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Old 10-26-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I think it should be lowered to 18, at least 19. How a 18 year is allow to go the war, his/her head blown off, and die for this country, but can't drink and buy alcohol/liquor. Other countries are laughing at some of America dumb laws. I see why other countries see America is stupid, because this country is run by a bunch of retards. We have all these strict laws in America, but some how America have the highest crime rate for a developed country.

 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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What other "strict laws" do we have here? Yes, our drinking age may be the highest in the world, but as for other things, we're pretty lax.
 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Just compare other countries who have the drinking age set at 18.
 
Old 10-26-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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I think it should be lowered to 18 and laws should allow younger consumption of alcohol with parental supervision. As a college student I can tell you from personal experiance that in that environment almost no one cares about drinking laws except bars. 21 year old students will "buy" or otherwise provide alcohol to 18-20 year olds. Having an age limit past the age of adulthood simply encourages risky and illegal behavior. The best solution is for alcohol is for it to be introduced in the home where parents can explain to their children the effects and risks of alcohol consumption. The best teacher is experiance and I think that experiance is best gained under parental supervision rather then at a college frat party.
 
Old 10-26-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think if an 18 year old is considered old enough to go to war in another country, they are old enough to drink in their own country. Anything less that that says we are willing to let our children die for us but not share our beer.

I say this as a mom to two teens.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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I think if an 18 year old is considered old enough to go to war in another country, they are old enough to drink in their own country. Anything less that that says we are willing to let our children die for us but not share our beer.

I say this as a mom to two teens.
good i completely agree. canada has a drinking age of 18 and we definently dont have a drinking problem here, prolly less than the US> france is 16 and i also dont see a drinking issue.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I whole heartedly agree with the OP.
Why can you be considered a legal adult and make all those other decisions for yourself but not drinking?
I suggest we raise the age of which you turn into an adult to 20 or 21.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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I think it should be lowered to 18, at least 19. How a 18 year is allow to go the war, his/her head blown off, and die for this country, but can't drink and buy alcohol/liquor.
Someone who is under the age of 21 can legally buy and consume alcohol while on base in a foreign country.

Traditionally, the on-base drinking age (in the States) was 18.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Either lower drinking age to 18 or up legal age to 21.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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I believe we should lower the drinking age to 18. The drinking age of 21 is inconsistent with other laws pertaining to responsibilities that the age of 18 holds.

Such as

-Ability to sign a 6-8 year contract with the military
-Getting bank loans and credit cards
-Being able to live on your own
-Signing leases for apartments
-Paying bills and taxes all on your own
-Being held completely responsible for all of you actions
-Being able to purchase Tobacco products

But after all of these various responsibilities that a 18 year old is deemed old enough to handle, you have to be 21 to drink legally?

What do you think about this?

Don't agree.. 21 year olds can barely be responsible.. 18 year olds!! OH NO!!! BIG Mistake.. keep the age where it is. IT works JUST fine.
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