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Persuasive Essay Should the legal drinking at be raised to age 21 If a nineteen year old has the ability to help choose who runs our country why not also allow them to drink alcohol The drinking age should not be raised to age twenty-one There are many important reasons that should be considered first Some main reasons are you are legally an adult at age eighteen a loss of money to the government and to have more control over young people when they consume alcohol The older you get the more privileges you are given In Canada an eighteen year old is legally an adult and is given the right to vote A nineteen year old is given even more choices to do what they want They are allowed to choose whether or not to attend school and whether or not to smoke Since they are considered old enough to handle these responsibilities why not let them choose whether or not to consume alcohol If the drinking age was increased to age twenty-one the government would loose money The government would loose money because young people from the United States would no longer come to Canada to buy alcohol or go to the bars and pubs There would also be an increase in the use of fake identification In addition the police would have to give out more drinking fines which would cost the taxpayers more Keeping the drinking age at nineteen allows more young adults to drink in controlled environments such as taverns pubs restaurants and school functions If the drinking age were twenty-one years of age there would be more youth consuming alcohol in an irresponsible manner This is because youth see drinking as a way to rebel against authority and a symbol of adulthood During prohibition in the 1920s there was a backlash towards the laws which caused other social problems So if the drinking age were
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