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Lowering the drinking age to 18.

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on 4 January 2013

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Lowering the
drinking age. 18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, upon hitting the age of 18 citizens are given the right to vote, buy cigarettes, serve on a jury, be held liable as an adult in court, get married and are given the right to join the military. All of these very important things for adults especially joining the military and risking their lives, yet they can't even have a beer? Alcohol caused accidents have nothing to do with age. Higher traffic accidents and fatalities occur in the first few years of legal drinking but lowering the drinking age would do nothing to make this rate any higher, it would just move the deaths from ages 21 and up to 18 and up. Its the thrill that kills. Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 makes drinking less exciting for those just entering college since it won't be illegal for them to drink they won't get such a thrill out of it and will make it more of a normal activity that can be done in moderation. Therefore decreasing a lot of alcohol poisoning deaths caused by young partiers. The drinking age is basically useless. The drinking age being at 21 isn't really doing much, recent studies done by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse show that 72.2% of twelve graders have said that they have consumed alcohol at some point. Are we forgetting about fake ID's? The Drinking age being set at 21 is causing for a lack of respect for our justice system.Many young adults have acquired fake ID's in order to buy alcohol but in times of terrorism and identification theft it would be better not to have fake ID's roaming around in circulation, if the drinking age was lowered there would be no need for fake ID's among minors.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/30/health/la-he-drinking-age-20110530

http://drinkingage.procon.org/

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http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pro+lowering+the+drinking+age+arguments+&view=detail&id=B5DF63C8606D73C350A22183B181E05E2E7A1C43&adlt=strict sources No one arrests for it anyways. MDLA 21 isn't respected among many cops anyways only 2 out of every 1,000 underage drinker caught gets arrested. Its fun! Drinking alcohol is a fun pleasurable activity for most people, why should adults under 21 be denied a good time? all the other countries are doing it :) other countries with drinking ages less than 21 have either equal or better drunk driving statistics than the U.S. Less Accidents is what were going for right? Lowering the drinking age to 18 would reduce the number of underage drinking accidents because they won't be afraid to call 911 for injuries because they'll be legally drinking. Raising the economy sounds great these days.. lowering the drinking age would raise the economy, because more people would be able to drink in bars and restaurants, therefore making our country more money. Why not join the movement? over 130 college chancellors and presidents signed a petition in 2008 in favor of lowering the drinking age.
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