Drinking Age

Drinking Age Limit

I. A. HOOK A-1. Everyone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol until the age of 21 in the United States. Many people are in agreement with this legal restriction. Some would even say that it should be raised. However, the legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems then it prevents. B. I am here today to persuade you that drinking age limit should be lowered. C. Why? Because we care. We care about people who abuse alcohol and in that way harm themselves, their families, and innocent people around them.

II. A. First, it is necessary to question this law. Why is 21 the “magical” age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Surely, ...

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of champagne at their own wedding. I think it is a problem to have a limit higher then the age of maturity. B. Teenagers look at drinks as something glamorous. It is view as an adult activity; and teenagers want to be adult ASAP. In order to get a drink, teenager will carry fake I.D.’s, creating more trouble, or sneak drinks from their parents’ liquor cabinet. This kind of devious attitude does not encourage responsible drinking. Furthermore, when the opportunity to drink arises there is a kind of “Let’s make up for lost time” attitude. The result is binge drinking. C. Teen drinking has been a long-standing problem in American culture, which the drinking age lows have done very little to stop. The American society does not teach the youth limits or responsibilities. Instead, they seemingly assume that, upon reaching the legal age of twenty-one, those “children” will somehow know their limits and be able to control themselves with alcohol and other such substances.

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Added: 4/22/2011 12:01:01 PM
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