View Poll Results: What should the legal drinking age be?

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  • Bring back Prohibition.

    4 3.28%
  • Older than 21. Raise it even higher!

    3 2.46%
  • Leave it at 21 (in the USA).

    23 18.85%
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    3 2.46%
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    7 5.74%
  • 18

    54 44.26%
  • 17

    3 2.46%
  • 16

    4 3.28%
  • Below 16.

    4 3.28%
  • Other (please explain).

    17 13.93%
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Yes, it is silly, that fear of teenagers drinking leads to such stupid policies or laws even. It is retarded and wrong to restrict alcohol from adults just because some don't approve and wish to in fact go back to prohibition if they could. 18 year olds are adults.
    All you have to do is look at the stats, and they prove you sooooo wrong.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Now I'm posting this for your information. I certainly hope you guys will not ignore it.

    Teenage Driver Crash Statistics

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It shows the detrimental effects rampant alcoholism can have on a society. DERP. Our kids like to party. I don't know. Maybe you've been gone for a while, but I was a teenager who grew up here in the United States with firsthand experience with kids and alcohol and how they behave when they're drunk.
    So did you just decide to ignore the other half of what I said? European teens drink MORE than ours and it's legal earlier, and they have less of a problem.

    And you never answered my question. Why do you think you have the right to tell adults what to do with their own bodies? Do you have any respect for liberty whatsoever?
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So did you just decide to ignore the other half of what I said? European teens drink MORE than ours and it's legal earlier, and they have less of a problem.

    And you never answered my question. Why do you think you have the right to tell adults what to do with their own bodies?
    Like I said, recent studies show evidence that they are not adults. You can scream bloody hell that they're adults all day long, but it's quite obvious that you haven't been involved in raising one.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Because that is not what normally happens, and there is NO benefit to society by introducing people at a young age to alcohol. It only increases their chances of becoming addicts. There is no necessity for people to drink in the first place. You DO realize that some people don't even drink?

    Also, there are loads of irresponsible parents and teens out there, which is clearly demonstrated every single day. MOST kids are going to party. That is in their nature, and they are going to get drunk. THOSE are facts, whether you want to admit it or not. Children are risk takers, and they WILL in most instances drink to excess. There is absolutely no need and no benefit to introducing them to alcohol at an early age. It is just stupidity.
    On the contrary, as I said, it is what normally happens. The problem is that you and others don't realize it because that responsible alcohol usage doesn't make the news or statistics when it comes to teens because it isn't what is brought to anyone's attention. The squeaky wheel analogy works well here. I've known plenty of people in my adult life who have been very responsible drinkers. And many of them started drinking prior to 21. They were allowed to drink under supervision of responsible adults.

    Most kids are not going to party. That is probably one of the biggest myths out there. Even the "parties" I went to while on active duty with underage drinkers weren't anything like you see on TV. You have a few drinks and socialize. Those with a reputation for getting drunk and/or rowdy are normally thrown out of the party, or at least not invited to others. No one wants trouble, and even parties where everyone is of age can lead to problems if people get too rowdy.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I said, recent studies show evidence that they are not adults. You can scream bloody hell that they're adults all day long, but it's quite obvious that you haven't been involved in raising one.
    Then it goes back to what I said to you at the very beginning. In order for you to stay intellectually consistent you need to support raising the legal adult age to 21. That means no voting, no guns, no tobacco, etc. etc. Is that what you're telling me you want?
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    On the contrary, as I said, it is what normally happens. The problem is that you and others don't realize it because that responsible alcohol usage doesn't make the news or statistics when it comes to teens because it isn't what is brought to anyone's attention. The squeaky wheel analogy works well here. I've known plenty of people in my adult life who have been very responsible drinkers. And many of them started drinking prior to 21. They were allowed to drink under supervision of responsible adults.

    Most kids are not going to party. That is probably one of the biggest myths out there. Even the "parties" I went to while on active duty with underage drinkers weren't anything like you see on TV. You have a few drinks and socialize. Those with a reputation for getting drunk and/or rowdy are normally thrown out of the party, or at least not invited to others. No one wants trouble, and even parties where everyone is of age can lead to problems if people get too rowdy.
    Here is some more information with which you can educate yourself on the typical teenager's brain. Going to argue with the scientists? I don't doubt that you will, but they seem to disagree with your assessment.

    Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk-takers

    Scientists also are researching how the developing brain responds differently to drugs of abuse such as stimulants and examining the periods during which adolescents are most vulnerable to addiction. Research shows that the teenage brain may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of drugs, including increased susceptibility to addiction later in life and emotional and behavioral difficulties, which could persist and become a lifelong disability.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Then it goes back to what I said to you at the very beginning. In order for you to stay intellectually consistent you need to support raising the legal adult age to 21. That means no voting, no guns, no tobacco, etc. etc. Is that what you're telling me you want?
    Exactly.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Exactly.
    LOL, then nevermind. You're so far off the beaten path you're not worth arguing with. I try not to waste time trying to debate with the extreme minorities.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    All you have to do is look at the stats, and they prove you sooooo wrong.
    No they don't. They simply do not show the whole picture. They show a snapshot of the situation. They don't show the responsible drinking. In fact, if you compare the stats, you can see that I am right.

    71% of high school seniors in 2010 ever consumed alcohol, yet if all those were doing so irresponsibly, we would see much higher stats for all sorts of things.
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