Drinking Age Debate - Pikeville, TN

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Pikeville, TN.

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

Pikeville says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
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Yes, 18 is better.
 
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18 and hammered

United States

#1 Dec 5, 2011
It should be 18 but it really doesn't matter no problem getting it in this town!!! Lol
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#2 Dec 5, 2011
18 and hammered wrote:
It should be 18 but it really doesn't matter no problem getting it in this town!!! Lol
It never really matters what town you're in, trouble is always the easiest thing to find, the most difficult to get over, and usually impossible to forget!

God bless you, 18 and counting!
GO VOLS

Decatur, AL

#3 Dec 6, 2011
I figure if you are old enough to be considered an "adult" in this country, you should be able to do things other adults do. If you are old enough to enlist in the armed forces on your own and can die for this country, you should be able to legally drink a beer with your dad or fellow soldiers.

Personal responsibility is a different topic and is not necessarily related to age.
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#4 Dec 6, 2011
GO VOLS wrote:
I figure if you are old enough to be considered an "adult" in this country, you should be able to do things other adults do. If you are old enough to enlist in the armed forces on your own and can die for this country, you should be able to legally drink a beer with your dad or fellow soldiers.
Personal responsibility is a different topic and is not necessarily related to age.
I agree with your thoughts on adults, especially soldiers, being at liberty to have beer..even though the military is producing incredible numbers of alcoholics.

I also believe personal responsibility has "everything" to do with age! Since "responsibility" is a developemental process in continuum, it's critically important to begin early..the earlier the better.

Irrespective of what I may think, young men and women suffer far more detriment in our culture from alcohol abuse than they do as a result of not having it.
mike

Oakdale, TN

#5 Dec 6, 2011
DRINKING doesnt make you smarter doesnt make you prettier doesnt make you a better person doesnt make you a better driver-all it makes you is DRUNK///
hello

Loris, SC

#6 Dec 6, 2011
mike wrote:
DRINKING doesnt make you smarter doesnt make you prettier doesnt make you a better person doesnt make you a better driver-all it makes you is DRUNK///
and maybe dead
A Loyal Southern Man

Taylors, SC

#7 Dec 6, 2011
I have buried alot of young friends in my day due to alcohol, I guess I got lucky. Its not worth it at all. If your gonna do adult things then you need to act like a responsible adult with some common sense.
mike

Oakdale, TN

#8 Dec 7, 2011
There are people of all ages who cant handle it and allowing kids booze at 18 is like handing a gun to a psycho and tell him to go at it.
What Opression--

Dayton, TN

#9 Dec 7, 2011
I believe tha the drinking age should be 30 or above. A child's brain does not fully develop until t hey are 25. When they start drinking at an early age, it stunts their growth and their decision making skills. One of the biggest problems in jj is alcohol and drugs.
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#11 Dec 7, 2011
lets face the truth,,18 was the legal drinking age when i was 18..now here is why..you had to be 25 to be drafted into the army..they fixed that by giving 18 year olds the right to vote, drink, and buy guns..how else could they send there ass to war..some states cut 18 year olds to 3.2 beer.others like tn.just raised the drinking age..after the new 18 year old freedom thing wore off..today you no longer face the draft..but if needed 18 year old is still signed up..far as drinking ,,it don't really matter what the age limit is..but today a 18 year old can die in war,,but can not buy a pistol or pistol ammo..so much for the new voting age..hell the law still allows your parents to be sued for your actions,until age 21.even today your college scholarship's are based on your parents income,until you turn 21..so what does 18 year old mean..beside vote.and go to war.
mike

Oakdale, TN

#12 Dec 7, 2011
It depends upon the person of course.A LOT OF ADULTS CANT HANDLE RESPONSIBILTY while some teens are mature beyond their years.VOTING is one thing it rarely gets anyone hurt but ALCHOL is a dangerous thing as too many people have died at the hands of a drunk driver.I should know my brother was killed by a drunk driver and the man who did it was 61 years old.
teaparty4ever

Dunlap, TN

#13 Dec 8, 2011
What about all these people coming back from war with "post traumatic stress"? Cry, baby, cry. They knew what they were signing up for, to be hired killers now they have second thoughts?! TOO BAD!!! They just want to be heavily medicated & piled with liquor.
Willard wrote:
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I agree with your thoughts on adults, especially soldiers, being at liberty to have beer..even though the military is producing incredible numbers of alcoholics.
I also believe personal responsibility has "everything" to do with age! Since "responsibility" is a developemental process in continuum, it's critically important to begin early..the earlier the better.
Irrespective of what I may think, young men and women suffer far more detriment in our culture from alcohol abuse than they do as a result of not having it.
MIKE

Oakdale, TN

#14 Dec 8, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
What about all these people coming back from war with "post traumatic stress"? Cry, baby, cry. They knew what they were signing up for, to be hired killers now they have second thoughts?! TOO BAD!!! They just want to be heavily medicated & piled with liquor.
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Leave it to an ignorant intolerant rube who sits there and passes judgment hiding behind religion the KKK and AL QUIEDA and no doubt must be a VIETNAM DRAFT DODGER using the words hired killers like those protesting back then.
teaparty4ever

Dunlap, TN

#15 Dec 8, 2011
Oh look at me I wanted to waste taxpayer $ to go play in the sand & kill people then realized I couldn't hack it so now I want to waste more taxpayer $ by getting a crazy check, drugs, and liquor. It's worse than welfare!!!
MIKE wrote:
<quoted text>Leave it to an ignorant intolerant rube who sits there and passes judgment hiding behind religion the KKK and AL QUIEDA and no doubt must be a VIETNAM DRAFT DODGER using the words hired killers like those protesting back then.
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#16 Dec 8, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
Oh look at me I wanted to waste taxpayer $ to go play in the sand & kill people then realized I couldn't hack it so now I want to waste more taxpayer $ by getting a crazy check, drugs, and liquor. It's worse than welfare!!!
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Fraud!
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#17 Dec 8, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
What about all these people coming back from war with "post traumatic stress"? Cry, baby, cry. They knew what they were signing up for, to be hired killers now they have second thoughts?! TOO BAD!!! They just want to be heavily medicated & piled with liquor.
<quoted text>
Tea-Party? I don't think so!
mike

Oakdale, TN

#18 Dec 8, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
Oh look at me I wanted to waste taxpayer $ to go play in the sand & kill people then realized I couldn't hack it so now I want to waste more taxpayer $ by getting a crazy check, drugs, and liquor. It's worse than welfare!!!
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He gives new meaning to the saying HE CAN DISH IT BUT HE CANT TAKE IT.
GO VOLS

Decatur, AL

#19 Dec 9, 2011
mike wrote:
DRINKING doesnt make you smarter doesnt make you prettier doesnt make you a better person doesnt make you a better driver-all it makes you is DRUNK///
I usually have a good, cold beer after work, while I relax on my couch. I am not drunk.
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#20 Dec 9, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
Oh look at me I wanted to waste taxpayer $ to go play in the sand & kill people then realized I couldn't hack it so now I want to waste more taxpayer $ by getting a crazy check, drugs, and liquor. It's worse than welfare!!!
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A despicable political prostitute!
Willard

Dunlap, TN

#21 Dec 9, 2011
teaparty4ever wrote:
What about all these people coming back from war with "post traumatic stress"? Cry, baby, cry. They knew what they were signing up for, to be hired killers now they have second thoughts?! TOO BAD!!! They just want to be heavily medicated & piled with liquor.
<quoted text>
True Tea-party patriots despise frauds! You assault the inherent decencies in true Tea-Party principles. You are a fraud and no-one buys the scam!

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