Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?

Created by flbadcatowner on May 10, 2013

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Good Grief

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#1 May 10, 2013
"Other"???? What other answer is there but YES or NO? Why else would "we" want less mature people to drink, people to be able to "legally" use drugs, etc, etc, except for the fact that LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS!!!????

Good job, cat dude.

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#2 May 10, 2013
I would like to say yes because 18 year olds are treated fully as adults by the legal system and they can also die for their country on a foreign battlefield. Unfortunately, wherever the drinking age was lowered, there was a substantial increase of alcohol involved accidents of under 21 drivers. My heart says yes, but my better judgment says "HELL NO!"
Krypteia

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#3 May 10, 2013
Well it is here any way and I started at 16..

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#4 May 10, 2013
I have to agree with you cat dude...18 yr olds are old enough to go to war and die for this country, old enough to stand trial as an adult but not old enough to drink...but who wants HS kids going out and getting drunk and driving their friends around...quite a conundrum.

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#5 May 10, 2013
Good Grief wrote:
"Other"???? What other answer is there but YES or NO? Why else would "we" want less mature people to drink, people to be able to "legally" use drugs, etc, etc, except for the fact that LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS!!!????
Good job, cat dude.
Reported.
Other was meant to include allpwing consumption of reduced alcoholic beers of 3.2% or less, or perhaps some other modification of the law that might allow it in specific instances. I am personally against even allowing teens access to 3.2 beer as one can get impaired on it if one drinks enough of it. When I was in the Army at age 19 in the late 1960s, I once polished off about a dozen 3.2 beers in less than two hours on a hot afternoon and got plenty drunk. At that time, military personel were allowed to drink if they were at least 18 on a military base.

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#6 May 10, 2013
DaveMC wrote:
I have to agree with you cat dude...18 yr olds are old enough to go to war and die for this country, old enough to stand trial as an adult but not old enough to drink...but who wants HS kids going out and getting drunk and driving their friends around...quite a conundrum.
Drunk teenage drivers are a threat to anybody unfortunate enough to be sharing the roads with them at the same time.

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#7 May 10, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Well it is here any way and I started at 16..
A reason to be thankful I don't live in the U.K.
Good Grief

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#8 May 10, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Other was meant to include allpwing consumption of reduced alcoholic beers of 3.2% or less, or perhaps some other modification of the law that might allow it in specific instances. I am personally against even allowing teens access to 3.2 beer as one can get impaired on it if one drinks enough of it. When I was in the Army at age 19 in the late 1960s, I once polished off about a dozen 3.2 beers in less than two hours on a hot afternoon and got plenty drunk. At that time, military personel were allowed to drink if they were at least 18 on a military base.
There hasn't been any "3.2" beer in 30 years. Where have YOU been? Now it's 12%., loaded with caffein, etc. Get with the program, eh?

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#9 May 10, 2013
It shouldn't be lowered to 18. Why? It's because violence is just around the corner. They're too young to be in trouble.
Um Stupid

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#10 May 10, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Drunk teenage drivers are a threat to anybody unfortunate enough to be sharing the roads with them at the same time.
Drunken ANY AGE DRIVERS are a threat to anybody unfortunate enough to be sharing the roads with them at the same time! Capiche?
Krypteia

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#11 May 10, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>A reason to be thankful I don't live in the U.K.
Good,I joined the army two weeks of leaving school at 16 ,had my 18th in Belize,fought in the Falklands war at 19 and Northern Ireland in the same year,now lets see I'm ok to get shot at and die but Christ lets not let him have a beer...In the immortal words of Kipling it's Tommy this and Tommy that,won't expect you to understand Kipling but feel free to look inimitable up.
I know morons in their thirties onwards that are just ad bad as teenagers?

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Buffalo, NY

#12 May 10, 2013
... come on krypt i'm buying and tell mr. atkins to start that band cause were drinkin and need some music ... cheers mate ...

