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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

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Started: 3/27/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TJMcDonald

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Studies show that when the legal drinking age has been lowered especially to the age of 18 among college students the amount of binge drinking has significantly decreased. If we decrease this age the detrimental affects among college students will greatly decrease due to the fact that college students will not feel the need to consume high amounts of alcohol because they will not feel the need to rebel because it will be legal.
Misspriss14

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If the age limit changed for drinking then more younger people would want to drink. There would be more deaths by a drunk driver. And there would be more people that get fined for DUI. Some younger people might not know how to control themselves and they could do something that is against the law.
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Posted by ritesh 3 years ago
ritesh
I believe that the drinking age should be lowered from 21 to 18. The simple reasoning behind this is that I have seen many teenagers (18-20) not being able to get their hands on alcohol so they decide to immerse themselves on drugs such as ecstasy, LSD and cocaine which, in my opinion, is magnitudes worse than alcohol.
Posted by Misspriss14 3 years ago
Misspriss14
There are 18 year olds that don't know how to control themselves.
Posted by TJMcDonald 3 years ago
TJMcDonald
I am recommend one the new age to be 18. When college students are asked about their drinking habits many respond that when they get the chance to drink to intake way more than most people would because they do not get to drink often. If the age is lowered it would be legal for them to drink whenever they want so it would always be available to them so by lowering the age even though some people will still binge drink the number among current under age drinkers will drop because it won't be illegal for them to drink anymore.
Posted by JacobAnderson 3 years ago
JacobAnderson
So you suggest that allowing college students to purchase and drink alcohol legally, they will decide they should not drink it? Is this neglecting to know that people over 21 in college also participate in these activities?
Posted by Mr.sarcastic 3 years ago
Mr.sarcastic
How low of an age are we talking? 18? And people don't drink alcohol to be a rebel, they drink it because it tastes good.
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