Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?

Created by flbadcatowner on May 10, 2013

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#41 May 11, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>I am still concerned about the minority who do get into accidents and raise insurance costs for all of us and put us all in danger. The average 18 year old is less responsible than an average 21 year old.
I am concerned about the minority of drivers of all ages who get into accidents and not only raise the insurance rates, but maim and kill others. The answer is to not only make the penalties stiffer, but to equally enforce them.
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#42 May 11, 2013
Read it all and I still think it's a horrific idea. It's simple to rationalize and equate that because of the possibility to enlist or be drafted should justify an adult legalizing a minor's power to buy alcohol it simply is not as easy. First not all 18 y.o. are rushing to enlist. Second there is no reason for it other than monetary. JMHO

Perhaps one of you can provide an explanation of how this would be beneficial to society or small communities??? Cause I don't see it...

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#43 May 12, 2013
see this damn old topic is back on a new thread...

I say yes the sooner we can get these adults on the road and into bars the more jobs we can create ..

Collision Shops/Body Stuffer/Insurance Agent/ Therapist/ Emt/Hearse drivers
etc etc

nothing like watching your $20,000 a year love one with a red plastic in on hand , a ping-pong ball in another and his'her tongue hanging out going arggggggggggh

and knowing they are coming home to Mom/Dad after college

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#44 May 12, 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.
No Mamas son is old enough to die in war. <3

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#45 May 12, 2013
__Quintessence__ wrote:
Read it all and I still think it's a horrific idea. It's simple to rationalize and equate that because of the possibility to enlist or be drafted should justify an adult legalizing a minor's power to buy alcohol it simply is not as easy. First not all 18 y.o. are rushing to enlist. Second there is no reason for it other than monetary. JMHO
Perhaps one of you can provide an explanation of how this would be beneficial to society or small communities??? Cause I don't see it...
The only people benefiting by it would be the liquor retailers and manufacturers and wholesalers, the medical profession and morticians.
zero 260

Reynoldsburg, OH

#46 May 12, 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 ...
Change "old" to "dumb".

Still want them drinking?

I don't.
zero 260

Reynoldsburg, OH

#47 May 12, 2013
MissStress wrote:
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No Mamas son is old enough to die in war. <3
If they're dumb enough to swallow the patriotic BS they are.

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#48 May 12, 2013
The whole "old enough to fight, old enough to drink" position is a nonargument. Just because a young lady is old enough to have a period, should everyone then assume she's mature enough to handle a sexual relationship?

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#49 May 12, 2013
zero 260 wrote:
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Change "old" to "dumb".
Still want them drinking?
I don't.
Dave Mc was against lowering the drinking age. You only half quoted what he said in his post.
zero 260

Reynoldsburg, OH

#50 May 12, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Dave Mc was against lowering the drinking age. You only half quoted what he said in his post.
Why? I included the two biggest reasons not to lower the drinking age. They are too stupid to recognize a lie and too stupid to behave. Do you want to give those people alcohol?
Sweetie-Pie

Hollywood, FL

#51 May 12, 2013
zero 260 wrote:
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Why? I included the two biggest reasons not to lower the drinking age. They are too stupid to recognize a lie and too stupid to behave. Do you want to give those people alcohol?
"Do you want to give those people alcohol?"

Of course not. They will pay just like all the other "drinkers" and that's WHY there is the ever present outcry for the drinking age limit to be lowered. Cha-Ching!

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#52 May 12, 2013
zero 260 wrote:
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Why? I included the two biggest reasons not to lower the drinking age. They are too stupid to recognize a lie and too stupid to behave. Do you want to give those people alcohol?
I agree with your position, but only half quoting somebody to make a point is not the right thing to do. You half quoted the guy as if he supported lowering the drinking age which he didn't. That was my issue with you.
zero 260

Reynoldsburg, OH

#53 May 12, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with your position, but only half quoting somebody to make a point is not the right thing to do. You half quoted the guy as if he supported lowering the drinking age which he didn't. That was my issue with you.
I half-quoted the guy because he listed the two biggest reasons (one actually, the tried as an adult can be applied at ages from 14 in many states) people use for arguing a lowered drinking age. His was the first I found that listed "old enough to die for their country" and was not intended to belittle his full response. It was just convenient.

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#54 May 12, 2013
Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?
'i' just now getting to where 'i' can handle it and 'i'm 68 If that tells you anything.
Started @ 18 and it only took 50 years to get a handle on it!

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#55 May 12, 2013
'i'm ....just now
"Maybe not just yet?"
Sam

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#56 May 12, 2013
linda the lonely widow wrote:
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Change "old" to "dumb".
Still want them drinking?
I don't.
Interesting.
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#58 May 12, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>The only people benefiting by it would be the liquor retailers and manufacturers and wholesalers, the medical profession and morticians.
That's morbid, the medical profession and morticians didn't occur to me nor the funeral homes.

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#59 May 12, 2013
zero 260 wrote:
<quoted text>
I half-quoted the guy because he listed the two biggest reasons (one actually, the tried as an adult can be applied at ages from 14 in many states) people use for arguing a lowered drinking age. His was the first I found that listed "old enough to die for their country" and was not intended to belittle his full response. It was just convenient.
I understand that just as long as you give him credit for agreeing with us.

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#60 May 12, 2013
__Quintessence__ wrote:
Read it all and I still think it's a horrific idea. It's simple to rationalize and equate that because of the possibility to enlist or be drafted should justify an adult legalizing a minor's power to buy alcohol it simply is not as easy. First not all 18 y.o. are rushing to enlist. Second there is no reason for it other than monetary. JMHO
Perhaps one of you can provide an explanation of how this would be beneficial to society or small communities??? Cause I don't see it...
It is not that it would be beneficial to a community or society as a whole, the problem is that law makers have decided that a person at 18 is legally old enough to be considered an adult for everything except to consume alcohol. You can even operate a motor vehicle, with all of the multi tasking, manual dexterity, mature responsible decision making required at 15 1/2, but the law makers don't think that a person is capable of rational, responsible, adult decision making when it comes to alcohol. I cannot think of any other law in this country that limits an adults ability to do anything in this country at 18 years old, except to consume alcohol.
zero 260

Reynoldsburg, OH

#61 May 12, 2013
pffft... I quit listening to you when you used the F-word.

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