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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    drinking: It was 21, changed to 18 in the late 60’s and is now back to 21. 21 is probably right if we just go by age and not on individual characteristics or maturity

    gun ownership: My dad bought me my first gun for my 10th birthday. Back in those days I could buy shells for it down at the Western Auto with no questions asked.

    choice to go to school or not: Once one has finished Junior High, let it be on them or their parents. One of the problems today is we are keeping kids who do not want to be in school who disrupt and cause trouble causing those who do want to learn to learn less in a dumbed down curriculum to try to keep kids in school who aren’t learning anyway.

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    sex: How can one put an age on when someone has sex? But whatever age they are, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

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    Should 13 be the legal age of full adult and rights and do you consider them equal to 18yr old

    I would say a graduated scale along the lines of my answers above. Is an 18 year old an adult, yes in some areas and no in others. The same can be said of some 13 year olds. Some of them act more like an adult than some 25-30 year olds or older.
    its not a question to break up, the question is: is 13 equal to 18 and should 13 be the age of full adult/rights
    also if any 13 yr old is more adult that a 25-30 yr old ill show you a savant 13yr old and a mentally retarded or sociopathic 25-30 year old

    also just for the record if i the discussion was to make things different ages, i would agree in some areas for sure, im just going very specific based of the comments i qouted
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It should be 30. From what I've seen that's the age that people generally cease doing gratuitously stupid things, and people who continue to be gratuitously stupid after 30 will never grow up anyway.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    its not a question to break up, the question is: is 13 equal to 18 and should 13 be the age of full adult/rights
    also if any 13 yr old is more adult that a 25-30 yr old ill show you a savant 13yr old and a mentally retarded or sociopathic 25-30 year old
    Any teens that are that mature are going to be the minority anyway. Most 13-year-olds are not going to have a maturity level equal to a person in his or her 20s, and it doesn't make any sense to set limits based on the minority instead of the majority.

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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    its not a question to break up, the question is: is 13 equal to 18 and should 13 be the age of full adult/rights
    also if any 13 yr old is more adult that a 25-30 yr old ill show you a savant 13yr old and a mentally retarded or sociopathic 25-30 year old

    also just for the record if i the discussion was to make things different ages, i would agree in some areas for sure, im just going very specific based of the comments i qouted
    Okay, no 13 year old should be treated like an 18 year old.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Okay, no 13 year old should be treated like an 18 year old.
    lol

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    you didnt have to cut off the extra conversation and i wasnt trying to be smart (hope you didnt think that) i was just pointing out i was "trying" to be specific
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That may be true, but doesn't counter the argument that 13 years old is adult material.
    Not physically, emotionally or intellectually... other than that you are correct though.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Okay, no 13 year old should be treated like an 18 year old.
    How about respectfully? Should a 13 year old get that treatment?
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    lol

    sorry

    you didnt have to cut off the extra conversation and i wasnt trying to be smart (hope you didnt think that) i was just pointing out i was "trying" to be specific
    Nothing to be sorry about. I just think so much depends on what we are talking about, no 13 year old should be driving on the highways, now driving a tractor planting, picking, harvesting, baling, that is something different. I have no problem with 16 year old working in a factory but not 13. But I have no problem with 13 year old having their own gun, like I said I had mine at the age of 10. But there are a bunch of 21 year and older I sure wouldn't like them having a gun.

    In my world so much depends on the individual and their maturity. I know we must have age limits especially when dealing with the law. But I see having different ages when the young are able to attain certain privileges depending on the privilege and in responsibility.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    How about respectfully? Should a 13 year old get that treatment?
    How about respectfully? Did you mean respect? I respect everyone unless they give me a darn good reason not too. If you mean responsibility, everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    If they're culpable for crimes and lawsuits at that age, the only morally consistent and defensible thing to do is grant them full adult rights. Not to mention i've met plenty of teenagers more capable in every respect than plenty of adults, so why is it someone becomes magically able to vote at 18?

    But no, the frontal cortex isn't developed fully until mid 20s. THAT should be the legal age of adulthood. Until then, everyone lives with parents, immune from prosecution etc.

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