View Poll Results: At what age should people be legally allowed to buy alcohol?

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Thread: What should the drinking age be?

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What difference does it make? You can get just as drunk on beer/wine as you can on tequila and whiskey.
    pretty much what Kandahar said. Think of the beer and wine as "training wheels" or a bike bike before going to a motorcycle.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    I once saw an argument for 19 resting on the case that most 19 yo's are out of high school. Now, yes, there are 19yo's still in hs, but most people turn 19 the year after graduating.

    I think 19 is a good age, for that reason. I think 21 is too restrictive, and leads to binging by almost 21s.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    So I can kill a man in war at 18, but not drink?

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Didn't I read somewhere that active duty service people can drink on base at age 18?

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Never heard that

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    The feds should get out of the issue and stop punishing states for making up their own minds.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Didn't I read somewhere that active duty service people can drink on base at age 18?
    This I didn't know: It says on wikipedia that in some states it's legal to drink at age 18 while in the presence of a guardian:

    "most states still permit "underage" consumption of alcohol in some circumstances. In some states, no restriction on private consumption is made, while in others, consumption is only allowed in specific locations, in the presence of consenting and supervising family members as in the states of California, Colorado, Montana, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming"
    In other words, it's illegal to purchase and possess but not to consume.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    This I didn't know: It says on wikipedia that in some states it's legal to drink at age 18 while in the presence of a guardian:



    In other words, it's illegal to purchase and possess but not to consume.

    Interesting ! I'm not surprised Wisconsin's on that list, my husband is from there and tells me they have a resistance to alcohol laws. They have 'supper clubs' in Wisconsin which have something to do with the history of alcohol laws.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Never heard that
    I don't know for sure that it's true, but I think I read it on here in one of the military threads.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    So I can kill a man in war at 18, but not drink?
    I don't think 18 yr olds should be going to war anyway. I say if we have a war, enact the draft and start with 35 to 55 yr old single men first.

    Anyway, back on topic, I say 19 is old enough to drink. Like Jackalope said, that would pretty much keep it illegal for most HS students.



    reminds me of a joke:

    "I like my women the same as my whisky - 19 years old with coke."

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