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llondon
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Juris
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Drinking Age Change

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Juris
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/5/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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llondon

Pro

I believe that the drinking age should be changed to 18 years old. I'm looking for a quick argument debating why or why not the drinking age should be changed.

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Juris

Con

Accepted.

Set the parameters.. is it in the U.S. ? what age do you want? make it clear
Debate Round No. 1
llondon

Pro

llondon forfeited this round.
Juris

Con

You forfeited. So I assume you want it to change from 21 to 18. Don’t say you want to change it from 21 to 25, or 21 to 30.. that would be unfair and ridiculous.

Arguments

1 . 900 Lives Saved Yearly by Keeping the Drinking Age at 21
Laws that maintain the legal drinking age at 21 save lives on the road, and protect young people from other hazards of drinking, according to a new review of studies.
Researchers examined the evidence from studies conducted since 2006, and found that laws that make it illegal for people under age 21 to drink are linked to lower rates of drunk-driving deaths among young people.
Researchers also found that current drinking restrictions have not resulted in more binge drinking among teens, as some have suggested. 1
2. It would increase the rates of binge drinking and intoxication.
Using other countries that have lower drinking ages as a standard, allowing alcohol consumption at the age of 18 would create higher rates of binge drinking and intoxication in the 18-20 age demographic. Kids younger than 13 also begin drinking at higher rates in areas where the drinking age is lower.2


3. It could affect the final growth stages of people.
The human body continue to develop through the rest of the teenage years, especially from a mental standpoint. Drinking affects the frontal lobe of the brain and lowering the drinking age could put the 18-20 age demographic at risk for chronic mental health problems.3



1 http://www.livescience.com...
2 3 http://apecsec.org...


Debate Round No. 2
llondon

Pro

llondon forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bladesman001 2 years ago
bladesman001
really its just effective to have experience to know limits but i don't think it should get closer to the driving age in America. If it is changed lower it should be 16 and the driving age should be raised.
Posted by Juris 2 years ago
Juris
I did not read that you said that you want 18 yrs old.. my mistake...
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Reasons for voting decision: Con wins since pro forfeited 2 rounds. Con wins by a landslide.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited the entire debate therefore there are no points to award to pro or even call a tie. All 7 points to con