Underage Drinking

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Underage drinking is one of the most prevalent problems in the United States. This is a problem because alcohol is an item that nobody under twenty-one years of age is allowed to purchase or consume. People who are underage are punished by law when they consume or attempt to purchase alcohol illegally. This makes people under twenty-one want alcohol even more. In other countries where the legal minimum drinking age is lower, there are less problems because it gives parents the push to teach their children how to drink responsibly. If at eighteen years old, someone can go to war and vote for the future of our country, why not lower the legal drinking age of twenty-one to eighteen years old? Lowering the drinking age would not only lower the rate of alcoholism, it would also help make drinking safer for the youth, keep the youth out of trouble with the law, and keep the youth from sneaking around trying to grasp their hands on a bottle of alcohol. Lowering the legal drinking age would push parents to educate their children in drinking responsibly earlier. Parents teaching their children how to drink in moderation would lead to safer college campuses. Knowing how to drink in moderation is important because if you don’t, it can lead to dangerous circumstances. Because people who are underage have to sneak alcohol, there is some sort of thrill from having to consume it covertly. Dwight B. Heath claims "Alcohol has no mystique. It's no big deal. By contrast, where it's banned

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