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Drinking Age

The age of drinking has been an issue in our country for a long time and there are

many regards on why the age is set at 21. The federal government should not impose a

drinking age of 21. The drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18 for the following

reasons; one, most people between the age of 18-20 are drinking alcohol already, and

two, you should have the right to purchase alcohol when you reach the age of 18, because

that is the age when you are considered and adult and have many rights and freedom.

It is common to find people under the age of 21 in the possession of alcohol. In

allot of gatherings such as Faternity and High Shool parties, drinking is the main thing

going on and it will continue to be. Many students start drinking alcohol from their very

first year in college and most of them won't be legal to do so until their third year. The

High School students drink to and a friday night for them and college students usually has

alcohol involved in it. In allot of cases, many upper classmates will buy the lower

classmates alcohol and even go and get drunk with them on the weekends. It is very easy

to get alcohol and this shows that consuming alcohol at the age of 18 is tolerant. So I

don't see why the government makes a law that most people don't follow anyways.

The second reason to change the legal drinking age to 18 is because you are

considered to be an adult at this age. When you are 18 you have the right to vote, get

married, go to war, buy a gun, and plus your prosecuted as an adult when your charged

with a crime. That same person, however,

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