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  • It should be lowered to 18.

    30 27.03%
  • It should be lowered to 13.

    2 1.80%
  • It should be abolished.

    4 3.60%
  • It should remain the same.

    7 6.31%
  • It should be raised to an undetermined age.

    61 54.95%
  • Alcohol should be banned

    3 2.70%
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Thread: Should the drinking age be lowered?

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Here in Missouri you can legally drink alcohol at any age with parental guidance.

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's not alcohol's fault, it's the parent's fault.
    How can parent fight against destructive public schools without Christian values, Bible, against too liberal K-12 education, and too much non-stop 24/7 liberal propaganda?
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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    How can parent fight against destructive public schools without Christian values, Bible, against too liberal K-12 education, and too much non-stop 24/7 liberal propaganda?
    There's a lot of conservative propaganda too. Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News.

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    How can parent fight against destructive public schools without Christian values, Bible, against too liberal K-12 education, and too much non-stop 24/7 liberal propaganda?
    it's not that hard.

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    To purchase alcohol, I'd say 18 works just fine. As far as consumimg alcohol with a parent present, I think that should be up to the parent, not the state.
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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    There are only 9 states and DC that have no exceptions to the consumption of alcohol under 21. Here are the states laws/exceptions.

    41 States That Allow Underage (under 21) Alcohol Consumption - Drinking Age - ProCon.org

    I don't think that the state should be able to tell a parent that they are not allowed to give their teenager (especially 16 and up) alcohol. That should be a parent's decision. If there is a child that is getting drunk, then the parent should also be responsible for their child's behavior and/or health, even including criminal penalties where needed.

    I believe that the legal drinking/buying age should be 18, but at the very least, states should be allowed to decide for themselves without having to choose between their drinking age or federal money.
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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Florida has ridiculous laws. Apparently, it's against the law for me to serve my children wine on special occasions in our own home.

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Florida has ridiculous laws. Apparently, it's against the law for me to serve my children wine on special occasions in our own home.
    One of the other sites said that Florida had some weird special exception that college students could "taste" wine for a class, as long as you 18.

    Legal Drinking Age by State | DWI Blog

    No one under the age of 21 is allowed to consume alcohol in the Florida. But interestingly you are given a freedom to taste alcoholic beverage if it is required of a class in a college. But to do this, you need to be more than 18 years old.
    Not sure how accurate this really is though.
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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    This is a hard question to answer properly because one's ability to handle alcohol depends entirely on maturity. But that begs the question, does the government or should the government have the right to regulate maturity and decision making.

    You know, you run into all kinds of ethical and legal questions with this questions. Is it Constitutional? The expanded modern interpretation of the Constitution says the federal government can regulate anything they want. The correct interpretation does not. So it becomes a state issue, which is where it has been since prohibition was abolished.

    Is it moral? While most parents won't allow their kids to drink, some will give their children way to much to drink and it will result in death. But do predictable consequences of other's decisions that they made as a result of our action to change drinking laws hold us responsible for their mistake?

    So what it comes down to, in my opinion, is that the federal government should stay out of it and each state must wrestle with the drinking moral consequences of changing the law. If you lower it it will lead to tragic deaths but it will expand freedom. If you don't, some will live but all will suffer from the lost (though minor) of freedom.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Re: Should the drinking age be lowered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    How can parent fight against destructive public schools without Christian values, Bible, against too liberal K-12 education, and too much non-stop 24/7 liberal propaganda?
    Pay for a private Christian school.
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