Drinking Age Debate - Malone, NY

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Malone, NY.

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

Malone says 18
Yes, 18 is better.
 
23
No, 21 is fine.
 
22

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BlueOcean

Syracuse, NY

#62 Dec 14, 2011
Beach Bum wrote:
<quoted text> The welfare says that it is the sole owner of all rights as to who pays support for the children until twenty one. They do not emancipate or set free kids under 18 as a ten year old would be illeagle. Parents are liable for collage kids until their last full year before they turn twenty five for the costs of their going to collage. Kids drinking and under twenty one gave their parents much trouble and when the age went to twenty one in N.Y. State in the early seventies I believe they were held responsible for their own actions. They did their time or paid their fines.In 2004 a kid at 16 could leave one parent and live with the other in a broken home. In I believe 2005 that was changed to eighteen. The county said you had to go through the courts when they could leave at sixteen but the sherriffs dept said they can just up and leave and move every other day if they so please. They can move at eighteen but the parents are liable through the social services if they should ever go for help before twenty one. Check the county that has the controll as they are saying they do.
You are right there are many exceptions to this rule when it comes to welfare and children of divorced parents. I believe though that if there are none of those issues present parents do not have responsibility for their children after 18 and they are out of high school. It does seem strange and unfair that divorced parents are required to pay support until the child is out of college. I'm not sure what the reasoning is there.
Beach Bum

Watertown, NY

#63 Dec 14, 2011
BlueOcean wrote:
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You are right there are many exceptions to this rule when it comes to welfare and children of divorced parents. I believe though that if there are none of those issues present parents do not have responsibility for their children after 18 and they are out of high school. It does seem strange and unfair that divorced parents are required to pay support until the child is out of college. I'm not sure what the reasoning is there.
It is one of their foolish laws they passed. The school year that the kid turns twenty five the parents are exempt. I feel so bad for some of these kids that are really trying hard to make it because they are at times treated unfair also. This is a hot spot for me as I have followed the situation for many years and know where the problems are but it is all politics. If you have a nineteen year old daughter pregnant and no job or boy friend brace your feet because the hospital will send you the bills as well as the doctors. Nothing is fair in this world.
Yup

Watertown, NY

#64 Dec 15, 2011
boo hoo, crybaby!
Dora

Cheshire, CT

#65 Feb 24, 2012
Kids under 21 are going to do it any way as long as they are responsible I dont think its a problem.
Experienced

Nashville, TN

#66 Feb 24, 2012
With Military ID.
last one

Leeds, MA

#67 Feb 25, 2012
i agree, Military only
frustr8ed

Billings, MT

#68 Feb 26, 2012
Those that think maturity is the issue are absolutely right. Chronological age has nothing to do with maturity. A lot of 21 year olds should never drink, vote, join the military, or get a drivers license. Conversely, there are teens who are more than capable of handling just about any adult issue with common sense.
Unfortunately age is the only benchmark we have to measure these things. Until we have a way to measure maturity we have to endure the consequences of the emotionally immature.
frustr8ed

Billings, MT

#69 Feb 26, 2012
Experienced wrote:
With Military ID.
Under 21 can already drink on any US military installation in the world. They're restricted to beer, but that's their drink of choice anyway.
Yup

Watertown, NY

#70 Feb 26, 2012
Yup Malone's mother drank heavily when she was pregnant for YUP and look how that turned out!
nryyhg

Greenwich, NY

#71 Mar 12, 2012
unless military
Cheers

Columbus, OH

#73 Jun 18, 2012
sorry I had to wait till 21 sp will you.
reality

San Clemente, CA

#74 Jun 18, 2012
drug dealers like 21, they dont check id
Just Curious

Halle, Belgium

#75 Jun 18, 2012
They are going to drink anyway so why get involved. If they break the law while over the limit then they pay the price.

If you can be drafted then you should be allowed to drink!
agreed

Syracuse, NY

#76 Jun 18, 2012
It's saved lives. Kids that age have no idea how to control themselves with it. It's irresponsible to lower it. It should be raised.

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