I, Justice Schyanne Moore would rule in favor of the United States government when it comes to the state drinking age law because like the U.S. Government argument stated that with the different drinking ages across each state it would create an ‘ incentive to drink and drive ‘, creating danger on the nation’s interstate highways.
This is not the only reason that I came to this conclusion that the drinking age should be raised for one thing if different state allow different drinking age laws then young people can go to another state if they are not allowing to drink in their own state causing the law of their state to go out the window, there would be no order if one state can overrule another state law just by the age of the individual.
In South Dakota it is illegal to serve alcohol to anyone under 18 years of age, even if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who is 21 years of age or older this is basically saying that if your 19 that it’s ok, no that shouldn’t be the case this is one state that can overrule the United State age of drinking, since you have to be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcohol in the United States.
South Dakota should not be allowed to challenge the 1984 uniform minimum drinking age act. No matter what reason South Dakota try to come up with about why they allow a 19-year-old to be able to drink alcohol it still wrong at the age of 19 that person is still a child who used to be 18 -year -old a couple month ago or maybe even yesterday but now that they are one day older it’s allow when they couldn’t before at least at the age of 21 they have already experienced the good and bad that can come from taking a sip of alcohol just by watching what happen around them, at 21 they are able to face the consequence that can come later.
Young people can’t really drink in moderation this can cause them to become too dependent on the substance and also the level of alcohol tolerance is different for everyone. According to National statistics, an average of 12,000 people dies every year in DUI-related accidents. There is an average of 900,000 arrested each year for DUI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. While National averages have dropped by half over the past 35 years there is still an ongoing problem with drinking and driving.
The solution to this problem does not just rest in the hands of law enforcement to find these violators and prosecute them but within each person to make the conscious choice not to drink and drive. Yea right do you think that a college student that is just coming back from a party would think about the problem that can be caused while they were drinking then wanted to drive home.
There is always a better decision. Keep the roadways safe along with your loved ones and the loved ones of others by not drinking and driving. Do you think that it’s alright to have a 19-year-old to be able to buy alcohol? Even in South Dakota when you drink and drive, you risk your freedom, finances and your future so why would this state still want to allow 19- year- old to be able to drink when one mistake and their future is lost.