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andrew2897
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jp_porwisz10
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Drinking age at 18

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andrew2897
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/22/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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andrew2897

Pro

There is often debate at my school about what age people should legally be able to consume alcohol in the united states. The two ages which are being discussed are 18 and 21. I believe alcohol should be legal at 18. There have been many times which 18 year olds claim they would have called an ambulance for a too drunk friend but they did not want to be caught. as a result, many lives have been lost. What is your opinion?
jp_porwisz10

Con

Alchohal should be consumed at the age of 21
Debate Round No. 1
andrew2897

Pro

If legal at 18, the death rate of alcohol will drop drastically. If maturity is the reason, why can you enlist in the army? You can enter active combat at that age but you cant come home from your two year tour and enjoy a drink?
jp_porwisz10

Con

No, it would rise because teenagers would drink and drive
Debate Round No. 2
andrew2897

Pro

There could be laws set up to avoid that. 18 year olds should be allowed to drink at home but may not be served alcohol at bars. With stricter laws, more DUI stops, and more alcohol education, there would not be as many drunk drivers. People over 21 drunk drive as well. Just the other day a sober 17 year old girl was killed by a 31 year old drunk driver.
jp_porwisz10

Con

Alchohal is bad for the brain. It is their choice if they want to drink, but I would not recommend it.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by graceek 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Very boring argument