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.
Exacly, its blackmail. Its way around making it a federal law. Some states don't feel the drinking age has to be at 21. THE madd people made this on a federal level. I don't think the states should be buyllied into this law.
the point is they will find a loop hole.
tell that to the insurance policy makers? or ugh... the druggies or the pushers and the pimps..
hey throw in a commercial influence or two; they'll be hurting. a vast majority of teens; as if the pills and cough syrup abuse was not enough
maybe if weed is lgalized frist then I'd say maybe ok...
funny post man!
How is weed ok to legize but not booze? YOu do realize the agrument to keep weed out of people the same as booze. They are scared of more car accendents. Don't you think the drugg lords acutally like this drining age because it makes there seem drugs easier to get?
You do know the teens iam talking about are ADULTS not mintors. So if they hurt themselves that is there fault.
I want people to look at somthing.
Here is a list of drinking ages almost every country in the world has it at 18 and the only western nation to have it as high as 21.
Anyone who open there mouth and fights back is just whinny immature teen right? I advoate that if my personal drinking age is 30 then you are not allowed to have children. (or sex)
"not much drunk sex though"
Thx science a fraud like you doesn't have children.
"As for Ryan, the fact is that social drinkers actually live longer, are happier, make friends more easily and in general live better lives than non-drinker"
I never disputed that. Actually, people are binge drinking those few times a month that they do drink. Some say its because of the drinking age.
That is sad you don't even get to have sex. Lets had jerking it to the list to make you really suffer.
I don't understand what you are babbling about. I said the fact is the drinking age is killing more people then its saving and its infringing on my right to do what i wish iwth my body and infringing of parents rights to teach there kids how to drink responsible. If that is whining then the presidentual debates are televised whining.
Spoken by like a true facist. The federal government I know for a fact doesn't have that right.The federal government had to black mail states into making the drinking age 21 by with holding funding. Its a loop hole. It should be plugged in. Some states are alright with the drinking age beign 18 or 19.
Yes we do have the right to do what we wish with our body. Its your body. You have the choice to get an aboration. You have the choice of getting surgery but when it comes to drinking or drugs you don't. That is what is called a hypocrisy.
btw parents have the right to raise there children as they see fit. Teaching them to drinking is what some parents do.
That is sad you don't even get to have sex.
I guess you have never heard of asexuals.
whatever you want to your own body, since your parents can make decisions for you. way to contradict yourself.
Acutally I don't. When I said bring the drinking to 18 I mean it. As in 18 years olds should be able to buy booze and drink it. When you are under 18 you don't but I think parents should decide that not the government. The reason why I say 18 because 18 is the age of adulthood. When Say A person has a right to there own body. I mean people who are adults under the law but you knew that already. You were just trying to find a hole that wasn't there to discredit me because your a troll.
"all people who allow abortions and restrict drugs are claiming you have a right to do as you please to your body."
That what they are saying. The agurment about abortion is that women have a right to make a decision to remove the baby from there body because its her right to say what stays in or what goes out. I am saying adults have the right to insert booze into there body but the pro choice people don't seem pro choice they seem more like pro-aboration rights. I think the problem I have when they call themselves pro choice because that implys people have a choice what goes on with there bodies. That is not what they are advocating just the right to have an aboration if you want one.