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?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    I'm all for lowering the drinking age. Having lived in a country where the drinking age is 16 for beer/wine and 18 for hard liquor, it's amusing that Americans are so uptight about this.

    Society doesn't crumble when you let young adults vote and drink.
    Americans aren't culturally uptight about anything, teenagers drinking is almost a right of passage and is commonplace.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    anonymous polls suck. I wanna see the person who said bring back Prohibition.

    if you can serve in the Military and face a death penalty you should be able to drink

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    If you are old enough and mature enough to vote on who runs the govt and you are old enough and mature enought to kill/die for your country then you should be old enough and mature enough to drink.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anonymous polls suck. I wanna see the person who said bring back Prohibition.

    if you can serve in the Military and face a death penalty you should be able to drink

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    Giving this considerable thought and obviously leaving behind all rational thought it seems appropriate to follow Obama's lead i.e. young people are too immature, inept, and completely unable and lacking proper abilities to fend for themselves the privileges of driving, drinking, voting, and military enlistment should be raised to the new age of majority; that being 26 years of age.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Its 18 if I had to decide. Young people can be as, or even more, mature than some adults, they have the right to join the military and to vote, they will drink and do drugs regardless of age if they want to.
    I find the 21 law as dumb as dry Sundays. What's the difference in buying on Saturday and drinking Sundays to buying and drinking booze on Sunday?

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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.
    The hell? Says the guy in Europe whose country's drinking age is in the 16-18 area? Pardon us if we don't take you seriously. Kids are going to drink before they're 21, so it's better that their first experiences with alcohol are say, with their parents on their 16th birthday, rather in a friend's basement.

    Germans can have beer and wine at 16 and hard liquor at 18, and there are substantially fewer traffic incidents here. It's about education. Lower the drinking age, 21 is absurd.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The hell? Says the guy in Europe whose country's drinking age is in the 16-18 area? Pardon us if we don't take you seriously. Kids are going to drink before they're 21, so it's better that their first experiences with alcohol are say, with their parents on their 16th birthday, rather in a friend's basement.

    Germans can have beer and wine at 16 and hard liquor at 18, and there are substantially fewer traffic incidents here. It's about education.
    Lower the drinking age, 21 is absurd.



    It may be absurd to you but it makes a lot of sense to those who see the sharp decrease in alcohol-related traffic deaths since the drinking age was raised all over the USA.

    Read about that here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0701083542.htm



    The drinking age will stay at 21 in the USA for the foreseeable future.

    The USA doesn't make its laws based on what people do in Europe. There are a lot of big differences between European countries and the USA.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It may be absurd to you but it makes a lot of sense to those who see the sharp decrease in alcohol-related traffic deaths since the drinking age was raised all over the USA.The drinking age will stay at 21 in the USA for the foreseeable future.

    The USA doesn't make its laws based on what people do in Europe. There are a lot of big differences between European countries and the USA.
    So you just want us to be prevented from drinking earlier but are perfectly content in your alcohol wonderland that is Europe staying the same?

    You see Americans as not mature enough to drink as early as you? Do you think there might be some other factors at play?
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    I say lower it to 16, in Canada it is either 19 in most provinces on 18 in Qubec or Alberta though Quebec will probably sell it to you at a lower age. I think that is too high, I went on exchange to Belgium where the age is 16 and I saw no negative consequences of that. Kids are going to get it one way or another anyways. The idea of the drinking age being 21 is absurd to very other country in the world.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Americans aren't culturally uptight about anything, teenagers drinking is almost a right of passage and is commonplace.
    No, Americans really are uptight. Go try France or Qubec and B.C.. We don't believe that we should shelter children form anything that could even remotely be seen as harmful. They are goign to do it anyways.

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