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 situation as well. Should drinking be banned? Should we raise the drinking age from 21?
it pains to see young men and women waste their lives in a bottle of alcohol.
It is painful to see such a thing due to the fact that they just waist their money on such stuff..
Again, this is America. Despite how sad or painful the ramifications~ it is to each their own. We have rights. We can make choices, It is not 4 the average Joe to determine what we ALL do, eat, think, feel, believe, drink, smoke, accept, or reject.
Keep the drinking age at 21 and enforce it on college campuses. You'd then see less binge drinking and drunken hookups and rapes on college.
Hmmm...I agree and see where you are going with it.. I want to know your opinion if they banned drinking on college campuses completely?...What do you think of that?
I have been college faculty and no ban will keep college students from drinking if they want to do so. Instead of doing it on campus, they will do out in cars and in other students/friends apartments. More education about the ramifications is vital!!
If anything we need to lower the age of drinking to 18. Has having an age limit of 21 helped anything? Of course not. It just makes it seem more like the forbidden fruit and causes young adults to drink more. If an 18 year old can go out and fight for his country, why shouldn't the same person be able to drink alcohol?
The last thing we need is more laws telling people what they can do with their own bodies. If someone wants to destroy their own life that is on them. We need to work more on educating teens to the dangers of drinking than forbidding them to do it. Then they can make informed educated decisions about their own body.
If they lower the drinking age then that means more people (young ones) who are going to be involved in car accidents, harassments, rape...and etc...but what if we raise it...I just want to know your opinion on what you think..
People underage who want to drink are already drinking. Do you think raising the age will change what teens are going to drink? Not likely. Banning things has never been effective.
Raising the age for legal alcohol consumption is not the answer. Anytime you make something more difficult to acquire, it becomes even more attractive and, sadly, so many young people consider consuming alcohol and "getting ripped" or "getting wasted" as a rite of passage into adulthood.
And lowering the age to 18 does not work either because some 18 year-olds are still in high school and they then become the "buyers" for the other students. I know this because I lived through the time where the age was lowered to 18 toward the end of the Vietnam War. The general consensus was that "if they are old enough to carry a gun and kill someone, they are old enough to drink" and so the legal age was lowered to 18. It did not last very long and the age was raised to 21 again.
Education is the key. Drinking alcohol isn't a "dirty deed" but learning how to take personal responsibility for the alterations in personality and behaviors that alcohol can cause... or enhance... takes a maturity level that isn't automatically associated with a chronological age.
What would be an "appropriate" age to raise the age to? 30? 40?
When a person is 21 he or she is a legal adult. You can vote, operate a motor vehicle, get married, join the armed forces, etc., etc. I see no reason why people shouldn't be allowed to crack a beer at that age.
"Should drinking be banned?" -- the USA tried that many years ago. It was called Prohibition. It didn't work out very well.
Mahsa....Beginning with stating my own personal choice for the past 20 years has been to simply not partake of alcohol at all & that I do immediately remove myself from being in the company of any intoxicated person.....these are expressly "CHOICES."
As for the drinking age? 21 seems to be where it should remain. "Adults" of age 21 are more than capable of making their own decisions concerning the consumption of alcohol. Raising it would be asking for a myriad of other troublesome issues our nation is in no position,( law enforcement wise, legally or financially) to handle.
When you ask "Should it be banned?"....by whom or what? Hello? Ever heard of The Prohibition ? Never would even the mention of or concept be approached. I'm sorry, but what are you thinking? Are you speaking of America?....I would suggest you find another cause to defend. This one is 100% futile. Sorry but this is just a fact.
I agree Paula!! 100% futile and so many other issues into which we can invest time and energy.
They don't seem to be capable of making their own decisions when they drink so much and go drinking and driving or make bad choices when they are drunk...
Prohibition couldn't stop alcohol consumption, so why would raising the drinking age be of any benefit?
18 should be the age for tobacco, alcohol, MJ, and voting. If you can die for your country at 18 then you are old enough to live as an adult.
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