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A Lower Drinking Age Will Not Be As Some Say

In Youth Rights on June 25, 2013 by edwinforyouthrights Tagged:

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

People who oppose a drinking age of 18 think that if the drinking age was 18, then there would be a significant increase in drunken driving deaths. Overall, those ageists think that a drinking age of 18 would be a disaster. They are wrong. Respecting the age of majority, respecting the rights of people who are 18-20 years old and acknowledging rights they should have doesn’t create negative results. The drinking age should be lowered to 18 in all states and territories of the United States. The drinking age of 21 is oppression against people who are 18-20 years old around the country. The drinking age of 21 is more age discriminatory than other laws which use age of 21 as a minimum age. A minimum age for renting a luxury car is likely to matter to a moderate or smaller percentage of young women and young men. However, the drinking age matters to most young women and young men. A drinking age is part of civil rights.

Young women and young men who are 18-20 years old are ready to be allowed to responsibly drink alcoholic beverages. If the drinking age was 18 with reasonable restrictions, then this would be reality. There will not be a significant increase in drunken driving deaths because most young adults know better. There will not be a significant increase in binge drinking because there will be an increase in responsible drinking. Ageists don’t read things the same way as people who support a lower drinking age. This is because I and others see room for improvement. When the age of majority and when similar aspects are respected, then there’s room for improvement. People who oppose a drinking age of 18 think this will significantly increase percentages of girls and boys who drink alcoholic beverages. That won’t happen if there are sensible laws which more heavily punish the person who gave alcoholic beverages than the girl or boy who drank it.

Universities and colleges will not have less power in discouraging binge drinking. With a drinking age of 18, most young women and young men will be responsible when it comes to alcoholic beverages. I have read an article where decades ago, professors would drink alcoholic beverages with students. There’s nothing wrong with that. People who oppose a drinking age of 18 are not looking for answers but are rather justifying ageism against young women and young men for nothing more than being young adults. There is an organization which uses that intolerance. A drinking age of 18 which has reasonable restrictions is one that encourages alcohol responsibility and which uses effective punishment for drunk drivers. A drinking age of 18 respects the age of majority, the rights of people who are 18-20 years old and other rights they should have. Treating people who are 18-20 as young adults, overall responsibility and reasonable laws for responsibility go hand in hand.

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2 Responses to “A Lower Drinking Age Will Not Be As Some Say”

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  2. MADD is an organization which uses ageism in supporting the ageist drinking age.

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