We are out of step from the rest of the world. Almost every western nation has it at 18. They realize that you can't call soemone too imature to make an adult decision and then call them an adult at the same time. 18 can join the military, can get married, OWN A GUN and own proptery but can't drink! A lot of people like to point out that it prevents car accsidents. I would like to point out the number of alohal related car accsidents have been going up since 1998 and the number of alcohal deaths related to alohcal abuse amoung teens has also gone up becuase they drink in private. Really all they did is take drinking out of the public squear for young people. They still drink Deaths still happen ehtier way. The way we have it now we are discrediting the law and adulthood in the eyes of young adults that break the drinking age law.
At least with lowering the drinking age to 18 we can start an agressive education compagian to encourage SAFE drinking at hightschools and colleges. Stastsiclly speaking in other european countries they have done this with sex and the amount of teen pregnancy went down. They probably still hvaing sex but its safe sex. That is the point. We gotten to the point of a society that we can be a little bad and deal with it.
Really i don't think the government should tell anyone want to put in there body. Its to them to make that choice and they are liable if that choice back fires.
I also would like to point out freedom isn't safe.
" Quite scary actually."
Yes it is scary. I am hope one day people will just wake and realize you can't force morality on people.
morality is a product of social influence. your parents forced morality on yoo. you know how we dont all run around killing each other? thats cause we forced morality on people. why do you got to school, or pay taxes, or listen to your parents? because they forced their beliefs on you when you were little and you internalized them.
travis, i dont know what society you live in, but modern western democracy is like a million times less puritanical than say, the Puritans.
Says the person born in 20th century western democracy.
You do understand why its called the social contract right?
Of course people still DO run around killing each other, just less of them than before.
"I guess John D, when you park in spaces meant for women, pregnant or not, you are saying you have no mother, wife, sister or daughter that you would like an able body man to make their life a little easier by opening a door, letting them park first or any other gentlemanly action."
I see nothing about men in here, perhaps you should say what you mean next time. I think any person ever would like an able bodied person to make their life a little easier. Btw, you excluded women by saying gentlemanly action. Women cant be nice too? Perhaps you really do believe in gender equality but you are just incapable of using gender neutral language, I dont know. Whatever you meant to say, your post was full of patriarchal gender oppression.