I strongly believe that because there is a limit set on underage people the desire to abuse that law is strong and by taking away the law all together the motivation is now gone. By dropping the drinking age I feel that the drinking patterns of underage people will definitely change for the better. They will get a sense of maturity from the privilege and not abuse the law. In conclusion I believe that dropping the drinking age is a valid argument that is supported through my three premisses. I believe that the statistics from Europe prove in writing that a lowered drinking age will help out the problem here in the states.
Credibility: I truly believe that lowering the drinking age to 18 will lower the amount of drinking accidents and I have done a lot of research on this to ensure the safety of all of us. IV. Preview Sentence: I’m here to persuade you in supporting a lower legal drinking age to age 18 because 1. It would eliminate temptation of breaking law (to drink) 2. Reduce unsafe drinking activities (Binge drinking) 3.
Some philosophers contend that paternalism can never be justified and that the moral imperative will guide people, and ultimately societies, to goodness. In this essay I will argue that paternalistic intervention to moderate alcohol consumption is morally acceptable. Unlike other drugs, with alcohol we have an opportunity to contrast levels of intervention as they impact various groups, illicit use by those under the age of consent; legitimate, but regulated, use in those over twenty-one; and usage as it is affected by softer “guidelines” such as those that encourage pregnant women to abstain from alcohol consumption. While there is nothing immoral or wrong with enjoying alcohol in moderation, heavy drinking is long associated with physical health problems including heart related disorders, liver disease, several types of cancer, impaired moto... ... middle of paper ... ...nforce consumption levels, with few exceptions, would be hard to police. Government campaigns to make cigarette smoking antisocial have been successful in substantially reducing tobacco consumption.
Lowering the Legal Drinking Age From 21 to 18 In the United States the legal drinking age, with a few exceptions, is 21; this should be changed from 21 to the age of 18. This would help high schoolers and college students who generally commit the act of underage drinking anyways to avoid long lasting legal repercussions. This would also remove the excitement that many underage drinkers feel since for many, it would now be legal. This would help to lessen temptation and encourage today’s youth to drink in a more safe and responsible environment since it would be considered a normal activity and would no longer need to be done in secrecy. While this issue may not appear to be a particularly important one, it often sparks controversy and debate amongst the proponents of both sides of the issue.
However, there are others who argue that changing the law will not change things for the better. In the end, one could feel that lowering the drinking age to eighteen could actually show signs of promise in equality for all American adults. Changing this law could decrease the tendency of young adults to break the law, and could train them to have more self-control. People that oppose changing this law, have several arguments that make them believe their cause is right. They believe that “By lowering the drinking age, it would be putting a societal stamp of approval on the damage that alcohol can cause in the developing brain” (Pros and Cons of Lowering the Drinking Age).
So therefore we should just lower the drinking age, because like every article said kids will drink no matter how hard people try to stop them. Drinking is a part of American culture, and I think that it is important that we let our youth participate in that tradition, lowering the drinking age couldn’t possibly make things worse that they already are. At least if they drink legally, there is less responsibility put on parents and law enforcement.
A younger persons brain is not completely formed, unlike people who are over the age of 21. All over the world the minimum legal drinking age is a controversial topic. There are many different pros and cons that will come to light if the United States lowers the minimum legal drinking age. Should the United States lower its minimum legal drinking age to 18 like so many other countries have? Or should they remain where they stand?
To make the right decision, one must look at the history, as in the National Prohibition and the safety issues, as in underground drinking. As learned from history, banning alcohol only makes things worse. Then, if one looks at how underground drinking can kill people if the others around are too afraid to call 911 and risk getting in trouble, they should realize that if people were more supervised and did not have the need to hide, then those unfortunate events would not happen. The choice is simple. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen can be safer and is the best choice for the United States of America.
Recently, we have tried to track the location of drug use. We find places where drugs tend to be, and seek to close them down as an effort to decrease the overall use of drugs. This has proved to be an ineffective technique because it does not change people's craving for drugs. Reasons leading up to drug use still exist. Arresting people for drugs does not kill their desire to use them.
I would rather my children drink alcohol than take drugs. Most drugs are addicting whereas alcohol is not necessarily addicting. Drugs can kill you on the first try so they are obviously bad and that is a no brainer. If people had common sense and consideration of the people around them, then the world would be a better place.