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Should the drinking age stay at 21

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/10/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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16cpando

Pro

The drinking age should not be lowered to 18, it should stay at 21.
Benshapiro

Con

The whole reason behind putting an age limit on alcohol is because age signals maturity. Usually the older you are, the more mature you are. Therefore, by putting the age limit at 21 policy makers hope that people make wiser decisions based on their maturity level which is signaled by increasing age regarding the use of alcohol.

The age of 21 itself is arbitrary. Also, maturity levels can be VASTLY different in individuals of the same age. I'd propose no age limit to the use of alcohol but rather a mandatory test to show that you have adequate knowledge of the effects of alcohol, a brief history, statistics concerning alcohol-related incidents, and the health-adverse effects of alcohol, and a multiple-choice test for ethical use of alcohol in differing situations. Now, you might be concerned that young kids would be able to drink alcohol if there's no age limit. But to pass this test the individual must be mature. Maturity is signaled by age so the person taking the test would probably be around the drinking age regardless.
Debate Round No. 1
16cpando

Pro

yes. i agree with you 100%
Benshapiro

Con

oh. Well that was unexpected. So if you agree with me does that mean you concede the debate?
Debate Round No. 2
16cpando

Pro

16cpando forfeited this round.
Benshapiro

Con

Extend arguments
Debate Round No. 3
16cpando

Pro

16cpando forfeited this round.
Benshapiro

Con

Vote pro!
Debate Round No. 4
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