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Argue against lowering the drinking age in California ?

Doing a high school essay on it. What are some reason u guys might think of the age they trying to target is 15.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Most states in the nation adopted a minimum drinking age of 21 soon after federal passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, which required states to maintain a minimum drinking age of 21 in order to avoid a reduction in federal highway funds. The original intention of the law was to reduce the incidents of alcohol-related accidents among people under 21. But since passage of this legislation, and the raising of the drinking age in many states, the percentage of people who drink between the ages of 18 to 20 has skyrocketed. Many say the prohibitions have actually encouraged secretive binge drinking, more dangerous behavior, and less educational programming targeting this age group. Respected law enforcement officials and university presidents have recently called for changes in the federal law to permit states to lower the drinking age.


It's time for the nation to repeal these Prohibition-era laws and adopt a more intelligent, progressive, and educational approach to drinking among younger adults. These laws simply don't work, they aren't enforceable any longer, and if anything they are counterproductive. Literally millions of responsible young adults are already consuming alcohol and that's not going to change. What we need to do is stop wasting the taxpayers money chasing, charging and prosecuting responsible young adults who want to have a beer, and start putting the money where it ought to be, in promoting smart education about responsible drinking, and in pursuing far more serious criminals, including those at all ages who drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs.



Eric Paine

President & Founder

Drink At 18

Answered: Tue, 5 Jan 2010
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I am on the other side of the issue but if I wanted to argue against lowering the age I would point out that merely because people can drink at age 18 in Europe and Latin America and it works fine there is no reason why it would work well here. Everybody knows American kids are much more reckless and irresponsible and immature than Europeans or Mexicans. Everybody knows America is not a free country, we like to be controlled and given lots of pointless, baseless rules to obey. Nothing is as important as the total absolute supremacy of the State, we should all happily give up all control of our own lives to Big Government. How's that?
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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