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  • Yes. We use that age for everything else.

    If you are 18, you can view pornography, serve in the military, enter into contracts, and do all sorts of other "adult" things. The idea that you can't drink until you are 21 is a farce because people drink before then anyway, and instead of learning how to be responsible, they hide it, which can have more dangerous consequences. Other countries laugh at how backward the US is on this matter.

  • Yes, the U.S. should lower the drinking age to 18.

    Yes, I believe that the US should lower the drinking age to 18. The legal age of drinking, 21, seems as if it was arbitrarily picked rather than thought out as a good age to drink. In the US, an adult is considered anyone who is 18 or older. These adults under 21 can serve in our army and put their lives on the line in service, so it is ludicrous that they can't drink alcohol, as the drinking age is mainly set for the safety of the consumer.

  • Yes, there is nothing wrong with 18.

    Having the drinking age set at 21 means that people will generally not be experienced with alcohol until age 21. Although it is possible for more people to drink and drive, alcohol will be much less "taboo" and the though of drinking and driving will not be associated with an adrenaline rush.

  • Yes of course

    Their is not real point in having a drinking age limit at all really because especially teenagers will always find a way to get their hands on beer and potentially drugs,
    Most teens don't do drug so I'm not saying every kid you see on the street are junkies but they most likely have had alcohole a few times in their life.

  • Why TF Not

    People under the age of 21 are going to drink even if it is illegal. Brain development doesn't fully end until 25 so if that is an argument the all of the adults who are 21 can wait too. If it is legal not everyone is going to drink. At the end of the day it is a choice and some people like to drink and some don't. Not every 18 year old is going to drink just because it becomes legal.

  • Yes! Lower it back to the rightful age.

    I believe it's time that the US lowers the drinking age back to 18 as it was many years ago before federal blackmail threatened the states and forced them to unconstitutionally raise it. At 18 you are an adult and your are given all adult responsibilities. I think it's disgusting that some older adults wanna continue treating 18-20 year olds as second class citizens and denying them the right to purchase something as simple as a beer. There's no reason not to lower it. People that oppose lowering it always have selfish excuses, like "they're not mature enough to handle alcohol". Well if they're mature enough to vote, pay taxes, go off to war and possibly die, and be tried as an ADULT, I'd hate to break it to you but they're mature enough to enjoy an adult beverage. I know some 40+ year olds that still aren't mature enough to handle alcohol, does that mean we should raise the drinking age to 50? No, because the few bad seeds shouldn't ruin it for the rest of us, and that goes for 18-20 year olds too. Lower it!

  • Yes! Lower it back to the rightful age.

    I believe it's time that the US lowers the drinking age back to 18 as it was many years ago before federal blackmail threatened the states and forced them to unconstitutionally raise it. At 18 you are an adult and your are given all adult responsibilities. I think it's disgusting that some older adults wanna continue treating 18-20 year olds as second class citizens and denying them the right to purchase something as simple as a beer. There's no reason not to lower it. People that oppose lowering it always have selfish excuses, like "they're not mature enough to handle alcohol". Well if they're mature enough to vote, pay taxes, go off to war and possibly die, and be tried as an ADULT, I'd hate to break it to you but they're mature enough to enjoy an adult beverage. I know some 40+ year olds that still aren't mature enough to handle alcohol, does that mean we should raise the drinking age to 50? No, because the few bad seeds shouldn't ruin it for the rest of us, and that goes for 18-20 year olds too. Lower it!

  • Of course we should

    You can smoke cigarettes that give you cancer, go to war, vote, but you can't drink a single beer? The injustice I tell you! If we were to lower the drinking age, which Germany has lowered to 16, we can actually decrease the amount of traffic accidents. How is that possible; it doesn't make sense?!?!?! Well, If you have had your first beer, you'd probably say it was horrible; why did you keep drinking anyway? Well, everyone else is, I guess I will too. Once we get rid of that, "Oh, no, you can't drink. You're much too young. Now, shoo" we can probably rest assure that teens will either drink alcohol moderately and not get passed out drunk.

    Think of it this way: If you ban pre-marital sex in a country, what do you think will happen? People will stop having naughty thoughts? No, in fact, you can probably see the most sex craved people there.

    The drinking age was set at 21 because waaaaaaaay back you were considered an adult. Now, you're considered an adult at 18. There was no scientific reasoning to actually set it at 21.

  • The drinking age should be lowered

    I think the drinking age should be lowered because it will make kids more responsible. They need to be 18 to risk their lives and join the military so why cant they drink alcohol. Also, in other countries they have a drinking age of 16 and there are a lot less car incidents due to drinking and teens are so much more responsible.

  • Yes; it will prevent crimes

    I think Americans have a very negative attitude towards alcohol. Part of the reason people under 21 abuse alcohol so much is because it is difficult to get. For instance, if you are going to a sports game and want to drink, you can't buy alcohol there, so you drink enough to last the whole game before - which is often much too much. Lowering the drinking age is a great idea.

  • Ruin your lives..

    Of coarse more people say yes, its what this country has come to. "Everyone using alcohol and drugs of some sort. Its just sad... A bad example of The United States. We'll be seen as drunkin stoner oafs everywhere. My question is why you wanna look so small and weak, and do this to yourself.

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  • No, absolutely not.

    Statistics have actually shown that the amount of teenage car accidents (and, by the way, car accidents are the leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds) increases with the decrease of the MLDA. Another study in the Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs showed that the younger a person begins to drink alcohol, the more likely it is that they will use other illicit drugs. Basically, saying you can do other things at age 18 as a result of becoming an adult is an invalid argument. Being an adult, buying a car, being prosecuted as an adult, etc do not have negative effects on your body and mind, as alcohol does. Therefore, alcohol should have separate laws.

  • No.

    Everyone says the argument "We can go to war when we are 18".

    Well, I say this - You shouldn't be allowed to drink at 18 unless you actually are serving in the military. Stop using that argument as a crutch to lean on.

    Your mind isn't even fully developed until you are in your twenties. Drinking isn't even good for people to begin with. 18 year olds are mostly still in high school, or just starting out on their own.

  • No, not at all.

    21 seems like just the right age to drink. Allowing 18 year olds (some are high schoolers) to drink is ridiculous. Just because the law makes them an adult doesn't mean they have the mind set of one. 18 year olds really don't know any better when it comes to drinking. 21 is a reasonable age because your definitely not a teenager and you're beginning adulthood. And really, teens that are younger than 18 will still drink anyway. Lowering the age won't matter because teens will do whatever they want. I am well aware that in other countries the drinking age is 16, but really just look at that. Most of the teens in those countries probably didn't wait to drink til 16, that's why people in those countries laugh at Americans on their lack of drinking a lot of alcohol. Those people were raised on it and have become used to high amounts. Why should we reflect ourselves off of what others do? Drinking is not even good for you in the first place. We're living in a generation of higher life expectancy, so there is no point in trying to rush the youth into adulthood.

  • No, the US should not lower the drinking age to 18.

    If controlled, light drinking may be helpful for people to relax or socialize with others. But it is really difficult to control drinking even for the adults. Considering that uncontrolled drinking is associated with lots of undesirable outcomes, youngsters who have less self-control should not be allowed with age restriction on drinking.


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