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Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?

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MissStress wrote:
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No Mamas son is old enough to die in war. <3
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flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>The only people benefiting by it would be the liquor retailers and manufacturers and wholesalers, the medical profession and morticians.
It would also "benefit" every adult between the ages of 18 and 21. It would give them the legal ability to do the one and only thing denied them as adults in America. You can drive any vehicle anywhere in America, you can pilot a plane any where in America, you can purchase anything available in America (except Alcohol), You can be a member of the most elite fighting forces in our armed services. You can be a law enforcement officer, you can and will be tried as an adult for ANY crime committed from the age of 18, but you cannot drink a beer.
That to me is ludicrous.

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Mister Mysterious wrote:
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?
No, but, at 18, she is legally allowed to have any sexual relationship she chooses and conceive as many children as she chooses. Why should she not be allowed to legally consume an alcoholic beverage.

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REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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No, but, at 18, she is legally allowed to have any sexual relationship she chooses and conceive as many children as she chooses. Why should she not be allowed to legally consume an alcoholic beverage.
Why should she? A kid can drive at 16. Why can't he drink then? After all, we have given him/her the keys and legal right to drive a 2 ton piece of machinery on public roads'

I don't understand why having the right to do one thing should automatically grant you the right to do other things. When you can make the connection for me. let me know.

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REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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It would also "benefit" every adult between the ages of 18 and 21. It would give them the legal ability to do the one and only thing denied them as adults in America. You can drive any vehicle anywhere in America, you can pilot a plane any where in America, you can purchase anything available in America (except Alcohol), You can be a member of the most elite fighting forces in our armed services. You can be a law enforcement officer, you can and will be tried as an adult for ANY crime committed from the age of 18, but you cannot drink a beer.
That to me is ludicrous.
Wherever the drinking age was lowered in the past, the result was more alcohol related accidents in drivers under 21. While I understand your concern about fairness, I am even more concerned about public safety as there is nothing more dangerous than an intoxicated teen whose limited sensibilities are even further impaired by alcohol consumption. The average 21 year old is much more mature than the average 18 year old and far less likely to take foolish chances while driving. Why do the youngest drivers have the most accidents? Most of it is due to recklessness which alcohol will only compound.

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Could you imagine if drinking was a Constitutional right? There would be an NBA (National Booze Association) demanding alcohol being served in schools. Some drunkazz version of Wayne LaPierre would be screaming about breathalyzers and DUI's....

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don't we already have enough problems associated with drinking alcohol? why invite more to destroy their lives?

i love my kids, and therefore voted no, and will continue to vote NO if it should ever come up for vote

and yes, i drink- responsibly

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I think the age for having a drivers license should be raised.

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driving a car isn't supposed to alter you common sense ... drinking does

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harley-hunni wrote:
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I do not think that raising the driving age is right. It is not teens only that are crappy drivers. A lot of bad drivers,,,here at least is caused mostly by foreigners, moms who main driving experience is to the mall and school, and old people.
People of all ages should have to re-take driving course and test every five years. Why people got to target teens in this is ridiculous. Although I see a lot of teen girls, and middle aged women on the cell phone a lot while driving.
Accidents involving alcohol rose among under 21 drivers when it was tried in many states, mostly during the early 70s when teens were still being drafted to fight in Viet Nam and it was argued, if they are old enough to be drafted and fight, they are old enough to drink. I supported that idea at first, but I changed my mind when I saw the resulting statistics of more accidents with the accompanying injuries and deaths. Teens have higher insurance premiums for car insurance because they cause more accidents and allowing them to drink compounds it.
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[QUOTE who="Peter McDowell]<quoted text>Interesting.[/QUOTE]
Ironic.

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Most countries have a legal drinking age somewhere under 21. 18 or 19 is the norm. The U.S. is one of very few that require you to be 21.

Yet the U.S. is near the top of the list for most drunk driving deaths.

I'm thinking age may not be the factor.

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Most countries have a legal drinking age somewhere under 21. 18 or 19 is the norm. The U.S. is one of very few that require you to be 21.
Yet the U.S. is near the top of the list for most drunk driving deaths.
I'm thinking age may not be the factor.
Teens do cause a disproportionate number of traffic accidents which is why they pay much higher insurance rates than most of the rest of us. Legalizing alcohol for teens who are far more reckless as a whole than adults would only compound the problem.

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victoria1 wrote:
Most countries have a legal drinking age somewhere under 21. 18 or 19 is the norm. The U.S. is one of very few that require you to be 21.
Yet the U.S. is near the top of the list for most drunk driving deaths.
I'm thinking age may not be the factor.
Intersting..devolution of moral standards?

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yeah , i know, interesting

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victoria1 wrote:
Most countries have a legal drinking age somewhere under 21. 18 or 19 is the norm. The U.S. is one of very few that require you to be 21.
Yet the U.S. is near the top of the list for most drunk driving deaths.
I'm thinking age may not be the factor.
If you are talking about total deaths, the U.S. is one of the most highly populated nations of the world. Off hand, I believe we have the fourth highest population behind China, India, and Russia.

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Captn Morgan wrote:
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Intersting..devolution of moral standards?
Or stupidity brought on by fastfood brain rot and reality television.

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... hahaha... moral standards ...

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<quoted text>Wherever the drinking age was lowered in the past, the result was more alcohol related accidents in drivers under 21. While I understand your concern about fairness, I am even more concerned about public safety as there is nothing more dangerous than an intoxicated teen whose limited sensibilities are even further impaired by alcohol consumption. The average 21 year old is much more mature than the average 18 year old and far less likely to take foolish chances while driving. Why do the youngest drivers have the most accidents? Most of it is due to recklessness which alcohol will only compound.
Using that logic, then, a 35 year old is more mature, has more life experiences, is more educated and is more capable of understanding the consequences and long term ramifications of drinking, so logically, we should raise the legal drinking age to 35. While we are at it, why not raise the age of consent, the age to vote, the age to be legally considered an adult and the age to be able to obtain a license to drive or wed or practice law to 35. Makes sense to me. After all, you cannot be President before that age.

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