Updated: July 21, am. If a person can decide to enlist in the armed forces and put their life on the line to protect the United States, then it should be OK for them to buy and drink alcohol as they please. The drinking age should not be 21 and there should not be exceptions to these rules. By […]. A person is legally considered an adult and as an adult they can enlist in the military, begin fulfilling the right to vote, pay taxes, be tried as an adult in a court of law, sentenced to time in prison and get married. Federal law in the United States says that a person below the age of 21 cannot buy or consume alcohol publicly.
Are 18-year-olds mature enough to drink?
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Two numbers serve as milestones for young adults: 18 and At age 18, we are fully accountable for our decisions. We can vote, serve on a jury, marry and even join the military. But is that three-year waiting period really necessary? Do a few years make that much of a difference? I think that the drinking age should be lowered to age I am not advocating a lowered drinking age for my own personal pleasure.
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News News. Is it because leaders of august institutes of learning such as Duke, Tufts, Colgate, Dartmouth and Ohio State are eager to get more booze in the hands of their lower classmen? Apparently not. The thinking goes that people old enough to go to college are old enough to make decisions about alcohol consumption.
There has been a lot of debate when it comes to the legal drinking age here in US. When it comes to law, there is always an opinion, some are for it and some are against. When it comes to the legal drinking age being 21 there are valid arguments in favor of it while others favor lowering the drinking age to Legal drinking age varies by country. Lets see some of the reasons as to why some think the legal drinking age in US should be 18 and not