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    Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Many people are mature beyond their years, and others never grow up.

    Therefore, should society eliminate age of majority, and instead, require people to graduate a philosophical rite of passage before participating in adult activities?

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    It's obvious that age is a meaningless qualifier for maturity. Quantifying every aspect of society for legal purposes is murdering our ability to think for ourselves.

    The more time goes on the more I wonder if the right side won the Civil War. (cue hysterical cries that I support slavery)
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Perhaps we should just create a new "Bureau of Sophomoric Questions" and be done with it.
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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    It's obvious that age is a meaningless qualifier for maturity. Quantifying every aspect of society for legal purposes is murdering our ability to think for ourselves.

    The more time goes on the more I wonder if the right side won the Civil War. (cue hysterical cries that I support slavery)
    I see where you're coming from, but from a practical legal point of view, the line has to be drawn somewhere. Do you have a better alternative?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Many people are mature beyond their years, and others never grow up.

    Therefore, should society eliminate age of majority, and instead, require people to graduate a philosophical rite of passage before participating in adult activities?
    NO! Hell No! Who decides what "behavior" or "philosophical leaning" is appropriate? It sounds like a great way to create indoctrination camps.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Many people are mature beyond their years, and others never grow up.

    Therefore, should society eliminate age of majority, and instead, require people to graduate a philosophical rite of passage before participating in adult activities?
    So now you are advocating totalitarian communism.

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    NO! Hell No! Who decides what "behavior" or "philosophical leaning" is appropriate? It sounds like a great way to create indoctrination camps.
    Is that sarcasm?

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So now you are advocating totalitarian communism.
    What I'm advocating is analytic jurisprudence where people are expected to prevent moral hazard and principal-agent conflict in their dealings of offer and acceptance.

    No fraud, no provocation, no intimidation, duress, harassment, etc.

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Is that sarcasm?
    No. In this age of manipulation, I could easily see someone trying to force their views onto young adults through this philosophical course you propose.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Should Society Eliminate Age of Majority?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    No. In this age of manipulation, I could easily see someone trying to force their views onto young adults through this philosophical course you propose.
    Thankfully, philosophy doesn't deal with tastes, so that's not possible...

    ...unless we're talking about pragmatism, but that's stupid. Pragmatism literally denies the fact-value dichotomy as if natural facts are valuable by intelligent design, and those with predestined callings can feel them.

    No thanks.

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