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Debate Score:18
Arguments:16
Total Votes:20
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The drinking age should be lowered to 18

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Side Score: 12
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Side Score: 6
2 points

I seriously believe waiting until you're 21 is ridiculous. My family is Spanish, there's no such thing as too young to drink at dinner, lol My brother and I are proof that being open about it, and letting us learn with family about how much we can drink is better than making us wait until we're on our own to figure it out ourselves.

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

if you lower the drinking age kids wont be as likley two drink at 18 and 19 because it isnt as big of a rush as doing it illegaly at that age

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

Well, I lived in Alberta, and the drinking age IS 18, and the province isn't up in flames... infact, all of Canada, incase you weren't aware, is either 18, or 19. If you are allowed to vote, allowed to purchase a gun, allowed to not be under gaurdianship, and gamble, and purchase porn... then yes, you should be allowed to drink, I think it's ridiculous to have the drinking age at 21!

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

Eh. Who're you really stopping anyways? Might as well just let the kids who can get shot drink. They deserve it.

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

AT the age of 18 we are able to have a job, pay taxes, drive a car, smoke ciagerettes, buy lottery tickets and even SELL alchol, and sign up for the military. If you ask me we should be able toenjoy a nice beer

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

I think that lowering the drinking level would be good . Because it teaches 18 year old too be MORE responsible . They have heard the " Drinking and Driving " speech for years , and I'm sure that if that were to happen , teens would make a wise descion on that .

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

At 18, people are responsible for themselves and they should be able to buy their own alcohol.

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

We already are allowed to drink in 18 :D this limitations never work, especially not for alcohol. The sooner the kid is offially allowed the better. BUT only with parents, or limited amount..

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

If you can fight in a war at 18, you should be able to drink at the age of 18

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

Yes, if someone is old enough to die for there country than they should be old enough to buy a beer.

2 years ago | Side: For
1 point

Yes, if someone is old enough to die for there country than they should be old enough to buy a beer.

2 years ago | Side: For

I'd actually be inclined to make it lower. 14 or so for beer and lighter drinks. Any age so long as they have a parent or guardian with them. The idea being to not make alcohol this exclusive and illegal thing that gets put on a pedestal, but another casual part of life that kids can grow up and get comfortable with while they are still at home.

I used to get my choice of wine or beer with dinner starting around age nine. I drank enough to get intoxicated when younger and while with my parents several times as well. By the time i was exposed to illegally procured alcohol, it wasn't a big deal. Drinking illegally to drink illegally or drinking to get drunk held a lot less appeal. By the time i got to college, the idea of a bunch of over-excited lightweight 21 year olds getting super trashed playing beer pong and doing keg stands seemed impossibly foolish, but to them it's new and exciting and they're in one of the worst positions to be making all the first-time mistakes that come with drinking alcohol.

2 years ago | Side: Against
1 point

18 is to young maybe 20 but i like 21 there's already some what of 10,000 lives are already wasted due to this deceiver of the mind

2 years ago | Side: Against
1 point

Really? In my point of view, I think drinking shouldn't even exist.

2 years ago | Side: Against

Alcohol shouldnt be legal non the less lowered to 18 year olds. alcohol alters the person consuming it. at 18 a persons body isnt fully developed yet and alcohol can prevent the growth.

2 years ago | Side: Against
0 points

FIRST!!!!!! And no you are stupid. Why would the drinking age go lower? Personally I think it should go away permanently. DOWN WITH BOOZE UP WITH GANJA!!!!

2 years ago | Side: Against


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