Herman does a tremendous job identifying his position on making the drinking age 25.
He also does well separating the audience and speaking directly to them on his position toward the drinking age.
“Alcohol is the drug of choice among America’s adolescents, used by more young people than tobacco or illicit drugs…
[T]here are 10.1 million underage drinkers in the United States…
He also uses a small amount of pathos to persuade his audience’s emotions.
For example throughout the article Herman uses the Logos technique to persuade the audience logically increasing the drinking age will decrease the amount of youth drinking, therefore preventing deaths due to alcohol consumption .
Proponents will undoubtedly also emphasize the revenue gains for the state that would come from legalization. We could begin to foster a more European-style culture of drinking that promotes responsibility and civilized sobriety.
People are more likely to act like adults if you treat them as adults.
These deaths include about 1,600 homicides and 300 suicides.
Alcohol also plays a significant role in risky sexual behavior and increases the risk of physical and sexual assault.