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

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  • 15 or younger

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  • 17

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  • 18

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  • 19

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  • 20

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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 Ikari View Post
    I'd probably go for 16-18.
    Really?!


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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    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.
    I moved to Wisconsin when I was 19 an was drinking legally without a guardian then.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    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.
    They're legally adults, their choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    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.
    They're adults, high schoolers can easily get alcohol currently anyway. Why should we treat a legal adult like a child?

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I moved to Wisconsin when I was 19 an was drinking legally without a guardian then.

    Wisconsin was one of the last states to move to 21, wasn't it?

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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?
    Nope. not legally anyway, just like anywhere else in America.

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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?
    I think that's only if they're stationed in a country with a lower drinking age.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think that's only if they're stationed in a country with a lower drinking age.
    No. US law applies, and is backed by the UCMJ (uniform code of military justice), which is heavily based on standard US law in such matters. Of course, the locals of the country won't refuse to sell it to you if you are under 21, the UCMJ doesn't apply to them.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Teen drunk driving has declined by around 60 or 70% since the drinking age has been increased to 21 on the federal level. Thats reason enough to have a drinking age of 21.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    Teen drunk driving has declined by around 60 or 70% since the drinking age has been increased to 21 on the federal level. Thats reason enough to have a drinking age of 21.
    Can we please get a link to those statistics?
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    I'm a strong believer in natural laws, where full self-ownership is something you either have or you don't. Young children, not-yet-emancipated teenagers, prisoners, and the mentally insane need their parents / legal guardians permission to buy anything, including drugs, tobacco, alcohol, sex-related products and services, and so on. Self-owning individuals don't need anyone's permission. That's all there is to it - no arbitrary laws or age limits required.

    Furthermore, someone might be under contractual obligations not to drink alcohol under certain conditions, regardless of age. For example, a private defense agency might microchip their employees and get instant wireless data on what's in their blood.

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