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  • Older than 21. Raise it even higher!

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

    23 18.85%
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    54 44.26%
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You're the one that's wrong.

    Wait and see-the USA will not lower its drinking age.
    Agreed. In fact some states used to allow 18 year olds to drink. That ended in 1984 when congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. Penalized the hell out of any state still allowing 18 year olds to drink.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Wrong about what?


    You made a specific claim and I challenged you to back it up.

    Instead you refuse. Most likely because you can't.

    Your concession is respectfully accepted.



    Everything in general.

    You are so wrong that you will never be right.

    In any case, carry on and have a nice day.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    If alcoholism is largely genetic, then lowering or raising the age isn't going to have much of an impact on the incidence of alcoholism:

    There is a growing body of scientific evidence that alcoholism has a genetic component, but the actual gene that may cause it has yet to be identified.

    Studies of laboratory animals as well as human test subjects indicate that genetic factors play a major role in the development of alcoholism, but just how much a factor remains undetermined.

    Children of alcoholics are four times more likely than other children to become alcoholics, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, but environmental factors could be a factor in many of those cases.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    "Other."

    In the past, in some states at age 18 a person could buy 3.5% beer (or wine) at a bar, but not take it off-site. The idea was to let kids gradually move into liquor. I think that was a good idea. I also think a valid current military ID should allow a person to buy liquor (at a bar consumed on-site) at ANY age.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Agreed. In fact some states used to allow 18 year olds to drink. That ended in 1984 when congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. Penalized the hell out of any state still allowing 18 year olds to drink.
    I would favor an age 21 voting age unless in the active full time military and then any age.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    I think a few states did or still do allow parents/legal guardian to buy liquor for their kids at bars/restaurants provided the parent/guardian is present.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    My wife knows folks of a very old culture that treat age 17 as the age a person becomes an adult for both the purpose of sex and liquor. They have massive tracts of land including even their own road system and own small towns/cities. Very wealthy. They don't care what government laws are in relation to their own and their own land, and it takes permission to come on their land - meaning to their houses and towns too - and a search warrant for police - which have to be at least on the state level as they ARE the local and county law enforcement down to their own courts and government - since 100% of the population is them. However, they also have very strict and unusual rules of social, personal and professional conduct, very clannish. They do not advertise their existence. I won't go into it but not everyone has the same concepts of propriety, society, government or ethics.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Yes. Freedom is having the choice to live your life the way you want. If I want to drink myself retarded every night thats my business. Freedom is not being told not to do stuff just because you decide it is not good for me.
    I guess I misunderstood the motivation behind the Declaration of Independence. I thought it was to give people more of an opportunity to be successful instead of being indentured servants to the king. I thought it was to allow people to practice the religion of their choice. I didn't realize that the subjects living in the American colonies were disappointed because they couldn't buy heroine, cocaine, alcohol, candy, soda, tobacco or carrots.

    I thought the Revolutionary War was fought for the purpose of giving us the freedom to succeed. Your version is more popular. I'm disappointed in a nation that holds drunkenness, laziness, feasting and drug addiction as our greatest achievement for mankind.

    What happened to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? These are much better goals than death, bondage and the pursuit of drunkenness. People truly misunderstand freedom. That's why we are losing so much of it because we don't understand it or appreciate it.

    Stop worrying about making a better life for your children. Go have a beer.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I guess I misunderstood the motivation behind the Declaration of Independence. I thought it was to give people more of an opportunity to be successful instead of being indentured servants to the king. I thought it was to allow people to practice the religion of their choice. I didn't realize that the subjects living in the American colonies were disappointed because they couldn't buy heroine, cocaine, alcohol, candy, soda, tobacco or carrots.

    I thought the Revolutionary War was fought for the purpose of giving us the freedom to succeed. Your version is more popular. I'm disappointed in a nation that holds drunkenness, laziness, feasting and drug addiction as our greatest achievement for mankind.

    What happened to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? These are much better goals than death, bondage and the pursuit of drunkenness. People truly misunderstand freedom. That's why we are losing so much of it because we don't understand it or appreciate it.

    Stop worrying about making a better life for your children. Go have a beer.
    If the government is telling you what your success is, and dictating how to achieve it then you aren't really free. Your idea of success may not be mine. People should have the freedom to live their lives as they see fit, not how the president determines you should.

    Stop worrying about making a better life for your children. Go have a beer
    Yes because making a better life for your children cant happen if you drink beer.
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