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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was partially home-schooled, I would say I received a quality education.
    when done correctly, you will invaribly get a better education at home. public schools these days are nothing more than glorified daycare centers. I would wager that for the last 3-4 years I taught, at least 75% of my time was spent dealing with discipline problems and administrative bull**** instead of actually teaching.

    now, there are those nutters that pull their kids from public school because they are religious zealots and then don't teach them dick at home. I feel sorry for those kids.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    I don't like the idea of age-based adulthood at all. People don't all mature at the some rate. I know some people who are nowhere near mature enough for adulthood at 21 and others who are ready at 16. I would prefer a system where maturity is tested to allow access to 'adult' rights (i.e. driving, owning a gun, owning property, joining the military, drinking, gambling, etc.). I realize this is unrealistic though, so I'm okay leaving it at 18 and lowering the drinking age.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This already occurs in a LOT of households.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    when done correctly, you will invariably get a better education at home. public schools these days are nothing more than glorified daycare centers. I would wager that for the last 3-4 years I taught, at least 75% of my time was spent dealing with discipline problems and administrative bull**** instead of actually teaching.

    now, there are those nutters that pull their kids from public school because they are religious zealots and then don't teach them dick at home. I feel sorry for those kids.
    The people, if they care about their children, will do something about this.
    I say that we throw all the kids who are undisciplined in prison, now, along with the "parents".
    Those remaining can then be taught to be production citizens,.
    Think, I am kidding ?
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    I am just saving time and trouble ...this alternative must be presented to the undisciplined parents and they must make a decision.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The people, if they care about their children, will do something about this.
    I say that we throw all the kids who are undisciplined in prison, now, along with the "parents".
    Those remaining can then be taught to be production citizens,.
    Think, I am kidding ?
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    I am just saving time and trouble ...this alternative must be presented to the undisciplined parents and they must make a decision.

    to hell with prison, let's just execute them. poison them with some nasty crap and then blame it on some crap that was imported from China.
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    Re: Is it time we change the federal age of adulthood?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't like the idea of age-based adulthood at all. People don't all mature at the some rate. I know some people who are nowhere near mature enough for adulthood at 21 and others who are ready at 16. I would prefer a system where maturity is tested to allow access to 'adult' rights (i.e. driving, owning a gun, owning property, joining the military, drinking, gambling, etc.). I realize this is unrealistic though, so I'm okay leaving it at 18 and lowering the drinking age.
    Some interesting and innovative ideas.
    But why "unrealistic" ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Some interesting and innovative ideas.
    But why "unrealistic" ?
    because if you require a test, you will be depriving "some" people of their rights...and, god forbid, we step on anyone's rights to be a retard.
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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?
    Common knowledge for most : "bad" kids come from poor parenting....
    Some bad kids come from "suspect" parenting.
    Society that cares not is a contributing factor.

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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.
    I feel sorry for your children.
    And I am one of the liberal douchebags.
    And, remember this, all children are "home schooled", even when parents try to evade this responsibility. The outcomes are in prison, or dead.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    because if you require a test, you will be depriving "some" people of their rights...and, god forbid, we step on anyone's rights to be a retard.
    Rights can be(??) and/or should be removed when people are not responsible.....The "test" for this, however, is difficult.
    Yes, people do have the right to be stupid, I see it all the time, If I am not careful, I can be the "seen" one.

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