Monday, December 5, 2011
Drinking Age Change?
After reading 21 Is Less Than 18 by Alex Cheyenne I have to say that I do not agree with the author of this blog. I believe that raising the age to drink from 21 to 18 would only cause additional problems for young teens not even fully out of their teenage years as well and legal issues. At eighTEEN they are still considered a teenager and not a full adult. This is simply giving a teenager just out of high school a slowing ticking bomb and more then likely will keep them from doing well or even choosing going to college. Personally I think a lot of teenagers are so happy to graduate to run off to college and experience life, and it is unfortunately the drinking life and freedom that give them that much more of a push. So increasing the drinking age would not help. When you stated that it causes them to binge drink and drink and drive, how many people do you know 21 plus drinking and driving and binge drinking even though they do not realize it? The fact is people will do what they want anytime in their life whether it is legal or not. I think they law is completely fine at this point and gives a person 21 years to decide what they really want. So I just do not believe changing the drinking age will make any difference other then a harmful one.