Alcohol Age Limit Essay

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Alcohol Age Limit

Andy Vaughn
Dr. Russell
English 1020-47
October 23, 2001
Drinking Age: Lowered or Not
The drinking age in the United States is 21. How ridiculous is that? You are able to do so
many things at the age of 18. When a person reaches the age of 18, he or she can leave
their homes or be kicked out, and become their own legal guardian. They no longer are
required to have their parents sign their name to any documents pertaining to them, and
are now considered an adult except when it comes to alcohol. When a person 18 or older
commits a crime, they will be tried as an adult. Now the 18 year old no longer goes to
Juvenile Hall when convicted of a crime, but instead they go to jail, state prison,
federal prison, or even death row. At 18, they are held fully responsible for their own
actions, and must accept the consequences. Don't you think we should change the law so a
person cannot be tried as an adult until he or she turns 21?

On one's 18th birthday, the law no longer views him as a child yet he is restricted from
many places of social activity. Bars and many dance clubs are strictly for the people that
are 21 and over. This results in many legal adults not being able to enter. Clearly there
is a difference between 18 year old adult and a 21 year old adult, but since they are
viewed by law as equals shouldn't they have the same privileges? Obviously, certain laws
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