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Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18 across the U.S.?

  • Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

    Point No. 1: While alcohol does affect a person's judgement, every person is different in their own way, including in their ability to tolerate whatever substances are put into their body -- INCLUDING ALCOHOL.

    Point No. 2: The current drinking age just doesn't cut it in today's world, where many developed countries have drinking ages lower than 18 (such as Germany and France). The US is one of only four countries with a drinking age of 21. That being said: If you're old enough to vote, and you're old enough to die in wars, you're old enough to drink.

  • Yes it should be 18

    You at that age you are mature and responsible for any actions you make, how come you get your license at the age of 18 because you at that age you supposably know what to do or not do in the street. People are responsible of the adulthood. In my opinion i think it true

  • Yes ITS COOL

    18 is the age of an adult so you should be able to drink. Thats my opinion friends! Please consider. I still need a lot more words to post this. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah;

  • Well, why not?

    Let's be honest: Teens who drink irresponsibly are already gaining access to alcohol. Not to mention, 18 is the legal age of an adult. I say, anyone old enough to serve in the military should be given the right to drink.

    The states were initially coerced into accepting the current drinking age; otherwise they would most likely have remained at approximately an average of 18. People insist that "18 year-olds are not responsible enough to drink", yet we put some of the most irresponsible, arrogant politicians in charge of the country itself- who are well over 18 years.

  • Yes, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 across the United States.

    The current drinking laws potentially encourage teenagers to engage in binge drinking in uncontrolled environments, according to the Mayo Clinic. This type of behavior can have seriously negative consequences for young people. Lowering the legal drinking age to 18 has the potentially for reducing the occurrences of this type of harmful drinking behavior.

  • Yes, a lower legal age is consistent with other regulated activities.

    Yes, the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because that is the age of adult consent for every other major activity, from voting to military service. The higher drinking age does not stop teenagers from drinking, it just forces them to resort to illegal means to obtain the alcohol. A lower drinking age recognizes the appropriate age of consent and encourages responsible behavior.

  • The legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 across the U.S.

    People who are legally considered adults and are old enough to vote, enlist in the military, and buy cigarettes should be able to buy alcohol. Alcohol is largely referred to as an adult beverage. In the United States, 18 is considered adulthood. People are, therefore, adults at 18 and legally capable of making adult decisions, including those pertaining to drinking.

  • No, the legal drinking age should not be lowered

    18-year-olds are not sufficiently mature to handle the responsibilities of drinking, especially when making responsible decisions as to driving. There have been many fewer deaths in the 18-to-21 year age group since the drinking age was changed, and that alone is reason enough to keep legal drinking at age 21. Younger people who want to drink are going to find a way, but the higher drinking age saves enough lives to make it necessary.


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