the drinking age should not be lowered to 18
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many if not most who join the military are being taken advantage of due to their youthful naivette and lack of options. if they required the age be later, maturity would deter many. (among other committments they make, sure). also, at that age, ddeaths and harm is extremely common due to these folks. as the age raises w maturity, the problems decrease.
basically, at the age of 18 most kids are mature enough.
The drinking age in Canada is 19, kids who want to drink legally always go to Canada to get liquor. Its just like medica marijuana, all the law is doing is making it harder for people to get it. But if kids were allowed to do it and there parents said ok to the idea of drinking, then kids wont defy there parents and drink because its cool, which will lead to them not getting there friends to drink which would lead to less drinking in schools if we lower the age to drink. But maybe we raise the penaltys for driving drunk and underage drinking.
Im not going to start on the reasons why we should raise the age of enlisting people in the military since i agree with you but for a different reason.
But for the parents who already agree with letting there kids drink early, all they want is to be with there kid while they drink. Which is fine except for the fact that most kids drink with their buddies first. Whether that be at a college party or at friends house
Tobacco and ciggarets are ruining peoples lives just as much as alchohol is. But that age is 18. So what that means is that we are telling kids its ok to chew spit or smoke, but its not ok to have one light beer on a sunday with your dad. That is propostureous.
con says lowering the age will reduce the mystique and so kids wont drink. i see no evidence of this. id suppose kids will drink when they are +*** well wanting to, but that doesnt mean we should lower it to meet them at their level.
if it's propostureous to allow smoking and not drinking, that doesn't mean we should lower the drinking age. if anything, that means we should raise the smoking age. there is a maturity issue with choosing to smoke as well afterall. this is similar to the military thing... things should coincide better, but just because they dont doesnt mean we should lower the age, it means they should coindice at teh point of maturity.
But, instead of just taking an easy way out, we could take the time to teach kids when they're young, that there is plenty if time to make a decision and you can always say no to things such as drugs and alcohol. Maybe in the next ten years the drinking age can be lowered. The question is, is it worth taking that time to teach the kids?
Hell yes, beer has brought people together for hundreds of years, and what I'm talking about is the one or two beer maximum. Not getting wasted. Liquor symbolizes people talking, becoming friends, and feeling good for a little bit. Besides, if beer is enough to ruin a life for a 19 year old, then why is Canada doing so well. Are you saying that we should raise the drinking age in Canada too.
So I leave you to think about this question, and choose your answer to this question wisely. What should the drinking age be raised to.
it's not like we dont try to discourage poor behavior etc as it is now. lowering the age isn't going to do anything to change any of this. you can just lower hte age and say 'ok everyone this is how we will try to chane the culture now.'
con is putting the cart before the horse and being unrealisitic.
http://www.chooseresponsibility.org...) which shows that before 1982 there was a lower drinking age than twenty one. During which time, America fought WWll, got through the great depression, and the Korean war. Which shows that society didn't go down in flames because of the lower drinking age. In fact, you could say that America was better while the drinking age was lower. During that time of a lower drinking age, America went through one of its greatest generations ever.
Also, it us not putting the cart before the horse, if I'm trying to restore America back to its original form. Just like before europeans came to America and then slaves happened and now there gone again. Of course this topic is on a much smaller scale than that.
Also, why did you avoid my question of what the legal drinking age should be. Is it that you are scared or that you don't have an answer to the question.
So if i have presented enough evidence to show that the drinking age in America should be lowered, then us Americans must show this evidence to the white house.
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