brendan Michigan

Lower drinking age

The drinking age should be lowered

 Dear Mr. President,

By law the age for legal consumption of alcohol is twenty one but people can vote, own a home, and go to war at the age of eighteen, if you are old enough to serve your country you should be able to drink if you want. Some people believe it should stay at twenty one because younger people have less control of themselves and it can hurt their brains development. But it is their choice and young people drink anyway but at least this way it would be safe because we would have more control of the environment. They would be safer because instead of hiding it they would be in restaurants and bars around more people. Before they moved the drinking age up to twenty one drunk related car crashes decreased because people has more places to drink with other people which meant they wouldn't let them drive. The more people who drink in a safe setting the better it is for all of us because they will not have to leave plus there's more people that won't let them drive drunk. Lowering the drinking age would also cause less fake IDs to be circulating and in a time where security is tight it's best not to have fake IDs around. Also having a lower drinking age would give back police resources that are used to prevent 18-20 year olds from drinking and could actually be used for something important. Another good thing about lowering the drinking age would be that it would create more people spending money which is better for the economy. There would also be more jobs for people 18-20 because they could handle the alcohol it might also create more jobs because there would be more money in it. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen would reduce the number of underage people who are hurt from alcohol-related injuries or accidents due to fear of legal consequences if they sought medical attention. Do to the laws making people have to wait until twenty one to drink some people mostly on college campuses binge drink when they get the chance cause they don't get to often. So in conclusion the drinking age should be lowered to make it safer for 18-20 year olds to drink.