You have to ask yourself "What is the benefit to society by lowering the drinking age to 18?" I can't think of any benefits, but there is no problem coming up with good reasons not to.
More drunk driving deaths
More alcohol influenced altercations (drunken brawling)
More cases of alcohol poisoning
More cases of domestic violence
More influence on even younger teens and children to experiment with alcohol
More tax payer dollars for the courts to hear these cases
Higher Insurance premiums
and on, and on and on.
As a police officer, I see the effects of alcohol on society every single day and am more convinced than ever that NOTHING good comes from consuming alcohol. There is no such thing as "responsible drinking" and that term is nothing but an oxymoron. Once you take a drink, your senses start becoming affected and you no longer can be responsible for your actions. All of the excuses for wanting to consume lots of alcohol is nothing more than copouts for people who are miserable, unhappy or unsatisfied with the natural joy in their lives and need some form of stimulation to escape reality.
So, I guess my answer would be NO, I don't think we need to lower the drinking age to 18.
but at 18 you can go to war and buy cigarettes so why not drink. war and cigarettes kill people too. underage kids are getting the alcohol anyway
I think it would be fair. There are plenty of alcohol related deaths, so I can understand opposition, but at the same time, we're blasted by advertisements. I think we just have a society that says all or none. Instead of people having a drink or 2, being drunk is the goal. I have no trouble with someone drinking when they're 18, it's the ones who drive drunk, start fights, etc.
by spbarton215 years ago
Do you think the drinking age should be lowered to 18?Should the drinking age be lowered from 21 to 18? If an 18 year old is allowed to vote should they not be allowed all the freedoms we have in our nation? Is it fair...
by ngureco8 years ago
Should It Matter If The Drinking Age Is Lowered From 21 To 18?
by Peeples4 years ago
Why is the legal age to drink 21 in the majority of USA?When the legal age to join the military is 18, the legal age to consent to sex is 16, the legal age to buy pornography and lottery is 18, and the legal age to be...
by momster6 years ago
Do you think it is right that people can fight for our country at age 18, but cannot drink till 21?Over the many years the drinking age has been raised to 21. To serve and die for your country you can be 18? Do you...
by momster6 years ago
You can vote, buy cigerettes, become a legal adult, sign a bonding contract, and serve your country at the age of 18. You cannot legally consume or buy alcohol until the age of 21. Should the age limit be lowered for...
by Mahsa S2 years ago
Should we raise the age limit for drinking? What should be the ideal age? Should it be banned?We do know that drinking has some serious consequences and may even put a huge impact on your brain/body in a long term...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.