We're adults! And in most cases we can buy it anyways? I am a 16 year old and honestly I can just go to the liquor store in my town and can buy anything there anytime I want. I just did the other day! Did you know us teenagers are more likely to binge drink because we don't know the next time we're going to get a bottle? Instead of letting us experiment alone with friends, bring us out into bars, restaurants, clubs etc. And properly show us how to drink..
If people can start drinking earlier in life, they will not see drinking a such a taboo. It will not make you cool if you drink at an younger age, becuase it wouldn't be against the law. Staticics have shown that no matter what age drinking starts, that car crashes occour. Kids will learn how to handel alcohol if the can drink it from a younger age, and will not make a big deal of it. In other countries, their are no age limlits on drinking, and there are less alcohol problems there. They learn how much alcohol is enough, and don't think of it as something to make them cool.
Drinking shouldn't be legal at all in my opinion, but since it is, the age should be lowered to 18. If you can go fight for our Country at age 18, why should you not be allowed to drink alcohol too? It just doesn't make sense. A 21 year old will get in as much trouble drinking that an 18 year old can.
It is unfair for a human being to be able to serve in the army and defend his country, but not be allowed to drink alcohol. Kids are going to get alcohol anyway, and a high drinking age promotes binge drinking early because they do not grow up with a mature approach towards alcohol.
At the age of 18, you are considered and adult in the United States. If you can vote, smoke cigarettes, get married, and even risk your life protecting this country, you should have the right to drink at the age of 18. Many people argue that underage drinking damages the undeveloped brain, but it is shown that the brain isn't even fully developed until age 24.
It was 18 when I was growing up and it worked just fine. Of course drunk driving, etc. fell when the drinking age was raised to 21. It would have fallen even further if raised to 25 and then there's Prohibition to consider as well. It's not fair to be greater than the age of majority.
Ok so first the facts the drinking age if states had them was around 21 before the 26th amendment. Wine it was passed it only mad since to lower that age to 18 because if you were required to go to war and given the right to vote it only mad since that you can legally drink. Now during the 1980s MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) and several other interest groups concerned about the number of teenage drunk driving fatalities were growing pushed congress to enact the National Minimal Drinking Age Act that required state's to raise the drinking age to 21or lose about 10% of federal funding via the Federal Highway Aid Act. The majority of states complied because that was a lot of money that would be lost even if it was a bit of a breach in the 10th amendment. There are exceptions because this is not just a political but a social religious economical and cultural issue that they are on a state by state basis. Most common are where family is concerned and can give a "minor" alcohol or on private property. Now I believe we should lowers the drinking age to 18 but since the reason it was raised was because of driving we should treat it like how we treat driving requiring a set amount of hours of training and understand of causes health and safety to be giving a license to purchase. It has been proven that education has decreased the number of driving fatalities as it can be applied when it comes to drinking.
Drinking should be legal for ages 18 and up because it relives stress for the 18 year olds such as parent troubles and family drama and school troubles it is very good for it to be lagal for this age but im not saying it should be so much given out to the public the people need to no that its the 20th century it the new age not the "old day" thank you.
An 18 year old in the US has the right to vote, and serve in the military. If an 18 year old can make up their mind as to who the potential leader of the country should be and take a bullet for their country they are not so immature and should have the right to drink alcohol.
When you turn 18 in the United States you llegaly become an adult. If yoou are llegaly able to get married, sign contracts, move out and go to the army (which includes risking your life.) you should be able to make your own decission on drinking alcohl. It's your life.
I don't think teenagers should be able to drink I mean it should stay at 21. There will a lot of accidents and drunk driving. I think 18 will be stupid for kids to drink at 18. Yes I called them kids. If they aren't out of the house and have a job and relying on themselves they aren't ready to drink and take the responsibility that comes with it
There are more teens crashing from drunk driving than ever before. This right here proves they are not mature enough to be able to drink under the age of 21. In my opinion and many others opinion they should not be able to drink under 21. They are not mature enough.
Just because you feel like you're grown cause you have reached 18 does not mean anything you still are not mature, just getting out of high school (hopefully) and all you want to do is celebrate and it's going to give you a poor excuse to get drunk and put your life more at a risk than it may have been before. Lowering the drinking age doesn't make you any older you still are going to be A TEEN! Drinking is putting you at a risk for kidney and liver failure or worse your life.
In the U.S ALONE every 12 minutes a person dies from drinking and driving most are 16-20 years old. If we lower the drinking age it will do nothing to decrease those numbers. It will only INCREASE the death toll. Think on it, you have a kid of your own (if you don't then pretend or use your imagination) and one night he/she will go out and get drunk get behind the wheel and wind up the next day buried 6 feet below the ground. How will it make you feel knowing that he was drunk, saw him staggering toward the car but yet you didn't say a darn thing about it. How do you feel now that you have a death on your hands that you could of prevented? So point being proven, keep it at 21. More kids just might get a slap of reality before then and realize drinking at 18 is the most stupid thing anyone could ever think of doing.
While we may be adults at 18, our brains do not fully develop until our mid-20s. There is a neurotoxin in the teenage brain that makes it more susceptible to the harm done by alcohol abuse. Teens who drink before 21 are up to 60% more likely to become dependent on alcohol later in life. In addition, in Europe, where they have a lower drinking age, there is more youth crime, rape, injury, alcoholism, and bring drinking.
Of course there are people who are 18 who join the military and obviously they are responsible enough other wise they wouldn't be doing something so brave. But yet all the other 18 year old in the united states may not be as responsible which cause fatal accidents and alcohol poising.
People now days are not as mature as we would like to make them out to be. Not only are we still in our party phase, but I’m almost positive there would be more fatal fatalities due to drinking and driving in the younger age group. 2010 had estimated 17,000 deaths in the 18-25 age groups. Let’s protect our youth.
Its dangerous and a risk to others and of course it will cause binge drinking! You can hurt people in car crashes in not only your car but it will hurt people in other cars too! Also the brain does not fully mature until the age of 21 so you could cause permanent damage to the brain!
I believe that the drinking age should not be lowered to 18 because if it was lowered to 18, they would still be able to drink; even if it is against the law. The government need to think about something more reasonable and support their decision. It would make the teenagers become more furious and they might cause war.
18 year olds are too stupid to understand the damage alcohol can cause. They are still teenagers and not mature enough to handle the effects of what alcohol will cause. Drinking is one of the main reasons 16-18 year olds are getting pregnant. These kids saying that they are mature enough for alcohol are just stupid. But,if they wanna die early from alcohol poisoning or liver and kidney failure let them go ahead and die. They made the stupid choice if they are dumb enough to drink then they deserve the consequences and I will laugh when they die from it because I told them it was a stupid decision.