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America Should Reconsider the Drinking Age

            We can purchase a gun, we can buy tobacco, and we can serve and risk our life protecting our country, there's absolutely no reason why we shouldn't be allowed to enjoy a drink once in a while. Alcohol has become a huge part of our global culture and social life; therefore, it's obvious that their should be restrictions. But setting the minimum legal drinking age of 21 has not improved our society nor has it been proven to be very effective counteracting young adults from getting their hands on alcohol. According to Dictionary.com the definition of an adult is: a person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law. If we're considered adults at the age of 18, we should be expected to be mature and responsible enough to consume alcohol. America needs to wake up and realize that lowering the drinking age could be beneficial for our society and help us young adults become more responsible at an earlier age. .
             According to Asch, it's the inexperience not age that is main cause for alcohol related incidents. As specified in "The Pros and Cons Of Drinking At 18." by David J. Hanson "Researchers at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University found that raising the drinking age to 21 simply shifted fatalities from those aged 18 to 20 to those aged 21 to 24. They concluded, on the basis of their exhaustive federally-funded study, that drinking experience, not drinking age, is the most important factor." Most people will disagree with this study and continue to argue the age is the only factor, but its not true. Just ponder for a moment, wouldn't it be rational that your parents to teach you how to drink in moderation than learning on your own and end up suffering the bad consequences? This will ultimately lead to safer and much more responsible young adults when consuming alcohol. .
             The minimum legal drinking age of 21 has set a standard, but most 18 year olds continue to drink anyways.

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