I agree the legal drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18. People are constantly saying that an 18 year old are more immature, and too irresponsible to handle drinking, but the fact of the matter is that it all comes down to your tolerance level, morals, and values that you grew up with. No matter what age you start drinking at, your tolerance level is going to be the same because you just started and if you've taught yourself discipline throughout your years growing up then you should have enough discipline to moderate your alcohol intake.
Drinking is illogical. The people of America know this. The U.S. government attempted to ban drinking in the past. The only reason that it is not still illegal to drink is that Mafias and other criminals started moving drinks like meth. America was in an state of panic. The only reason is that it is not 18 is that the government wants to flat-out ban it and the reason it isn't banned as that the American people would revolt.
Drinking is not illogical. What's illogical is how irrational people's thinking can be. One man said that he felt only veterans and 18 year olds currently serving in the military should be able to drink. Veterans are already passed the age of 18 and only allowing those serving in the army is like saying they are better individuals when that is not the case whatsoever.
That doesn't change the fact that people get drunk and drive off cliffs and the younger you are the less responsible than older people. It doesn't matter what is already being done. The future is what matters and in my opinion, a clear-headed sober one is a good future.
The brain isn't fully developed until the age of 27 so by your reasoning no one should be allowed to drink until that age. There will be vehicular accidents everywhere you go someway somehow, not all of them are because of some 18 year old that couldn't hold their liquor. Statistics actually show that more 21 year olds who drink and drive cause more accidents than the 18 year olds that do it, and in foreign countries 18 year olds are allowed to drink and they handle it exceptionally well. We have bigger problems going on in the world and that's even shown by the police as they recognize underage drinking to be a low priority for them. If it's already a low priority why keep it illegal? It's simply causing more problems than necessary. There's no knowledge of what the future holds for anyone. Yes, there are measures that we can take to try and ensure that it's a safe one but there are no guarantees. This is life and life is rough. If we provide previsionary places for the 18 and yes even the 21 year old to drink we can minimize their intake. It's called 'moderation' and everyone should practice it. Allowing the 18 year old to drink would also lower death by binge drinking percentage. They binge because they don't know where and when their next drink is coming. I standby my decision that the MLDA should be lowered to 18, with all the liberties they have now, it only makes sense for them to get this one.