The drinking age should be 18.

March 29, 2015, 11:06 am

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The debate "The drinking age should be 18." was started by Naudious on March 29, 2015, 11:06 am. 52 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Getmurked posted 4 arguments, Naudious posted 2 arguments, stormshy posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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true. the drinking age should be 18 in your own home, and 21 anywhere else. any other law would be a recipe for disaster.

4 years, 4 months ago

actually thats a good point, I guess that's why I dont drink much and don't enjoy it, my parents were always very relaxed about it and even encouraged it, and they always said they'd rather know that I was drinking than forbid it and not know. For my friends who go out all the time now, they're parents didn't allow it, so I guess it was more exciting for them they love it now.

however I still think it should at least be a bit higher, purely because the driving age is 17, by the time you've passed your test and your theory test after all those lessons you're pretty much 18, that and being finally allowed to drink alcohol means there is a high number of drink driving in young people.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/young-people-seven-times-more-4584238

you don't have to read this, it's a bit old now it it's basically about how to younger people drink driving doesn't bother them whereas for older people it's more serious.

another reason I say this is because I know someone whose boyfriend was killed in a car accident, he wasn't drunk but he had been drinking, that and a little over the speed limit slowed his reactions enough that he didn't break in time to not hit the tree.

I didn't know him, but i knee his girlfriend and it was devestating not just for her but for everyone that knew her. I just think had the drinking age been at least a hear higher maybe he wouldn't have gone to the pub with his friend....

I would definitely prefer that that the British drinking age was 21.

4 years, 4 months ago

I think the legal drinking age should be low enough that kids will still be at home. That way parents can have an influence and teach responsible drinking habits. In nations where drinking socially is acceptable at lower ages (like Italy) binge drinking is much less common because alcohol isn't a forbidden pleasure to enjoy to excess, it is a normal part of life. By making drinking at home acceptable, parents could introduce alcohol safely, and it would reduce alcohol abuse among young people.

4 years, 4 months ago

and fighting and dying for your country is completely different to drinking alcohol,

4 years, 4 months ago

I don't think they should be allowed to join the army that young either, too young and impulsive, twenty one is just a better age!

4 years, 4 months ago

*morw mature

4 years, 4 months ago

thats a bad argument for a multitude of reasons. joining the army to place your life on the line for your country is one thing. although it is noble and honorable, it doesnt make them any slightly less mature. they are still teenagers, prone to dumb decisions. the army is good discipline. however, in the real world there is no discipline. they are going to do dumb things, more so if its legal, so saying that they will drink legal or not is flawed, because if its legal they are more prone to dumb decisions. but if they want to kill enemies of the country, then ok. but if theg were drunk and crashed into a car with innocent americans, thats a different story. why should they be allowed to place such a risk upom thierselves and others just because some of them, who.are just as immature as them, decises to fighr for thier country. no one else should have to pay

4 years, 4 months ago

You can make a choice not to drink until your 21, but that doesn't mean everyone should have to make the same decision.

As mentioned, the age for military recruiting is 18, so I'd say you should be considered an adult, lest we have kids fighting in the army.

4 years, 4 months ago

At 18 we are responsible enough to fight and die for our country but not responsible enough to drink alcohol?

4 years, 4 months ago

and another thing, Im not entirely sure what the law in America is, but here driving age is 17 and drinking 18 is not a good mix many young drink drivers! = a lot of injuries and deaths.

Tomorrow I will legally be allowed to buy alcohol, and I'm going out with my friends for a meal, and I will be ordering a coke, and I know they will pester me to buy "my first legal drink" etc but i dont want to... and now that will be my life every night almost, no joke will be "we're going Q club wanna come" and I won't but I'll have to eventually and that's why I wish the drinking age was 21!

4 years, 4 months ago

it's 18 over here and it's not good! I'm literally about to turn 18 tomorrow trust me I dont want to, everyone I know the second they turn 18 all they want to do is go out drinking all the time, it's not fun and I know as soon as I turn 18 I'll be invited out to all these things and there are only a certain amount of times I can say no. At 18 everyone still has that annoying 'getting drunk is cool, let's go out all the time and get smashed'and that's when fights, and accidents happen etc. at 21 people will have that few more years maturity (most people any way) at 18 drinking is for getting wasted all the time, at 21 it's for a social life, drink with a meal etc. I personally wrote a debate on here a while ago saying the drinking age should be raised from 18 to 21. personally I dont see the attraction of going out getting so off your face your throw up everywhere, wake up feeling like shit with a horrible headache not remembering a thing. trust me hammered 18 year olds are the most irritating, loud mouthed cocky people.

4 years, 4 months ago

You shouldn't punish responsible 18yo for the stupid decisions of the irresponsible.

The irresponsible will likely drink anyways, so your only increasing the risks of they hey caught.

4 years, 4 months ago

i would very much like to agree, but people still make stupid decisioms at 18, very teenage dumb decisions. 21 is a much more mature age, and people are much more responsible.

4 years, 4 months ago
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