We Can Fight in a War, but Can't Have a Drink?

877 WordsDec 2, 20094 Pages
People have always told me that high school and college would be the best times of my life. Not only do young adults get to venture off from home on their own during college, but they finally get to make their own decisions without having to wait for the approval from a parent. Yes, high school was very fun, but for some reason it just can’t be compared to college life. What else could possibly be the blame for this other than the parties? College parties are very outgoing, but they also create a demographic for college students under the age of twenty-one. The legal drinking age should be changed from twenty-one to eighteen. Not only would it create more buyers in a struggling economy, but it just makes the most logical sense in a country…show more content…
Throughout my high school career I can recall many school programs dealing with drinking and driving. But wait a minute, high school students are not twenty-one, so why would they even come speak to us about drinking and driving? They come because they know regardless of the legal age teenagers are going to consume alcohol. It’s something inevitable that is going to happen no matter how bad people try to keep it from happening. It’s ridiculous that I am considered an adult yet I can’t walk into a store and buy a case of beer. Oh, go ahead and send me to Iraq so I can fight for this country, but when I get back make sure they keep me out of the liquor stores. I’m too irresponsible in everyone’s eyes. The United States Government is already messed up enough, but they are so messed up that they can’t even see how unfair this situation is. Eighteen year olds are considered adults in this country and treated like adults in every aspect but one. This one specific aspect is the buying and consuming of alcohol. So why doesn’t everyone start treating them like adults and let them buy
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