Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Tufts, America’s most prestige’s schools have come together to fix the binge-drinking problem on college campuses. Their solution? According to Darshak Sanghavi, the author of “Quicker Liquor” they should lower the drinking age. Yes, they think it will stop students binge-drinking. As many argue, at 18 you can fight in the military, vote, and buy cigarettes, so why can’t we drink? It’s a commonly asked question among many Americans. On the contrary, many believe that lowering the drinking age has nothing to do with the binge-drinking problem. It will only create more problems such as drunk driving and many being irresponsible about alcohol. The younger you start, the easier it is to become addicted. It’s all based on the school; as well as the social location of the person, and background.
As there are always going to be problems, consequences come with drinking. As many are aware of, drunk driving is one of those. Currently, your fourth offense, it’s a felony. There is something majorly wrong with this picture. As many European countries say: your first offense your done driving the rest of your life. This is how it should be. If you kill someone drunk driving, they will kill you. There is no tolerance what so ever. People are so eager to lower the drinking age but then other changes need to be made to the laws about drunk driving.
Yes, I believe that if you can put your life on the line to fight for our country and vote then you should be able to have alcohol. If there weren’t as many problems that go along with it and people were responsible about it then yes, it wouldn’t be a problem to have alcohol.
No matter how low the drinking age is, kids are going to fight the rules. It’s what kids like to do. Going against the rules makes kids feel rebellious that they can fight it. “We’re not in a situation where we can stop it. The best we can do is try to contain it,” Mark Beckner, the chief of police in Boulder, Colorado.
I’m not for or against the idea of lowering the drinking age but stricter laws need to be enforced. If these laws are put into place then many people will rethink the idea of drinking too much and make decisions that affect their life and the lives of everyone around them.

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