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%
  • 20

    3 2.46%
  • 19

    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?

    especially since it is all true..
    but you did respond..
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I wouldn't even dignify this ridiculous post with a response.
    I get that the clique around here doesn't like to talk about USA history with alcohol and the KKK specifically, let alone the kkk .
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    especially since it is all true..
    but you did respond..

    I get that the clique around here doesn't like to talk about USA history with alcohol and the KKK specifically, let alone the kkk .
    Don't be a coward, just come out and say what you mean.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No one is talking about banning alcohol mo's. I'm talking about not lowering and perhaps raising the drinking age. A lot of adults can't handle their alcohol. What kind of tard would think children could?


    Someone from any of several European countries where children are allowed to drink, and where it isn't a problem, perhaps.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Not even a nice try..
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Don't be a coward, just come out and say what you mean.
    Better wait fror the cavalry .
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Someone from any of several European countries where children are allowed to drink, and where it isn't a problem, perhaps.
    But it is a problem, I've posted links showing that.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Not even a nice try..

    Better wait fror the cavalry .
    Yeah because Lord knows you need a calvary.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Youth Drinking Worse in Europe than U.S., Study Says | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

    European teenagers drink more alcohol more often than their American counterparts, and get drunk more frequently, as well, according to researchers from the PIRE Prevention Research Center.

    Philanthropy News Network reported Nov. 17 that researchers said data on youths ages 15-16 from 35 European countries showed that every nation in Europe except Turkey had higher teen binge-drinking rates than the U.S.

    “The claim that Europeans learn to drink moderately and safely in a family setting has been used by many in the United States to argue for lowering the drinking age,” said report author Joel Grube. “But our research shows that premise is a myth. Easy access to alcohol seems to allow young people to drink heavily and in a risky fashion, whether in Europe or the United States. Raising the drinking age in the United States has been an extremely effective public health and safety policy. Based on our research, weakening that policy would be a serious mistake.”

    The teen binge-drinking rate in the U.S. is about 22 percent, compared to 60 percent in Denmark, 57 percent in Germany, 54 percent in Great Britain, 34 percent in Italy, and 28 percent in France, the PIRE report said.

    The study data came from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs and the U.S. Monitoring the Future survey. The report, “Youth drinking rates and problems: A comparison of European countries and the United States,” is available online.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Such as the Eastern and Southern European countries.
    A huge demographic whose immigration was opposed by Southern USA conservatives in the 1920s during prohibition.
    Prohibition favored by said southern cons.
    The very same cons who hated Catholics who happened to be a lot of those drinkers.
    But I musn't speak of these things and the 3 magic letters .
    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Someone from any of several European countries where children are allowed to drink, and where it isn't a problem, perhaps.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Don't forget that alcohol is LITERALLY a poison. When you drink alcohol, you are actually poisoning yourself, hence the "high."
    Well sure, in fact most medicines are a poison of some type as well. Alcohol has it's place in society, the idea is to make sure that it's place is one of responsible use.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA has picked 21 as the age to let people start buying alcohol and that will likely not change anytime soon.
    The U.S. didn't choose that, D.C. did. The federal had to force the states to comply by holding their highway funding hostage, that isn't "choice".
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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