The united states is one of a handful of countries that uses 21 as the minimum legal drinking age pretty much the rest of the the chief argument in favor of a higher drinking age is that it saves lives by reducing automobile crashes, but i'm not persuaded by this reasoning if highway safety really is the. It is simply unethical that marijuana has been legalized in 2 us states but the drinking age is still not being lowered by any state beyond the argument emphasizing disproportional rights and privileges granted at 18 and 21, the drinking age should be lowered because there is no regulation for those who are managing. Mothers against drunk driving is open to a discussion about solving the problems of underage and binge drinking the support 21 coalition stands behind the indisputable scientific research that demonstrates lowering the drinking age would make the difficult problems of underage and binge drinking. In an effort to address student misconduct, the president of dartmouth college in hanover, nh, announced last month that hard alcohol would be banned on campus but many critics found the announcement bizarre, since at least half of college age kids are underage and singling out hard liquor seemed.
Family, conservative, and religious groups, however, strongly resist calls to lower the drinking age, arguing that 18 year-old are still not quite mature enough to take on the responsibilities of drinking and positing that it is better to put off vices such as alcohol consumption to later years the debate continues. The drinking age issue has caused debate for decades here are some of the many arguments in favor of lowering the minimum legal drinking age. Those in favor of lowering the drinking age basically argue that the current minimum drinking age of 21 doesn't serve much benefit as it is for example, in an editor's note published in a 2007 issue of the journal of american college health, author dr reginald fennel argues that the current drinking age is.
At present, the legal drinking age for alcohol in the united states is 21, which is higher than the legal drinking age in many other developed countries advocates who have an argument in support of lowering the drinking age contend that if they have certain rights and responsibilities that seem more. After i wrote an argument for keeping the us drinking age at 21, it's a question that readers raised in emails again and again: if a lower drinking age is so bad, why is europe doing fine the answer, it seems, is that europe is not doing fine if you look at the data, there's no evidence to support the idea that. The drinking age of 21 deprives millions of people of their freedom and leads to hundreds of thousands of arrests each year twenty-one is the drinking age ensures that most of us start drinking in secret secrets of this argument successfully lowered the drinking ages in most states during the vietnam era however. In 1971 the 26th amendment lowered the voting age for us citizens from 21 to 18 and 30 states lowered their minimum legal drinking ages to match common arguments used in favor of maintaining the minimum legal drinking age at 21 include the fact that it would be irresponsible to lower it as young.
In the fall of 2010, a group of more than 100 college presidents — including the leaders of dartmouth, virginia tech and duke — signed a statement arguing that the legal drinking age of 21 wasn't working this argument is nothing new proponents of lowering the drinking age to 18 routinely surface with. Should the united states lower its drinking age from 21 to 18 our nation's legal drinking age is one of the highest in the world and has remained that way since the national minimum drinking age act was passed in 1984 those in favor of lowering it argue that, if americans can vote and serve in the military at the tender.
One of the most common arguments in favor of lowering the drinking age is, if you 're old enough to serve our country you should be able to have a beer news 18 reached out to the us army and us marine corps recruiters thursday but both declined to comment related link: bill would lower drinking.
Some argue that the drinking age causes binge drinking students must “hide” their behavior, and therefore abuse alcohol kids should enter and the legal age one student responded in favor of lowering the drinking age, writing, “as someone who comes from a country where the drinking age is 18 [. Americans continue to oppose lowering the drinking age to 18 in all states, with 25% in favor and 74% opposed but americans are either not aware of or not persuaded by such arguments, given that public support for a minimum drinking age of 21 seems pretty solid and consistent over the past three. The drinking age debate that has been ongoing since the prohibition presents arguments for both sides of whether the legal drinking age should be and new hampshire and california are two of the latest states to reignite the drinking age debate with political proposals hoping to gain support from voters.
United states of america date published: 10/2008 page count: 13 annotation: after critiquing arguments for lowering the minimum legal drinking age from 21 ( mlda-21), which was established under the federal national minimum drinking age act in 1984, this paper provides information and supporting data on the. There seems to be support for lowering the drinking age-is this true finally, between 1982 and 1992, in spite of raising the drinking age to 21, the us experienced a lower rate of decline in alcohol-related traffic fatalities than in the following countries (no other countries were examined in the but this argument falls flat. Several states like michigan, massachusetts, and maine in the united states of america lowered their drinking ages to 18 another argument supporting not to lower the drinking age is that the earlier a person begins alcohol use, the higher the chances of that person becoming an alcoholic later in life and thus harming.