Why The Government Should Lower The Legal Drinking Age Essay

1104 Words Apr 8th, 2015 5 Pages
According to NIH (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), 5,000 people under the age of 21 die each year due to alcohol-related accidents, such as car wrecks, suicides, alcohol poisoning, homicides, burns, falls, and drownings("Under-aged”). However, think of the young men and women who have died to fend for our country, and not being able to have that first drink with their father, or go out and drink with their friends. Yes drinking can be dangerous in situations, but I believe that if a young man or woman can go die for their country, or even be able to make the important decision on who will lead our country. Then at the age of 18 we should be able to drink alcohol if we want. It can help teach responsibility and help us get through tough and stressful times. There are three main reasons on why the government should lower the legal drinking age to 18.
The first reason is to learn a sense of responsibility. By lowering the legal drinking age to 18 will enforce those who will be drinking to become more responsible and safe. It will show them that they are entering adulthood and need to take life more serious. Learning responsibility that early is a good thing to have. Without responsibility no one would do the things that they need to do. If they had to go to work they wouldn 't go just because they would rather do something else. Everything would fall apart in a matter of no time. Secondly alcohol can be used as a stress reliever. At the age of 18 things can…

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