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Can You Drink Essay

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Cameron Mcquerry
Mr. Kerber
ENG 101
13 February 2015
Can you drink?
After a person in the United States reached the age 18 they are no longer considered juvenile. The united states law defines an adult as a person who by virtue of attaining a certain age, generally eighteen, is regarded in the eyes of the law as being able to manage his or her own affairs. They have the right to choose their political leaders, purchase certain firearms and ammunition, and even enlist in the military. They are considered legally independent adults. However, they are denied a very simple right: the right to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. A twenty-year-old man or woman can go legally kill people or be killed for his country, or can be held sole responsible for any actions they have taken in a court of law, but he or she would be denied the right to have a beer or wine with his dinner.


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