The minimum drinking age for this country is 21. This is not fair and should be lowered. Alcohol should be legal for purchase and consumption at the age of 18 for the following reasons: 18 year olds are old enough to fight and die for their countries so they should be able to drink. 18 year olds are old enough to smoke cigarettes, but not drink. The alcohol industry would get bigger and provide more jobs. The government could benefit from taxes with increased sales. Most other countries have it at 18 for a reason, we should too. Drinking alcohol has medical benefits like the prevention of heart disease by the thinning of the blood. These reasons are enough to prove that the drinking age should be lowered to 18. If you agree then please sign this petition.
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tracey h., United States3 years ago Comments: The US was built under religious beliefs and that is not the case anymore. People that are 18 can do millions of things including: buying cigarettes, owning a gun, go to bars and clubs, have credit cards, own their own car, house and land, start their own business, sign for loans, drive, join the military if they wish, not live at home legally, etc. the list can go on and on. 18 is considered an adult and they need to be treated as such as far as responsibility goes that INCLUDES WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY DRINK ALCOHOL! their are people right now as you read this trying to get someone of age to buy alcohol and others are drinking. The only reason it had gotten lowered MANY YEARS AGO was because someone made the rong decisions when they were under the influence of alcohol and someone freaked out and created a MAJOR controversy about it getting the attention of someone in the supreme court. People around 18-20 have to go into hiding per say to be able to drink because of this issue. If the drinking age was lowered then their wouldn't be as many people as their are today binge drinking and causing harm to themselves! The only reason they binge drink is so that they can get rid of the craving of alcohol that our bodies crave at times and not worry about getting cought and having to pay fines or go to jail. It is about time that the US started to treat people 18-20 years of age as the adults that we are instead of treating us as if we are still minors !
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
Joanna Marie Enriquez, United States4 years ago Comments: if 18 is considered the age of consent,anyone 18 or over should be able to make all of their own decisions and take the consequences.The state should not be restricting alcohol,tobacco,marijuana or forcing us to wear seatbelts in our own cars!!!
Amber Johnson, United States5 years ago
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