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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, lower it to it's rightful age.

    If we can fight for our country at 18, then why can't we have a beer? While some are still in highschool, what problems does that cause? Just don't bring it to school. Any 21 year old can still give a kid alcohol. Also, if we have every other adult privilege when we turn 18, why is having an adult beverage not one of them?

  • Because i said so

    Olny beacause people will take care of them selves and not be D u m b. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

  • The reason alcohol should go back to 18 and be enforced for good

    Most the under age secretly buy it and they do that or steel it from friends off age or get it from their family also certain under age teenagers consume it and steel are ok on it but you got the ones who have there own issues that should not be drinking it but at least dropping it and see how much things change sence young ones are almost adult they can smoke unhealthy stuff so why not sell them beer

  • 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!

  • Don't lower it.

    Most of the people saying yes it should be lowered are between 18 and 20 years old or maybe even almost becoming that age. Turning 18 you are taking on so many responsibilities and you are just out of the teen years. You are still in teen years therefore you wanting to drink may be cause because of parties, friends, or peer pressure. Consider the dangers of drinking now at the legal age, lowering the age to 18 will cause even more dangers and would be irresponsible.

    Posted by: m27
  • 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.

  • How about no

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  • How about no

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  • How about no

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drinking is for poons. . . . . . . . . .

  • How about no

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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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