The Drinking Age Essay, Research Paper
The drinking age is fine, if anything is should get raised. It is hard to ignore the fact that this law is broken everyday. It’s the 90’s all teens just want to fit in. Kids are drinking at a much younger age. Now, even 10 year olds and 11 year olds are trying to fit in with us older kids. It’s amazing and sometimes funny what kids will do just to fit in with the “good” crowd. Well to some of us, that’s considered the druggies and drinkers. Our parents call them the “bad” crowd with good reason. I speak from experience. Now I agree with the parents out there who worry about their kids getting into the same kind of troubles as I was in at one point in my life.
I’m going to cut the bull shit and talk about the facts. Here’s what parties today look like for teens. The setting, a beach or a house with no adults around to say what’s wrong. The people are a bunch of teens of both sexes. The environment is any kind of drugs and or alcohol. These consists of hard liquor like Vodka and Jack Daniel’s. Then there is beer with the lighter stuff like wine, wine coolers, and fuzzy navel.
Teens that drive are in big trouble and are at big risk. I’m not blaming the accidents that involve drunk in just teens. Drunk drivers are of all ages. And I’m not trying to say that all teens drink either. But the ones that do and are stupid enough to say they’re sober and can drive home safe. Those are the ones that put innocent citizens at risk. The drunk teens that drive are looking at getting their license provoked. They go to jail, their car gets impounded, and of course they get a DUI.
At parties where teens get drunk, they can easily forget stuff. A lot of times that’s where teens get pregnant. The girls don’t always know their pregnant so they continue drink. This is bad for their baby. When they have unprotected sex there’s the risk of diseases.
All together I think it’s pretty stupid to even think about changing the drinking age to 18. We already have to worry about the illegal drinkers. There will be more drinking by teens if they change the age. What’s next? Changing the age to 16? Yes it makes sense that at 18 you can vote, get a job, serve your country, and drive. Why can’t you drink? It will increase drunk drivers which will lead to more deaths of innocent people.