We all know that we are college students and there is going to be underage drinking one way or the other, if the legal drinking age is not lowered to 18 or 19, the young adults feel themselves being left out or being prohibited from the socializing world which will result young adults to desperately try drinking illegally and in unsafe places. If the young adults are given all the rights even including drinking so those who are eager on trying alcohol will try in a safer place reducing the risk of deaths, accidents, and many more destruction of society. United States constitution legally denounce alcohol until the age of 21 (why not 70 or 65?).
If we go on to look upon some foreign countries or even our own neighbor Canada has its age limit set to 18, on that note, comparing the alcohol related crimes and accidents between these two countries, we can see that it is much more less in Canada then in United States. If we look at the summary chart of international drinking law by age 19% of countries does not have age limit, 9% have age limit between 16-17 years, 62% have age limit between 18-19 years, 2% have age limit of 20 years, 4% have age limit of 21 years and 4% have drinking as an illegal. Do these make sense?
Now in a typical American way of life massive number of what we call legal drinkers drink over the weekend and get arrested for various reasons and crimes and accidents happen more in United States comparing to other countries, But why? According to my knowledge, the drinkers of other nations are used to drink since 18 and are now used or what I like to call is experienced on alcohol, they know how to react and deal with the situation which minimizes the risk of crimes and arrests and accidents even deaths whereas, in United States people who turn 21 are completely new and has no experience and don't know what and how to react to the situations after drinking. Now that was for adults but we still have young adults who are all been forbidden from years. They try to drink illegally and in unsafe places which leads to worsen the scenario of the society.
Here in United States we consider 18 plus to be adults and as I have said earlier that they literally can do anything or decide anything for themselves except drinking. Why do we restrict them? Thinking that drinking is bad? Or is it they are not mature enough to decide for themselves that drinking is good or not? There is no good or bad in drinking, its only ones own choice. For instance in Holland,