Why The Drinking Age Should Be Illegal

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Over 70% of teenagers by age 18 have illegally had at least one drink, if not many more. I can say from being in school and the social scene, I know many more people my age that have had drinks illegally, than people who have not. I think the main reason for this is because we are told we can’t. Teenagers, and humans in general do a lot of things just to rebel. It gives a sense of thrill in our stressful lives and environments. So instead of punishing it, we should legalize it and educate minors on how to drink responsibly. The idea may come off as naive and unrealistic, but look at the rest of the world and how many countries allow a younger drinking age. I have been traveling around Europe for the past few months and I have learned some things
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