I think our government should change the legal drinking age to 18

October 13, 2015, 1:51 am

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The debate "I think our government should change the legal drinking age to 18" was started by Safooma1977 on October 13, 2015, 1:51 am. 16 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 23 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Safooma1977 posted 2 arguments, stevenchen posted 1 argument, historybuff posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Hitmenjr posted 1 argument, Alex posted 6 arguments, Aphrodite6025 posted 1 argument, historybuff posted 2 arguments, Triz posted 3 arguments, omactivate posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Safooma1977, sloanstar1000, AmericanScholar, DeadMore, stevenchen, ggalley, wayneSPEC, zoeclare7 and 8 visitors agree.
Hitmenjr, liberalssuck, Alex, Superr1fifty, Dysfunctional, Aphrodite6025, historybuff, AstroSpace, Yuki_Amayane, xander1965, Triz, abby, wmd, Anas, omactivate and 8 visitors disagree.

at age 21 we already have enough death from drunk driving and alcohol poisoning

3 years, 10 months ago

And do you really think young curious and adventurous kids are gonna be satisfied with a little bit of wine? Nahh. Introducing it earlier won't do much, just look at the culture among young Russian males.

3 years, 10 months ago

kids don't have unlimited access, even if its pretty damn close. their access is limited by who they know, who can get it for them. You're just broadening the pool of underage bingedrinkers by lowering the age. Thats how it is

3 years, 10 months ago

That is why parents should let kids have small amounts of wine at younger ages. Then kids won't sneak out and break the law.

3 years, 10 months ago

I don't know where you live but they generally already do. it isn't hard to get someone, somewhere to buy booze. if you look at European countries they don't have as much of s problem with teen binge drinking. they are introduced to it relatively early and it isn't a big deal. which means they don't have to sneak off and drink till they throw up. the problem is the western culture founded on puritan values.

3 years, 10 months ago

Coke and rum. Coconut rum and milk. Gatorade and vodka. We get drunk before playing high school football. Kids are wild bru, u make 18 the drinking age, u just have a bunch of high school seniors with unlimited access to beer and liquor..

3 years, 10 months ago

okay, when I was a teenager my friends and I would rather have soda, I didn't like the taste of wine then, most teens think soda tastes better, but have alcholic drinks because it is illegal breaking rules I'd fun, and they want to see who can do it. Most teens do not like the taste of alcholic drinks as much as soda. If soda w as ilkegal, and alchol was legal, what would teens have?

3 years, 10 months ago

You just said teenagers would rather have soda.

3 years, 10 months ago

I'm saying what the law says is legal. do teenagers drink anyway? of course. I was once a teenager so I know what they are like. (and not very long ago)

3 years, 10 months ago

You don't know what teenagers are like do you?

3 years, 10 months ago

just want to get this point across, kids are allowed to drink in their homes under supervision of their parents, and have their parents aproval. if a child drinks without supervision that is wrong, or if a parent let's a child get drunk that can lead to removal of the child from the parents. Even though the drinking age is 21 a 15 year old can drink with parents permission. Most teens and kids would rather drink soda anyway.

3 years, 10 months ago

here in las vegas the legal drinking age is 15

3 years, 10 months ago

if we lower the drinking age there us the possibility of more drunk drivers considering you can be a licensed driver at 16 or would it help push the idea of having a dd? there are pros and cons to every argument but you need to think of how kids are being brought up in this time era. it's all about the upbringing and their ability to make the right choices under the influence

3 years, 10 months ago

not legally, just because people do it does not make it legal.

3 years, 10 months ago

Yeah because nobody drinks when they're 18.

3 years, 10 months ago

the brain does not teach it's peak until you are about 22 years old. the drinking law is to protect it. it's not being an adult that you drink, it's bring 21. saying I'm an adult so I can drink is not good logic.
the drinking law says 21, not adult.

3 years, 10 months ago

At 18 years of age you are considered an adult right? Adults are allowed to drink.

3 years, 10 months ago

Are we talking about brain development reasons or "They can choose to die in war they should be able to drink"?

3 years, 10 months ago
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