Raising the drinking age, or lowering it, has been a hot debate among community and national groups, as well as policy makers for several years. Pro/con is lowering the drinking age a good idea may 30, 2011|by jessica pauline ogilvie, special to the los angeles times it's no secret that people drink alcohol before they turn 21 stories about binge drinking on college campuses and alcohol-fueled high school parties are as easy to find as the facebook photos. Descriptive commercial on why the drinking age should be lowered to 18 in the united states. For decades, ever since the days of prohibition, in fact, many politicians, academics, and parents alike have engaged in the drinking age debate – the question being whether or not the legal drinking age of 21 should be lowered to 18 the topic never seems to fully disappear, and new hampshire and. Pro-21ers counter with a 2002 study by researchers at the university of minnesota who reviewed more than 150 studies since nmdaa was enacted that “the amethyst initiative proposes that by lowering the drinking age, colleges will be better able to generate awareness of the risk of excessive alcohol. Dwight b heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people. Concord — as much as new hampshire wants to attract more young people, lowering the drinking age is no way to do it, a public safety official said tuesday christopher casko, an attorney for the department of safety, testified against a bill that would allow 20-year-olds to drink alcohol in private.
With the current legal drinking age in america standing at 21, meaning that people under the age of 21 cannot purchase or consume alcoholic food or beverages, there is the question of whether or not to lower it to 18 or 19 years old [tags: pro lower legal drinking age] :: 13 works cited, 4155 words (119 pages), term. Underage drinking and, more specifically, the drinking age in america is a passionate subject among many citizens many people in the college community are calling for the drinking age to be lowered to 18 years old opponents argue that lowering the drinking age will result in more underage binge. Last friday, i appeared on katie couric's talk show, katie, to talk about teen alcohol use and whether the drinking age should be lowered to 18 i told the audience about my experience enforcing alcohol policy as a resident assistant in college, which showed me firsthand that our current approach isn't. A central argument of the amethyst initiative is that the us minimum legal drinking age policy results in more dangerous drinking than would occur if the legal drinking age were lower a companion organization called choose responsibility—led in part by amethyst initiative founder john mccardell, former middlebury.
Q wouldn't a lower drinking age allow parents to teach their kids to drink responsibly a parents don't have to drink with their children to teach them responsible drinking a recent us study shows that when parents don't allow their teens to drink alcohol in high school, their children drink less in college and have fewer. Under the 1984 national minimum drinking age act [23 usc 158], persons under 21 years of age are prohibited from purchasing alcohol in all 50 us states although there are exceptions in certain states when alcohol is consumed at home, under adult supervision, and for medical purposes, the drinking.
In the united states, the current minimum age to legally purchase alcohol is 21, which makes it one of the highest in the world drinking is also one of the few areas where you can legally be discriminated against based on your age after reaching legal adulthood it has a serious impact not only on what people can do in the. Shouldn't we lower the minimum legal drinking age to 18 the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) estimates that through 2002, the increase in the minimum legal drinking age has saved 21,887 lives in the 50 states nhtsa estimates that the current mlda will continue to save 1,000 lives each year. Analysis: there's a new push for allowing kids to drink at 18, and some good arguments for it but not enough. Recently, there has been much hype about an online petition to lower the drinking age to 18 according to dictionarycom, the definition of an adult is: a person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law in the usa, that age is 18, and with every american's 18th birthday comes all the rights,.
For this debate, my opponent and i will be debating whether or not the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old in the us i will take the pro/for position, in favor of the drinking age being lowered my opponent will take the con/against, arguing that the law should remain the same at 21 years old, or be. During the democratic debate at dartmouth college in new hampshire last month, the candidates were asked to answer a viewer's question about whether they would support lowering the national drinking age from 21 to 18 years old especially because we trust people at this age to make life and death. 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. The united states is one of the few countries where people have to be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol in most european nations, the drinking age is 18 there are pros and cons to legalizing drinking at the age of 18 in the united states, there are two components to agreeing to a lower drinking age they are.
Columnist says adults ought to be able to make adult decisions, such as whether to consume alcohol. A minimum legal drinking age (mlda) of 21 saves lives and protects health minimum legal drinking age (mlda) laws specify the legal age when an individual can purchase or publicly consume alcoholic beverages 2014 http:// wwwmaddorg/blog/2014/march/lowering-the-drinking-age-ishtml.
I live in new orleans, a city not especially noted for sobriety we have no legal closing time for bars, so last call changes depending upon demand you can carry your drink out of a bar and on to the street as long as it's in a plastic cup the state has drive-through daiquiri stands, for pete's sake at our airport. Family, conservative, and religious groups, however, strongly resist calls to lower the drinking age, arguing that 18 year-old are still not quite mature drinking john m mccardell jr, former president of middlebury college and founder of choose responsibility (a pro 18-year-old drinking age activist.
There are some good arguments for lowering the drinking age from 21: it is unpopular among most young adults it arguably encourages underground binge drinking enforcement is a complete failure on college campuses and it is notable, of course, that an 18-year-old is considered an adult in almost. The wrong approach, in my view, is the line of argument made by john mccardell, the former middlebury college president who founded the pro- drinking-age-reform organization choose responsibility in 2007 most advocates for lowering the drinking age repeat some variation of what mccardell told. A lower age would discourage binge drinking and may help combat sexual assault. Pro (yes) jeffrey tucker, director of content for the foundation for economic education (fee), stated the following in his jan 11, 2016 article titled 3 states consider lowering the drinking age, available at feeorg: what good would lowering the drinking age do it would put an end to the perverse.