Monday, May 7, 2012

Should the drinking age in America be lowered?

We all know that America has been through rough patches with alcohol. From the Abusing of wives before the prohibition era, throughout the bootlegging of the Prohibition Era and the like, it's a rather difficult process. Alcohol in America is still looked upon as this sort of Taboo, should be almost banned kind of system, and it really sucks. An actor guy named Josh Hutcherson used a fake id to purchase a very expensive scotch, and of course got in trouble. The guy is 19 years old. I have to agree with Skyy John, and say if you are old enough to exercise your vote to elect someone in office, you are old enough to go to war, you should at least be able to have some kind of drink..maybe some beer and wine, and then when you get 21 - you'll be able to drink the stronger stuff.

In a way, I guess that's just how America works. If you go to Europe, it's expected that you drink. Almost as if it's a part of everyday life. Kids that are very young start drinking wine and even some beer in small cases, just because it's part of everyday life. It goes with the conversation in the home, it goes with dinner. It's a social aspect that's been there for centuries, maybe even milleniums. Skyy John, Keziah, and Kristina make some solid points on why you should look at this question from all fronts. I mean, obviously some people can handle that responsibility and some people cannot. I started drinking before I got to school. I was 17 at the time. However, it was in the home. I found out my limit, and even then I didn't drink when I was school to be honest. It's the students that was usually not allowed to drink at home that went buckwild and crazy. Throwing up and taking everything excessively. In a way, certain people should start drinking around the time they become 18 as a way to introduce them to things naturally and kind of make them more responsible. Not just go all out on the low when they see alcohol. At any rate, peep the clip below and tell me what you think!

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