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RubyArciniega
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esd11
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Should the drinking age be lower than 21

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Started: 3/21/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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RubyArciniega

Pro

The drinking age should be lower than 21, at age 18 young people are considered to be adults, they are able to vote, buy Cigarettes and even go into clubs. Not only that they are able to get married, sign contracts , join the military and not only that but if they get into trouble they can be prosecuted into an adult. Therefore if your legal to do all of this then the drinking age should be legal for 18 year olds to chose to drink
esd11

Con

The human brain does not finish developing until you reach the age of 25. All of the other things you listed will not do the same type of damage that alcohol will do. Though the legal age is 21 and the brain doesn't stop developing until you are 25, the brain is mostly developed by that age and will not cause nearly as much damage as it would to an 18 year old. The legal age being 18 also allows for very easy access to kids aged 14-17 due to the fact that 18 year olds would only be in high school. Those 18 year olds would be able to distribute alcohol to younger kids at their school. The drinking age being 21 stops these problems, and the only con is that 18-20 year olds can't drink alcohol/
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