Arguments against raising the drinking age to 21 at 18, people can vote and are considered adults, so we should allow them to have a personal decision on whether to consume alcohol alcohol in moderation isn't necessarily harmful rather than a blanket ban, the government could focus on tackling. After congress in 1971 dropped the voting age from 21 to 18, many states followed suit by lowering decades-old barriers to drinking the rationale went something like this: if young americans could be entrusted to vote, serve on a jury and fight in vietnam, why couldn't they order a beer by the late 1970s,. A 2007 gallup poll found that 77% of americans would oppose a federal law that lowers the drinking age in all states to age 18  numerous state and national surveys dating from the 1970s (when states were raising the legal drinking age) through the present have shown overwhelming public support. Who's to say the same results wouldn't have been achieved had reagan made the national drinking age 18 2016-04-07-1460038708-5369467-drinking_3 jpeg credit: shutterstock can we use europe as a model for lowering the age most proponents for a lower minimum age immediately point to. But proponents of lowering the drinking age can point to comparative data to argue that the evidence is not nearly so clearcut many countries with a drinking age of 18 have fewer drunk driving accidents and fatalities than the us, and during the 1980s, as 21 was becoming the law of the land across. Raising the drinking age to 21 hasn't reduced drinking -- it's merely driven it underground, to the riskiest of settings the current law, passed in all 50 states in the 1980s, was intended to diminish the number of traffic deaths caused by young drunk drivers it has succeeded in that -- but tougher seatbelt and. For most of the time that michigan has had a legal drinking age, it has been 21 it was lowered to 18 in the 1970s following the lowering of the. Short answer: no long answer: really no detailed answer: trump's idea is to get what he wants by pitting everyone against each other and then quietly picking up the pieces and calling the answer his own whenever he says let the states make the de.
Three us states are currently weighing legislation that would lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 in a bid to curb the culture of secrecy and binging often associated with underage drinking the bills, currently under consideration by lawmakers in minnesota, new hampshire and california, would. Concord, nh (ap) — lawmakers are again considering lowering the drinking age in new hampshire. The reasons for lowering the mlda are not well understood and may have varied by state perhaps the changes reflected vietnam-era logic that a person old enough to die for america is old enough to drink (asch and levy 1987 mosher 1980) whatever the reasons, the lower mldas “enfranchised” over five million 18-20. After all states adopted an age 21 mlda, drinking during the previous month among persons aged 18 to 20 years declined from 59% in 1985 to 40% in 19917 drinking among people aged 21 to 25 also declined significantly 2014 http:// wwwmaddorg/blog/2014/march/lowering-the-drinking-age-ishtml.
One argument is that lowering the drinking age will increase traffic accidents and increase the likelihood of alcohol dependence and alcohol poisoning others speculate exactly the opposite will happen in most european countries, the legal drinking age is 18 (minus germany, where the legal drinking age. Lobbied for all states to raise the legal drinking age from eighteen to twenty-one the consequence for a state not raising the age was to lose a portion of their federal highway funding i personally believe that the drinking age being twenty- one is just like when the voting age was twenty-one, if i can go to war and die for my. The louisiana supreme court ruled in 1996 that raising the drinking age to 21 was unconstitutional because it was age discrimination, noting that 18-years-old were legally considered adults however, the court reversed its decision later that year after louisiana faced threats of a removal of highway funds. Johnson's comment came in response to a question about whether the minimum age for purchasing a gun should be raised from 18 to 21 when asked about whether he would support lowering the drinking age, johnson asked: can't they do that now what is the age nowadays he later said that he.
Furthermore, though organizations such as madd--mothers against drunk driving--were among the primary instigators of forcing both state and national legislatures to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21, it has been shown that the real reasons for the decrease in drunk driving fatalities is primarily due to the following. The goal is to reduce college binge drinking, one republican legislator said.
Furthermore, they concluded that 18- to 20-year-olds were less likely than drivers in the 21-25 or 45-54 age groups to be involved in an alcohol-related accident yes, one state unilaterally lowering its drinking age exhumes many of the problems of the past — namely, the loss of federal funds and. Lowering the drinking age to 18 smart or recently, there has been much hype about an online petition to lower the drinking age to 18 according to in the usa, that age is 18, and with every american's 18th birthday comes all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of becoming an adult it includes. Will raising the legal drinking age in australia help to curtail binge drinking, developmental problems and alcohol-fuelled violence.
Libertarians support lowering the age to consume alcohol to adults 18 years or older adults are considered to be 18 years of age turning 18 provides a person the rights and responsibilities of adulthood to vote, get married, enter into contracts, serve on juries, join the military and fight in wars-which includes taking on the. Critics of the change decried rises in alcohol-related traffic fatalities among 18- to 20-year-old drivers in areas where the drinking age had been lowered indeed, one result of leaving states in charge of their own age was the creation of blood borders between states that allowed 18-year-olds to drink and. Unbeknownst to many, however, something did happen back in 1984 that affects a lot of us: the national minimum drinking age act was passed, establishing the legal drinking age at 21 although that age might seem sort of random (maybe even arbitrary) since you're a legal adult at 18, congress didn't.
As a result, nearly 700,000 students between 18 and 24 are assaulted each year by other students who have drunk alcohol however, this was not the case until 1984, when the national minimum drinking age act required the 50 states to raise their drinking age to 21 or lose 10 percent of their federal. Do a few years make that much of a difference i think that the drinking age should be lowered to age 18 i am not advocating a lowered drinking age for my own personal pleasure it's just the logical thing to do what seems illogical is this : i can make the life-changing decision at 18 to get married, but i can't. Proponents of lowering the legal age often argue that having it at 21 has not stopped teen drinking, and allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to legally consume alcohol would reduce unsafe, unsupervised binge drinking, according to procon org another common, more basic argument is that a person is legally an. The alcohol laws of the united states regarding minimum age for purchase have changed over time the history is given in the table below unless otherwise noted, if different alcohol categories have different minimum purchase ages, the age listed below is set at the lowest age given (eg if the purchase age is 18 for beer.