Bronson Guimond Guimond 1
English Composition (HC111)
20 September 2011
Legal Drinking Age in america
There are many reasons why the government has passed laws on the legal drinking age in America. I believe that if a human being of any age thinks they are capable of consuming alcohol, then they should be able to do so. Alcohol is very dangerous if it isn’t used responsibly. I understand that because of many teen deaths due to alcohol that the government changed the drinking age to 21; however this is not going to stop teen drinking.
I would discuss this topic with an audience consisting of teens, parents, and government representatives. I’d want input from all of these different groups. I would like the teens to know that alcohol can kill you, and that if you consume you need to be very careful. I’d like to see the reaction of parents, I don’t think many would approve but they’d get what my point was. The government reps would be there to bring this law to congress.
I would be very enthusiastic when discussing this to the group. The tone of my voice would be very loud, and powerful. My audience would never lose eye contact with me. I’d have clips and charts on facts about the legal drinking age.
I think that there have been many kids in the past years that have written the same about the same essay topic as I am. However many of them had opinions, but no facts to back it up. I realize that many people under the age of 21 cannot handle alcohol. I believe that at the age of 18 you should be able to consume, and purchase alcohol. If you’re able to smoke cigarettes or fight for your country there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to drink. Substance abuse is a huge factor, but that is the choice the user made. Many kids...