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KeithKroeger91
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DrumBum1234
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drinking age lowered?

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KeithKroeger91
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/24/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,318 times Debate No: 6034
Debate Rounds (3)
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KeithKroeger91

Con

The drinking age should never be lowered to 18 due to the bad effects alcohol has on the adolescent brain. That is my stance on the issue ill let my opponent begin the debate.
DrumBum1234

Pro

I believe that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old. And I will wait to rebute after your arguement.
Thank you and good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
KeithKroeger91

Con

Drinking during the adolescent years is very harmful to the brain. Studies have proved that a young person's brain does not stop developing until their early 20s, and sometimes until their mid 20s. Adding alcohol to the mix can be very harmful because adolescents are more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol than older adults. Alcohol affects all parts of the brain including coordination, emotional control reasoning and many other things. Alcohol also interrupts hormones needed by minors for growth and maturity. Adolescent drinkers also do worse in school and are of higher chance to get behind.

Also....... During the Vietnam War states all around the nation began to lower the drinking age to 18 since many people started to complain saying how it was unfair because 18 year olds were allowed to enlist and die for their country but they couldn't drink alcohol. However, the result was an increase in Alcohol related car accidents and an increased burden on police. Things got so bad that most of the states that made it legal to drink at 18 set it back to 21. As soon as this was done, a significant decrease in Alcohol related car accidents was seen and the burden of police was lightened.

In 1984 Ronald Reagan made the national drinking age 21 on the means that it would save the lives of many people; and he was right The National Highway Administration said that since it became a law some 17,000 lives have been saved as a result of it, that's 900 lives per year. People in the nation should have the right of knowing that driving on the road is going to be safe because a series of studies have shown that people who drive at younger ages have a higher chance of getting into car accidents and killing innocent bystanders on these grounds I have no choice but to accept the idea that the drinking age has only been beneficial to our society.
DrumBum1234

Pro

Dude sorry but I just realized i do not want to this debate. I'm just caught up in a bunch of other crap.
Sorry Dude
Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 2
KeithKroeger91

Con

That sucks oh well.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by purplehaze 7 years ago
purplehaze
Alcohol makes your best friends for you.
Posted by VoodooChild 8 years ago
VoodooChild
Look here damnit. I picked this crap and then i had a whole bunch of crap to do so i didn't feel like doing anything. I don't see you winning any good debates. Yours and kyle's was a joke. So suck it.
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
William, you are so stupid.
Posted by JBlake 8 years ago
JBlake
If you draw this debate up again I will take it. You can even plagerize yourself for your first argument.
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