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Should the legal age for drinking alcohol be lowered?

  • Alcohol is the only disease sold in a bottle!!!!!!!!!

    It is good to have a legal age limit for alcohol because sometimes people can die from drinking too much alcohol! Things can go too far. Also you can get very ill from drinking alcohol. It can influence your children. Do you really want your child drinking? And do you not think it's dangerous because it can kill an adult, so who says it won't kill a child?

  • Hello! 18 and being still babysitted by the government?!

    USA is the only country in the world who sells alcohol legally to people at the age of 21. While cigarettes are being sold with the age of 18. It might be true that alcohol has brought in the 80s high school seniors away from classes after they drunk alcohol during lunch. But it makes no sense to illegalize the purchase of alcohol below the age of 21, since anyone could graduate High School at the age of 21 or higher. Technically colleges are facing the alcohol problems mostly, an average college student is likely to buy beer at their junior year. But college is not anymore like High School, every age group is allowed to go to college or be on campus. Even a 80 year old person can live on campus, technically.

    Having the legal drinkimg age at 21 won't solve the problems, since the age set up was just made to avoid high school students from drinking it and then getting impaired.


    If we want to have the sale for alcohol at the age of 18 and to keep High School students being focused on their studies. It might be better to set a starting time to sell alcohol to people who are under 21. Which means that anyone being 18 can buy starting at 8:00 pm until 2:00 am any alcohol, but is not allowed to buy it during day. It is technically legal, but it should set an allowence for people under 21 to buy alcohol at a certain time.


    But technically everyone is responsible for its own actions, if he/she drink beer too much. She/he doesn't want to drink save. He/she play too much with the alcohol. Everybody person already being 18 should be mature enough to understand their own condition and have control over themselves. There is no excuse to tell people and people around the world, that Americans are more out of control with alcohol consumption. We don't want to use nationalities, or certain types of people to let us explain any alcohol consumption!

    Humans are Humans, and no excuse!

  • It should be lowered

    Many countries allow the drinking age lower because of the other responsibilities that they give adults . So why not allow minors to drink at 18 or 19 they are allowed to vote and allowed to serve in the military why shouldn't they be allowed to drink if they are allowed to take a bullet for our country.. If you are legal to get married at the age of 18 without parent consent and end up getting married, you are not allowed to drink in your own wedding? Countries such as Italy, China, Greece are some of the countries where the legal drinking age is lower and they seem to have fewer alcohol related problems

  • Lower it gahhhh

    Whether the legal drinking age is 21 or 18, there are going to be problems related to alcohol. And making 21 the legal age to drink doesn’t solve that problem. As a matter of fact, this is one of the reason why we see so many alcohol related deaths among teens. They get their hands on alcohol and get overly intoxicated as they are never sure if they will have access to this forbidden fruit ever again until they are 21.

  • Legal drinking age

    For all the people who say 18 year olds are irresponsible and act as a child. Then why can a CHILD sign up to battle in the army? Why can a CHILD live by themselfs? Why can a CHILD marry whomever? I think people should think a little more cause yes there are some who act out. But look at all the elders who go to jail for drinking. There is no difference!!!!!!

  • There should not be a legal age for drinking age.

    This is a free country so they should not tell you at what age you are allowed to drink. Your parents should make that choice. The law shouldn't tell you how to raise your children. If you are a teenager at a party why shouldn't you have the freedom to take a few sips. They should be taught about the dangers of drinking too much. The no drinking and driving law should stay because it protects people from getting into a serious accident. Teens give into temptation because they wonder what its like but maybe if they had free will they wont think its a big deal and they probably won't ive in.

  • Hello hello hello

    Look at Europe The average drinking age over there is 16, and the driving age is 18. It makes sense to let teens get the experimenting with alcohol out of the way before they learn how to drive, instead of not really enforcing the over 21 rule and allowing 15 year olds to drive.
    Look at Europe The average drinking age over there is 16, and the driving age is 18. It makes sense to let teens get the experimenting with alcohol out of the way before they learn how to drive, instead of not really enforcing the over 21 rule and allowing 15 year olds to drive.

