THE DRINKING AGE 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.
Here's what parties today look like for teens. The setting is 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 consist of hard liquor like Aftershock and Jack Daniel's. Then there is the lighter stuff like beer, wine, and wine coolers. When teens are in this atmosphere they know not what to do. Most teens will just follow the crowd and do what everyone else is Doing. At the end of the party you are left with a bunch of driving teens that assume they are ok and of course can drive home. Teens that drive are in big trouble and are at big risk.
I'm know that not all of the drinking related accidents are caused because of 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 are sober enough to drive home safely are putting innocent citizens at risk.
The drunk teens that drive are looking at getting their license revoked, a night in jail, their cars impounded, and of course, getting 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 They " re pregnant so they continue drink in. Thesis bad for their baby. When they have unprotected sex there's the risk of diseases.
All together I think it's pretty absurd to even think about changing the drinking age to 18. There will be even more illegal drinking if they knock down the age. There is always the argument; If you are old enough to serve your country, you are old enough to drink. It makes a good point, but in my opinion, most 18 year olds are not mature enough to server their country or to drink.