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Devante Hunter
April 4, 2015
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Lowering the Drinking Age Has Serious Consequences I Devante Hunter have come up with a set of agreements after scanning and reading of the following article “Lowering the drinking age has serious consequences”. My first agreement is that if they were to lower the drinking age than there will be higher risk of unintended pregnancy, and possibly infant health, or worse lead to death. I like how many states decided to change the law from 18 to 21 after researching and looking back at the 1980’s. I strongly agree with the author when she says lower the drinking age would likely cause this period of alcohol-related criminal activity to start earlier and last longer. (Watson, T.2015). Meaning more in depth detail that people would and could start endangering their lives and other people who would happen to be around him/her at the time they have consumed too much alcohol and can’t control their mind and can sometimes be outraged. She also states that further more results will occur if this would have been approved to lower the drinking age back from 21 to 18 “Lowering the drinking will only succeed as part of a comprehensive set of policies that address the unintended consequences, alcohol availability to young adults must consider its adverse effects, including traffic fatalities, and crime”. (Watson, T.2015). I’ve also noticed there were two additional economists Christopher Carpenter and Carlos Dobkin in which they show arrest rates for people ages 21 to 23 are commonly involved in violent and nuisance crimes, so with certain states seeing articles like this they would never come close to lowering the age back down to 18 since you are still considered a teenager and most case scenario he/her may not be responsible or mature enough to know when to stop drinking.

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