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The Drinking Age The drinking age is twenty one because all the people making the laws are over twentyone So they take a biased way of thinking When we are eighteen we can smoke vote and bedrafted into the army yet we arent capable of deciding for ourselves to have a beer or two Whyarent we protesting this outrageous indignity On the other hand drinking has caused manydeaths and many more injures when its not handled right and abused First of all when we are eighteen we can decide whether we want to join the army and betrained to kill people and go to war and be shot at But we cant decide for ourselves whether ornot we want to drink This doesnt make sense to me Also we can smoke when we are eighteenSmoking kills just as many people if not more than drinking Yet we can make that decisionSmoking causes cancer and many many more conditions compared to drinking that causes liverproblems only after sever abuse of it Smoking has many chemicals including carbon monoxidewhich is so poisonous that we have alarms in our houses to detect it but we can smoke and notSecond we can vote when we are eighteen We can vote for bills and bonds that changeour lives We can vote for the senators and the entire Congress that propose laws that govern oursociety We vote for the President who is the commander of millions of troops whom he can sendto their deaths in a minutes warning The leader of the free world we can elect but we arentintelligent or old enough to decide for ourselves if we can drink The drinking age for many othercountries is nonexistent or at eighteen For example Canada about 3 hours drive from here dothey have a problem with 18 year olds drinking NoThird why arent we protesting When the government tried to prohibit alcohol totallywe protested until they changed the
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