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    Controversy over the Drinking Age

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    controversial then, and it continues to be so today. In 2008, John McCardell, leader of Choose Responsibility and former president of Middlebury College, joined a campaign known as the Amethyst Initiative, which proposed lowering the drinking age to an unspecified number (Amethyst Initiative). In conjunction with this initiative, McCardell wrote an article entitled “Rethinking the drinking age of 21”. On the other hand, an article in the Chicago Tribune called “Keep the drinking age at 21” argues why the

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    The Drinking Age Should NOT Be Lowered

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    minimum legal drinking age. Choose Responsibility, a group founded by John McCardell, proposes that upon completion of a 40 hour course to educate young people about alcohol, 18, 19, and 20 year old people should be licensed to drink. The Amethyst Initiative, part of Choose Responsibility, is a petition to Congress to rethink the minimum legal drinking age. Several college leaders have signed this petition in the belief that lowering the minimum legal drinking age will reduce binge drinking on college

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    ban hard liquor on campus has rekindled a debate about 21 year old drinking age, Dartmouth is heading in the wrong direction. Instead policymakers should be following the advice of about 150 universities and college presidents who signed the Amethyst Initiative and advocate for the choose Responsibility proposal and reduce the drinking age back to 18. When coming to of age in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the drinking age was 18. During our crucial senior year high school, most students were law

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    The Legal Drinking Age: 18 or 21?

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    There has been controversy on the effectiveness of the law because most people drink before they turn 21. Which side is right? Was Reagan correct for implementing the drinking age as 21 or are the multiple college president and chancellors of Amethyst Initiative that believe it should be 18? Between the 1920’s and 1933 the use and purchase of alcohol was illegal. In 1933 when prohibition ended, the Twenty First Amendment left states free to legalize, regulate or prohibit alcohol as they saw fit (Miron

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    in 1984, all states raised their legal drinking ages to 21 in fear of being withheld the funding. Today, 30 years later, the law is still in place, however a debate has sprung up in support of lowering the drinking age back to 18. The group Amethyst Initiative, which has gained support from prestigious universities such as Dartmouth, Duke, and Virginia Tech, started this uproar. Through this, the question emerged, should the legal drinking age be lowered back to 18, and what would result if it happens

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    supports lower the legal drinking age. He later developed the Amethyst Initiative to help campuses across the U.S. to join together. In the article, Mr. McCardell gives his reasons for starting the growing movement. The purpose of this article is to inform other college delegates and leaders about the organizations they can join they share the same beliefs. It was published in a magazine that discusses rising issues to help promote the initiative. The article is unique due to its interview arrangement

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    At exactly what age does a person become mature? It has been said many times that girls mature faster than boys? However, not always is that the truth. More and more these days’ boys are getting jobs before they even turn sixteen. Girls on the other hand typically do not get one until they are at least sixteen and most wait until college. Another example is a high school junior that has met all his criteria and would like to graduate early, at the age of seventeen, and go off to college. If

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    Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?

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    “Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” - Abraham Lincoln Those words spoken by Abraham Lincoln are as true today as they were in 1840, and yet history and current policies show us that for a large part 174 years has done very little to change people’s attitudes. The legal drinking

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    According to Fablo, a 10-year-old called in a fake bomb threat to his school. A 15-year- old snips a stereo from a store to resell. A 13-year-old sexually assaults an 8-year-old neighbor over a two year period. A 17-year-old takes a gun to school and executes numerous pupils and teachers. These four scenarios should be pondered by today’s society. Are children delinquent because of their parents or their peers? Whether they are influenced by peers or their parents do not enforce appropriate behavior

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    what is the right drinking age?

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    American society believes that lowering the drinking age back to eighteen will lead to a domino affect of bad premonitions like rampant drinking binges, raving alcoholics, and more traffic accident deaths upon the entire nation. Realistic Alcohol Laws for Legal Youth (RALLY) is one of many major organizations dedicated to rectifying these faulty perspectives that Americans hold. Due to the irrelevance on the number of alcohol related car accidents in the 1970?s, the parents obligation to teach responsible

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