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 jackalope View Post
    Wisconsin was one of the last states to move to 21, wasn't it?
    Yeah -- I think it was.

    I'm glad I'm an old fart and so was able to enjoy it when I could!
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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.
    Even if true and disregarding Obvious Child's statements about Western Europe, the same argument that I use against the Drug War remains. They're adults, their choice. As long as they don't get behind the wheel or do somethings else illegal, it's not the government's problem.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Even if true and disregarding Obvious Child's statements about Western Europe, the same argument that I use against the Drug War remains. They're adults, their choice. As long as they don't get behind the wheel or do somethings else illegal, it's not the government's problem.
    When zombies are wandering the streets at nights, it certainly is the government's problem.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    When zombies are wandering the streets at nights, it certainly is the government's problem.
    Public Drunkeness is a crime, regardless of age

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Even if true and disregarding Obvious Child's statements about Western Europe, the same argument that I use against the Drug War remains. They're adults, their choice. As long as they don't get behind the wheel or do somethings else illegal, it's not the government's problem.
    So it's OK to you if drunk driving accidents increase dramatically just so that everything can line up neatly with the an arbitrary age? I'm not sure I understand your argument.

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    I think it should be Forty-two.

    (that is, after all, the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question.)

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I think it should be Forty-two.

    (that is, after all, the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question.)

    I love that answer!

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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Frankly, if the goal is to reduce alcohol related crimes and deaths, the answer is not in legislation. It's in better parenting. Make alcohol mundane and scare the **** out of kids about drinking and driving. I favor putting totally trashed up cars on campuses as reminders of what happens when you drink and drive.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I think it should be Forty-two.

    (that is, after all, the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question.)
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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    Re: What should the drinking age be?

    I wanted to say 72 but it wasnt up there.
    Thank you

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