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  • Older than 21. Raise it even higher!

    3 2.46%
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    23 18.85%
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Thread: Legal drinking age?

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    With parents' permission. You can't actually join if your parents don't sign the paperwork until you are 18. My parents had to sign for me.
    As mine did me. Still, once the name goes on the dotted line...

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    As mine did me. Still, once the name goes on the dotted line...
    And there are states where you can drink before even the age of 18 if your parents approve/are there, depending on the state.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And there are states where you can drink before even the age of 18 if your parents approve/are there, depending on the state.
    I...did not know that...(in my best Johnny Carson voice)

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Quite simply wrong.

    Raising the drinking age to 21 lowered traffic accidents and related deaths all over the USA.

    No one is forced to join the USA's all-volunteer military.

    Allowing young people to drink alcohol is a totally unrelated issue which impacts everyone who uses our nation's highway's and roads.

    Case closed as far as I'm concerned.
    Raising the drinking age to 30 or 40 or even 50 would have the same effect....probably even greater. Case closed?
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Raising the drinking age to 30 or 40 or even 50 would have the same effect....probably even greater. Case closed?
    Ignore what Europeans think about America's laws, man.

    They don't matter.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    I can just imagine the carnage on the roads if we lower the drinking age.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I can just imagine the carnage on the roads if we lower the drinking age.
    I doubt it would change much. Kids are going to drink regardless of what the drinking age is. Those who are going to drink and drive are going to do so. The key is education.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I doubt it would change much. Kids are going to drink regardless of what the drinking age is. Those who are going to drink and drive are going to do so. The key is education.
    Of course it would. Don't be silly.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Raising the drinking age to 30 or 40 or even 50 would have the same effect....probably even greater.






    Probably so, but that's probably not going to happen.

    A lot of 30-40-50-year old people enjoy a drink every now and then.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    I am not a fan of the "graduated adult" standard. One is either of adult age or they are not, telling someone they can make major life decisions such as getting married, signing contracts with full responsibility, serving in a theater of war(being responsible for thousands or more dollars of military equipment), but then saying they "aren't mature enough" to have a beer, gamble in a casino, own a handgun, etc. is ridiculous.

    All of those things require a mature mind and a weighing of consequence, either one is capable of those decisions in full or they are not. Pick either 18 or 21 and be done with it.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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