Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
The minimum drinking age is a controversial subject in the United States that continue to stir controversy. In a bid to control drinking in adolescents who are still in school, most states have set the legal drinking age at 21 years but this continue to be opposed by most people who argue that the legal drinking age should be lowered to match with ages of international suffrage for all persons. Proponents argue that legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19. They argue that despite the minimum legal drinking age set at 21, most young people below this age continues to consume alcohol and mostly in an irresponsible manner. They argue that drinking is enticing to young people because it is forbidden. If the government assume those who attain the age of 18 years to be adults, there is no reason why they should be denied right to drink alcohol. High legal drinking age does not offer effective strategy to reduce traffic fatalities. This paper will argue in support of these points to show that the legal drinking age should be lower to 18 years in all states.