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The DRINKING Age Why cant the legal drinking age be lowered to 18 This is a question asked by thousands of kids and adults under the age of 21years Over all if you think about it is sort of ignorant how the government made the required drinking age 21 were they thinking that when you reach 21yrs of age you are more responsible and more priveledged than any one else I guess no one really knows But really why did the law mandate all states to raise the drinking age to 21 in 1987 I mean come on the National Prohibitions didnt work even though the government tried it twice So what will Although it is ilegal to drink if you are under the age of 21 in my opinion I believe this still wouldnt detter people under the age of 21 not to drink I think this because when the people under the age of 21-obtaine alcohol I think it would give a sense of rebelion adulthood and special privledges that they would not normally be able to achieve Thus giving the people drinking more of reason to drink irrisponsibly and what happens when that occurs Well the answers to that are injuries Prison and possibly Death So in my opinion it was a huge mistake by the government when they raised the age on drinking What I belive happened was that the government was trying deplete the number of incidents occuring in the 1980s But apparently it was a counter-productive measure when the government raised drinking age to 21 in 1987 and if you look at the statistics and research from the early 1980s before 1987 they clearly show that there was a huge decrease in alcohol related incidents compared to 1987 and beyond And why is this This is because people are literally refrained from drinking until
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