark.
Posted by socialpinko 6 years ago
socialpinko
yes
Posted by Zyanya 6 years ago
Zyanya
Abolished in there should be no drinking age at all?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by J.Kenyon 6 years ago
J.Kenyon
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