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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Thread: Legal drinking age?

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Which is a damn good reason to continue to restrict the sale of alcohol to those over age 21.

    And to come down hard on those who break the law.
    Wouldn't that imply that with age comes wisdom? I have seen many old fools.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Wouldn't that imply that with age comes wisdom? I have seen many old fools
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    So have I, but a lot more young ones.

    Why do you think that countries send young men to war?

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    So have I, but a lot more young ones.

    Why do you think that countries send young men to war?
    Because they can instill in young men the desirable mindset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    So have I, but a lot more young ones.

    Why do you think that countries send young men to war?
    Because the old ones need too much BenGay?

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Really? With few exceptions in the US you cannot have an open container in public. You can't buy alcohol past 9 or 10, or on Sundays in many states. Middle-aged customers are still carded when they go to the grocery store. Compared to many countries, that's quite uptight.

    As for "anything" ... ha, a woman's breast is shown and this country has a seizure.
    Well, I wasn't talking about drinking in public. That's another story.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    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.
    I'm just talking about drinking right now. Also, I don't live in any of those nations, so I can't speak for them.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Because the old ones need too much BenGay?



    No doubt that's one reason, another one is that young men think that they will live forever and will do things that older men will not.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No doubt that's one reason, another one is that young men think that they will live forever and will do things that older men will not.
    So true, SN....

    I get it that drinking for about 80% of the population isn't usually problematic on an individual level.

    But the other 20% of the population cost American's alone billions of dollars due to the destructive behaviors that has a relationship to drinking alcohol. Life and death issues related to alcohol are daily occurrences. Prisons are filled with people who are their because of alcohol.

    We don't live in glass boxes. Societies at large aren't exempt from the wreckage caused by a small portion of a given society.

    Younger people are the most susceptible to potential problems associated with drinking. I know, I know..."potential problems"...sucks saying it, but in the case of drinking, it doesn't hurt to at least be aware...especially for parents who want to try to instill "responsible drinking" behaviors in their kids.

    I posted a link on post #70. Now it's slightly outdated, but it defines core issues related to underage drinking. I know people hate reading things like the PDF that I listed. They're lengthy, etc. But scanning it does really open up some genuine issues that people don't usually think about, or feel any sense of concern about...until they become affected by one or more problems shown in link.

    Anyway...thanks...

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    21 is absurd, I remember in Basra underage US soldiers would come over and steal beer of us. Always amused me.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Don't understand the logic of a 21 limit. Why on earth would this responsibility and choice of adulthood be delayed beyond all others?

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