Toulmin Argument

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Zach Lemmon

Mrs. Bittle

English 112

20 April 2014

Carry a Gun, Drink a Beer

Drinking a beer while under the age of eighteen is a crime and is frowned upon by many but no one would say anything to a man drinking a beer in a military uniform or having a beer with their father. Many of our underage society have consumed alcohol one time or another before the legal drinking age of 21. states that "By age 18, more than 70 percent of teens have had at least one drink". The government should lower the legal drinking age to eighteen to coincide with other similar laws pertaining to younger adults.

The legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen. If male or female join the military in our country and are legally able to hold a gun and defend our nation they should be able to legally consume alcohol before the age of twenty-one.

Just as being allowed by the law to join the military and defend our nation and what we know, as freedom is a huge responsibility. Saying that, many of those young men or women that defend our freedom should be able to legally enjoy a beer or any consumption of alcohol when they feel the need. According to the 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act "States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly

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possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages". Not being able to legally consume alcohol under the age of twenty-one, but can be employed to defend our freedom by the same government who makes the law, is very inconsistent. The government should recognize what is before us and make changes according to the in consistency of the laws that they uphold.

The legal age to...