The Drinking Age Should Be Allowed

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Every day in the United States, almost 30 people die in motor vehicle accidents that are caused by or involve alcohol consumption (Naimi, 71). However, despite the cultural perception that young people and alcohol should not be mixed, there are other institutional forces that perhaps have illuminated the point that people as young as 18 should be allowed to drink and consume alcohol, and that the legal drinking age should be raised. However, simply because the US recognizes people who are 18 years of age as legal adults, and because legal adults are allowed to marry, vote, buy and smoke cigarettes, and register for the armed forces, does not mean that they should also be allowed to consume alcohol as well—as there current evidence that would
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