  • Look at Europe

    The average drinking age over there is 16, and the driving age is 18. It makes sense to let teens get the experimenting with alcohol out of the way before they learn how to drive, instead of not really enforcing the over 21 rule and allowing 15 year olds to drive.

  • You are considered grown at 18!!!

    You can make multiple decisions at 18 like vote, join the military and even smoke cigarettes! Drinking alcohol should among the list of things you can when your grown and since children are already doing it, this perhaps can keep "tabs" on their consumption and even stimulate the economy with the increase of sales by 18 year olds and up. Young adults will find a way to drink if they want to, we should just make it a bit more accessible to avoid the excessive consumption.

  • Makes no difference

    The 3 year age difference makes no changes. Its up to the people who decide to drink, what amount and how they act. Not all young adults are irresponsible, careless and stupid who get so drunk that they can't remember what happened or wake up in the hospital. Some just like to sit around with friends and have a few drinks.

  • Instead of it being lowered, alcohol should just be banned.

    Because too many people die from getting drunk. Beer should just be banned overall. I know a lot of people would lose their jobs but there are tons of other jobs! That way less crashes would happen with young kids drinking and driving. And if kids like the taste they could get carried away and get drunk.

  • NO WAY JOSE

    Say the drinking age is lowered from 21 to 18. Finally, 18 year olds will be satisfied and will pick up drinking heartily. However, children even younger than 18 will begin to abuse the new-found privilege of 18 year olds. They will be motivated by the same factors that fueled the 18 year olds to drink when the drinking age was 21.

  • IT SHOULD BE RAISED

    This means more people will not be caught on the road with drunk driving. We want to keep kids young while we can! 18 years can sometimes be too young and irresponsible. :) The police are already busy and they don't need anymore goon heads on the road to cause more trouble. I personally think that if these people get off the road then other people will be safer!

  • I think it should increase

    I think that the legal drinking age should be raised to about 23 years as that is the time most people will have finished their studies and hopefully will be mature enough to control how much they drink! This is why it should be raised. People will be able to get a good job and also not get drunk.

  • It's not good for you.

    A lot of people, even at the age of 13, drink, and they think its fun, but you can get in a lot of trouble with it. Being 14 now, I can say I did not make good diamonds, but now after getting in trouble I do. People don't realize how much trouble you can get in.

  • No it should not

    More young kids would be drinking alcohol at parties. They would think that they are cool people and not think about how much they are drinking and binge drink. Kids grades would go down in school because of the alcohol. Some might even get alcohol poisoning from bing drinking alcohol.

  • No it should not

    More young kids would be drinking alcohol at parties. They would think that they are cool people and not think about how much they are drinking and binge drink. Kids grades would go down in school because of the alcohol. Some might even get alcohol poisoning from bing drinking alcohol.

  • No way, too dangerous.

    Children do not know how to cope with alcohol, physically and emotional. They will most likely do something they regret, and to get into trouble because they may not know the consequences. There will be negative effects on a young persons schoolwork, social life and friendships, as well as their general health. Don't judge hah I'm only 13

  • No it shouldn't

    Alcohol is not good for a teenagers developing brain. Nothing about lowering the legal age restriction is smart! If teenagers smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol, they will be stuffing up their metabolism and stuffing up their brain. So no, I strongly believe this should not ever happen at all!

  • We don't want crazy teens killing or harming themselves as well as loved ones!

    There is many cases in which alcoholic beverages was sold illegally to teens and they drink more than needed and go of and kill themselves while driving or kill some other family. When intoxicated the mind goes into a state in which people lose control over and do stuff they would normally not do. This means they can go off and fight someone they've been having a grudge over and they can kill someone as well. There are stuff such like intoxication in the blood and body system that can harm the individual leaving him/her harmed for life.


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