Persuasive Essay On Lowering The Drinking Age

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Many young adults and college educators argue that the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) should be lowered but I disagree. I don’t think that lowering the legal drinking age would be a good idea because alcohol is one of the main causes of deaths among young adults and also affects their academic performance. Lowering the legal age of drinking will just be a huge mistake. The government should instead raise it higher than 21 or enforce the MLDA more. Since the United States carried out the Uniform Drinking Age Act of 1984, there has been a decrease in underage alcohol-related, car accidents. Although, education leaders from colleges and universities have pointed out that the heavy alcohol use among college students, may be a probable cause to revise the MLDA and lower it (Saylor 330). Many educators believe that if the drinking age is lowered, it will lower binge drinking and many of the consequences caused by drinking illegally. Martinez et al, 409). But I think they should wait, alcohol has many consequences and if you’re still not mature enough, you shouldn’t do it. The MLDA should be enforced more. Underage students shouldn’t have the opportunity or freedom to consume alcohol. Consuming alcohol is something you should do when you’re mature and responsible. If you’re not responsible you shouldn’t drink because you would probably end up doing something that would cost you later. To conclude, I believe alcohol is something you should do responsibly. I don’t believe anyone under the age of 21 would be responsible enough to consume alcohol. Lowering the MLDA would cause many more problems and accidents for young adults. The MLDA should be enforced more or raised; young adults should be prevented from consuming alcohol. By not lowering the MLDA, more deaths and injuries would be

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