Drinking Age Debate - Cape Girardeau, MO

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Should the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18?

Cape Girardeau says 18
Yes, 18 is better.
 
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No, 21 is fine.
 
22

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Since: Sep 11

Cape Girardeau

#1 Dec 5, 2011
It should be up to the state, but I think if your old enough to go off and defend our country, I don't have a problem with you having a beer.

“Never classy, never tasteful.”

Since: Nov 11

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#2 Dec 5, 2011
I agree with you. I could never wrap my head around the logic of telling 18 to 20 year olds they're old enough to fight in wars but not old enough to have a drink.

I suspect there would be less drinking and driving if we didn't put such a huge taboo on drinking before you're 21 anyway. I'll admit to having the occasional bit of vodka when I was younger but I knew better than to try and drive after that but I knew a lot of teens that would go to a party and get wasted then try to drive home so their parents wouldn't come looking for them and find out they'd been drinking.
guest05

Sikeston, MO

#3 Dec 6, 2011
If u can go fight for the country and die...then you should be able to drink!
justsayin

Florissant, MO

#4 Dec 7, 2011
learn earlier, before college. takes the novelty out of it
it works

Wentzville, MO

#5 Dec 7, 2011
how about 12?

“Wit is educated insolence.”

Since: Jun 11

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#6 Dec 7, 2011
If you can be drafted, you can drink.

“(I know how to spell Blatant) ”

Since: Jul 11

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#7 Dec 7, 2011
Not only can you vote, serve time in prison, and be drafted at 18, but most teens who want to drink are anyway.
whatis

Florissant, MO

#8 Dec 7, 2011
also, screw stupid liquor laws like no sales on sunday or similar.
Guest05

Sikeston, MO

#10 Dec 8, 2011
whatis wrote:
also, screw stupid liquor laws like no sales on sunday or similar.
You can buy alcohol after 9am on Sunday!

Since: Jun 11

Cape Girardeau

#11 Dec 8, 2011
21 is fine. The majority of 21 yr olds aren't mature enough to handle the responsibility of drinking so making the legal age 18 will only make drinking related accidents worse. When the youth of today can show they don't have their head up their arse, then we can talk.

Let's be honest though, at the age of 18 who didn't have access to alcohol either straight from their parents fridge or from an older friend?
food for thought

Wentzville, MO

#12 Dec 8, 2011
i have teen children,no way are they smart enough to drink with any sence in public,21 is fine!!!

“Wit is educated insolence.”

Since: Jun 11

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#13 Dec 8, 2011
food for thought wrote:
i have teen children,no way are they smart enough to drink with any sence in public,21 is fine!!!
Maybe they have no sense since they were raised by someone who can't spell. Just my two cents.
Guest05

Sikeston, MO

#14 Dec 9, 2011
food for thought wrote:
i have teen children,no way are they smart enough to drink with any sence in public,21 is fine!!!
Their are people over the age of 21, who are not smart enough to drink either!
Hannah Gruen

Cape Girardeau, MO

#15 Dec 9, 2011
If they made the drinking age 18, kids as young as 14 could easily get access to alcohol without parental knowledge. I know some kids already drink in high school, but lowering it (in my opinion) would only exacerbate it.

“Wit is educated insolence.”

Since: Jun 11

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#16 Dec 9, 2011
Hannah Gruen wrote:
If they made the drinking age 18, kids as young as 14 could easily get access to alcohol without parental knowledge. I know some kids already drink in high school, but lowering it (in my opinion) would only exacerbate it.
I was drinking at 12 without parental knowledge. Your point is moot.
Hannah Gruen

Cape Girardeau, MO

#17 Dec 9, 2011
Day-Glo-Dago wrote:
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I was drinking at 12 without parental knowledge. Your point is moot.
If my theory is that letting seniors in high school have easy, easy, easier access to alcohol than they already do, how is my point moot? Seniors can give alcohol to their younger classmates.
Just because you consumed alcohol at the age of twelve means nothing to me and doesn't make my point invalid.

“Not actually a tattoed biker”

Since: Sep 11

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#18 Dec 9, 2011
If you're old enough to vote, fight for your country, & drive a car; you should be able to have a drink.
Joker

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Dec 10, 2011
food for thought wrote:
i have teen children,no way are they smart enough to drink with any sence in public,21 is fine!!!
That's funny, in another topic you claim to be in high school yourself. Now I failed basic math six or seven times, but even I know you can't possibly be a high school student with teenage children of your own.
As if

United States

#20 Dec 10, 2011
Bleh, just legalize marijuana and hope there will be less drunks in the future.
trish

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 11, 2011
Might as well everyone has fake id

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