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

    13 is just as capable as 18 no freaking doubt. Society treats them like babies, they are not babies. And yes a 13 year old should be able to vote, drink, go to war, drive, all those things. guess what they can't cause the law says they are babies. Who made 18 the age? I mean seriously, i'm trying to understand why society think 18 is a magical age and history and nature ( reproductive around age 13) tells us otherwise. The only thing preventing 13 year olds from success is society, not the fact they are 13. 13 is really the age an adult should be IMO.
    Is there anybody that honestly agrees/thinks that 13 should be the legal adult age and this means TOTAL ADULT
    living on thier own all rights that a 18 year old has and more
    drinking
    gun ownership
    choice to go to school or not
    work
    sex
    draft into war or volunteer
    drive
    fla a plane
    etc etc

    So the question is:

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

    yes of course no doubt
    yes with some concern
    no but maybe 16
    no thats insane
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    and if you do i would LOVE to hear any facts or sound logic backing this claim up.

    being 13 once, having a large family, raising a daughter passed that point and working with 13yr olds for 11 years I personally think this idea is mentally insane, irrational, delusional and has zero logic to support it.

    many 13 yr olds would kill themselves and others if treated like adults
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    A 13 year old is a child, period.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    So what group of morons is proposing this?
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    No. Our society is doing everything possible to prevent kids from "growing up too fast". The result of that misguided attitude is that mental adolescence has now been extended well into the 20s and, if anything, the legal adult age should be raised not lowered.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    A 13 year old is a child, period.
    It used to be, in our more agrarian days, that at 14 you were a man in this country. These days, IMO a 21 year old is a child.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    No, a 13-year-old is nowhere near as mature as an 18-year-old. They're still growing and their brains are still developing.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Is there anybody that honestly agrees/thinks that 13 should be the legal adult age and this means TOTAL ADULT
    living on thier own all rights that a 18 year old has and more
    drinking
    gun ownership
    choice to go to school or not
    work
    sex
    draft into war or volunteer
    drive
    fla a plane
    etc etc

    So the question is:

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

    yes of course no doubt
    yes with some concern
    no but maybe 16
    no thats insane
    other



    and if you do i would LOVE to hear any facts or sound logic backing this claim up.

    being 13 once, having a large family, raising a daughter passed that point and working with 13yr olds for 11 years I personally think this idea is mentally insane, irrational, delusional and has zero logic to support it.

    many 13 yr olds would kill themselves and others if treated like adults
    You obviously quoted that from someone/somehwere. Mind providing a link?
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Is there anybody that honestly agrees/thinks that 13 should be the legal adult age and this means TOTAL ADULT
    living on thier own all rights that a 18 year old has and more
    drinking
    gun ownership
    choice to go to school or not
    work
    sex
    draft into war or volunteer
    drive
    fla a plane
    etc etc

    So the question is:

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

    yes of course no doubt
    yes with some concern
    no but maybe 16
    no thats insane
    other



    and if you do i would LOVE to hear any facts or sound logic backing this claim up.

    being 13 once, having a large family, raising a daughter passed that point and working with 13yr olds for 11 years I personally think this idea is mentally insane, irrational, delusional and has zero logic to support it.

    many 13 yr olds would kill themselves and others if treated like adults
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    16 maybe. 13 never. Simple really.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    No. Our society is doing everything possible to prevent kids from "growing up too fast". The result of that misguided attitude is that mental adolescence has now been extended well into the 20s and, if anything, the legal adult age should be raised not lowered.
    That may be true, but doesn't counter the argument that 13 years old is adult material.
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