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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Essentially, that's bad parenting if you cannot raise your children to be personally responsible for themselves. I don't see giving an excuse for bad parenting to be an acceptable reason for not doing a thing. You can't beat or abuse your kids, but you can sure raise them right. Most people do. The helicopter parents and the parents who just don't care deserve what they get.
    You don't know what the hell you're talking about. You think every bad kid comes from bad parenting only?
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's what military boarding school is for. if he is still a minor under your legal care....he can't refuse to go.
    Really, well you pay for it, I won't. He's taught from an early age to do the work necessary to go to college, or get a job. If he chooses not to then get a job. Don't do that, and you're gone. End of story. None of this 19 or 21 years old bull**** where the state can mandate you care for your child regardless of the life they choose. We got enough kids living with their parents these days. Kids these days have more rights than their parents, because of liberals and their welfare state mentality. This mentality is taught is school, making our children lazy victims.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    How many of you participating here are parents, and how many of you are the children? Raise your hand.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This mentality is taught is school, making our children lazy victims.
    one of the main reasons my kids are home schooled. they learn what I want them to and not what some bleeding heart, liberal douchebag down at the local school board wants them to.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    The life a kids choses is not always the parents' fault. Every child is different, and sometimes no amount of anything will make them walk the right path. I've seen it personally.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Raising the age would put a greater financial burden on parents, who may end up with children at home that won't grow up when they should either go to college or get a job. If the age is raised, then someone could literally suck off the parental tit after high school without doing anything, and a parent has zero recourse, because the minor is protected by the state.
    This already occurs in a LOT of households.

    Raise the legal age to 21 across the board.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And when you son graduates from high school and tells you to go **** yourself, and lays around the house, don't start whining about not being able to toss your son to the street.
    Perhaps three more years of mandatory education would do your country well. :P


    No, I'm not serious there, it was just a bit of a jab at American education. I definitely think, as a 40-odd year old man, that the age is quite naturally set where it's at. No, most people are not done growing by the age of 18, and on the other side of the spectrum, yes, 18 does seem an arbitrary point to call one an adult. But I think that the old adage of "if something isn't broken, don't fix it" should apply here. In the UK, you can get a full driver's license, legally drink alcohol, smoke, finish school, vote, join the armed forces, and be tried as an adult, upon turning 18. To change all that, for little good reason and entirely no visible benefit, would be silly to me.

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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    one of the main reasons my kids are home schooled. they learn what I want them to and not what some bleeding heart, liberal douchebag down at the local school board wants them to.
    Do you make them recite the Pledge of Allegiance and a good morning prayer every day before school, too?

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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Do you make them recite the Pledge of Allegiance and a good morning prayer every day before school, too?
    no, but I do make them go out onto the front porch, face east and scream, "Frenchmen are cheese eating surrender monkeys" but only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You don't know what the hell you're talking about. You think every bad kid comes from bad parenting only?
    Nope but the majority certainly do. Bad parenting, absentee parenting or a combination of that and environment.
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