Underage Drinking: Enforcing The Drinking Age

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For decades, certain people have been contemplating on how to go about the issue of underage drinking; people of the government, parents, and other individuals concerned in global affairs. The problem is, the issue of underage drinking and the nationwide ineffectiveness of the drinking age law of twenty-one isn't debated and discussed as much and as aggressively as it should be. And the main components of discussion ought to be the matter of binge drinking among teenagers and college students, drinking issues and statistics in foreign countries, and finally, possible solutions for this problem. The main point is that the states of our country can only attempt to enforce the law rather than try approaching the problem in any other way. So for that reason, states should be allowed to figure out and experiment on possible ways to solve this matter on their own without government interference. Many adults these days could tell stories from college about all the frat parties they've been to, all their high school house party experiences, and how many times they've been absolutely ¨hammered¨. And during these uncontrolled occasions, there is no adult supervision whatsoever. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible for police authorities to be able to monitor and know what is going on in an individual’s house. Besides, enforcing the drinking age isn’t really a priority for the police anyway. Many of them know it will continue, plus, when they do manage to catch and arrest someone for illegal drinking, it takes a great amount of time and effort for paperwork and processing. (ProCon.org)* And also because most youths view the age limit as arbitrary, which causes them to have a certain disrespect for the law. (Chafetz)* One main reas... ... middle of paper ... ...Old Drinking Age: I Voted for It; It Doesn’t Work.” Huffington Post. 18 Aug. 2009. Print. Crofts, Nick. “This Country’s Biggest Drug Problem is Alcohol.” www. theaustralian.com.au. 24 Feb. 2007. Web Eastman III, Donald R. “Lowering the Drinking Age: Let’s Keep the Dialogue Open.” St. Petersburg Times. 25 Aug. 2008. Print. McCardell Jr., John M. “Drinking Age of 21 Doesn’t Work.” CNN.com. 16 Sep. 2009. Web. Minton, Michelle. “Lower the Drinking Age for Everyone.” National Review. 20 Apr. 2011. Print. ProCon.org. “Drinking Age ProCon.org.” ProCon. 5 Mar.2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. Richards, John. “Should We Consider Lowering the Drinking Age?” LegalMatch.com. 19 Apr. 2011. Print. Sopher, Christopher. “How We Get Hammered: The European vs. U.S. Drinking Age.” thenextgreatgeneration.com. 28 July 2010. Print.

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