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#13 May 10, 2013
I'm going to have to agree with Flbadcatowner (gasp!) and Dave. If you're old enough to serve your country, vote and be considered an adult in the legal system, you should at least be able to consume beer. Maybe if it was just on military bases or something. I don't know.
And, BTW, OK is one of only a few states that still have 3.2 beer. When I was 18, beer was legal for me to buy and drink in OK. The law didn't change until I was already 21. It was the same in TX, but they had the good beer and you could buy alcohol too.
It's a double edged sword, in my opinion, hence, the "other" option.
Krypteia

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#14 May 10, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
... come on krypt i'm buying and tell mr. atkins to start that band cause were drinkin and need some music ... cheers mate ...
lol..your a man of my own heart..
Krypteia

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#15 May 10, 2013
Hippichick wrote:
I'm going to have to agree with Flbadcatowner (gasp!) and Dave. If you're old enough to serve your country, vote and be considered an adult in the legal system, you should at least be able to consume beer. Maybe if it was just on military bases or something. I don't know.
And, BTW, OK is one of only a few states that still have 3.2 beer. When I was 18, beer was legal for me to buy and drink in OK. The law didn't change until I was already 21. It was the same in TX, but they had the good beer and you could buy alcohol too.
It's a double edged sword, in my opinion, hence, the "other" option.
You know your allowed guns out there at an early age,we arn't allowed as such have to belong to a gun club,but you know any retard can get one if they feel the need still..

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#16 May 10, 2013
Good Grief wrote:
<quoted text>There hasn't been any "3.2" beer in 30 years. Where have YOU been? Now it's 12%., loaded with caffein, etc. Get with the program, eh?
Beer legally in Florida has to be less than 6 %. 3.2 Beer still exists as the cut and paste below shows, smartass.

[Low-point beer (3.2%)

Low-point beer, which is often known in America as "three-two beer" or "3 point 2 brew", is beer that contains 3.2% alcohol by weight (equivalent to 4% ABV).

The term "low-point beer" is unique to the United States, where some states limit the sale of beer, but beers of this type are also available in countries (such as Sweden and Finland) that tax or otherwise regulate beer according to its alcohol content. In Sweden, beer containing up to 3.5% ABV (called Folköl or "Peoples Beer") may be legally sold in any convenience store to people over 18 years of age, whereas stronger beer may only be sold in state-run liquor stores to people older than 20. In addition, businesses selling food for on-premises consumption do not need an alcohol license to serve 3.5% beer. Virtually all major Swedish brewers, and several international ones, in addition to their full-strength beer, make 3.5% folköl versions as well.

The states of Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah permit general establishments such as supermarket chains and convenience stores to sell only low-point beer.[7][8][9][10][11] In these states, all alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight (ABW) must be sold from state-licensed liquor stores. Oklahoma additionally requires that any beverage containing more than 3.2% ABW must be sold at normal room temperature.[12]

Missouri also has a legal classification for low-point beer, which it calls "nonintoxicating beer".[13] Unlike Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah, however, Missouri does not limit supermarket chains and convenience stores to selling only low-point beer. Instead, Missouri's alcohol laws permit grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, and even "general merchandise stores" (a term that Missouri law does not define) to sell any alcoholic beverage;[14] consequently, 3.2% beer is rarely sold in Missouri.]

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Krypteia

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#17 May 10, 2013
GMGMIKE wrote:
... come on krypt i'm buying and tell mr. atkins to start that band cause were drinkin and need some music ... cheers mate ...
Just like to say Mike a thank you to someone who's familiar with Kipling,your a better man than I Gunga Din..loll

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#18 May 10, 2013
Um Stupid wrote:
<quoted text>Drunken ANY AGE DRIVERS are a threat to anybody unfortunate enough to be sharing the roads with them at the same time! Capiche?
It was tried in a number of states and giving 18 year olds the right to drink resulted in a substantial increase of accidents among under 21 drivers which is why most, if not all states raised the legal drinking age back to 21. Yes, I do agree that drivers of any age who are drunk are a danger. The difference is that teenage drivers high on alcohol are apt to lose their inhibitions more easily than adults and start taking reckless chances they would never take if sober which makes the average teenage drunken driver all the more dangerous. I will have to guess that you are under 21.

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Buffalo, NY

#19 May 10, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Just like to say Mike a thank you to someone who's familiar with Kipling,your a better man than I Gunga Din..loll
... "when the cartaridges ran out,
you could hear the front ranks shout .
Hi ! ammunition mules 'n gunga din"

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#20 May 10, 2013
Oh man. I have to read ALL THAT CRAP?

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