Friday, December 27, 2019

Making The Law Fair While Saving Lives - 1740 Words

Miss Schrembeck English 11 Period 1 19 April 2016 Making the Law Fair While Saving Lives Ninety percent of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinking (McCardell). Lowering the drinking age is a big topic among younger adults and concerned college parents. Being 18 people serve in the military and they are known as adults. People 18-20 have to hide when they are drinking which makes them thrive to drink and party more but it s dangerous. This is called binge drinking which is landing them in the hospital. Also, there are a lot of underage drinking that is going on already. Lowering the drinking age will help young adults health by them not having to hide it. You are allowed to†¦show more content†¦Kingston says, There they are in their rucksacks, and they re going off to operate Abrams tanks and Black Hawk helicopters and squeeze the triggers on their M-4 rifles. We tell them they re responsible enough to do that and risk their lives, but not responsible enough to have a beer with their steak on post. I think that s an insult(Peterson). What he is saying, is that if someone is going to make the decision to risk their life they should have the choice to drink. If the government will not give them that chance it is a stab in the back to the soldiers. They are responsible enough to make their own decisions by this time in their life. When they become a soldier they are showing that they are responsible enough to make that decision that could end their life, they should be able to make the choice to drink. If a person is 18 they are known in society as a responsible adult and should be able to make their own decisions no matter what it is. Therefore, another reason they should lower the drinking age is they are already known to society as a legal adult. If a 18 year old can gamble, buy cigarettes and chew, and can legally get married without their parent permission, why can t they legally drink. It is unfair that alcohol is the only thing that is not giving to them as a privilege. To society, an 18 year old is responsible enough to choose their career and own their own house but they

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