What should the legal drinking age be?

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  • September 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm #512865 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

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    #-o I think that eighteen is a good age…Becasue when kids are in school they either have there older friends buy for them or they are going to parties where there is alcohol & drinking it.. So I say make the legal age eighteen & that will cut down on all the sneakn around, & ticketing from from the cops.. Like writing DWI & stuff like that.. Plus @ the age of eighteen that is a legal age to get married and have kids..

    Why pull up a 3 year old topic… #-o[/quote:1cx9xzfi]Why ask Why ???

    September 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm #512866 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


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    #-o I think that eighteen is a good age…Becasue when kids are in school they either have there older friends buy for them or they are going to parties where there is alcohol & drinking it.. So I say make the legal age eighteen & that will cut down on all the sneakn around, & ticketing from from the cops.. Like writing DWI & stuff like that.. Plus @ the age of eighteen that is a legal age to get married and have kids..

    Why pull up a 3 year old topic… #-o[/quote:jkbyqlbv]Why ask Why ???[/quote:jkbyqlbv]

    Cause I felt like it.. [=}=]

    September 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm #512867 Back to Top REPORT
    clay
    Clay

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    I thought Tox was back. I’d like to see him here again.
    September 1, 2010 at 9:09 pm #512868 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

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    I thought Tox was back. I’d like to see him here again.

    You and I both! :thumbup

    September 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm #512869 Back to Top REPORT
    nc_thin_dawg
    NC Thin Dawg

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    If Your old enough to die for your country…You should be old enough to have a damn drink….

    Speak, you big old bar owner…… :^O

    "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday." John Wayne
    September 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm #512870 Back to Top REPORT
    nc_thin_dawg
    NC Thin Dawg

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    I was wondering…
    What is the legal drinking age in your state?
    What do you think the legal drinking age should be?

    Here in Switzerland, the legal drinking age is 16 for beer & wine and 18 for hard liquor.
    I like that and think it’s just right. Kids grow up under the tutelage of their parents with a normalized relationship to alcohol (It’s nothing special) in a society in which alcoholic beverages are a normal part of social life, and not when they are finally off on their own, or secretively.

    I have a son who will be turning 18 in a couple of days, and he’s been drinking a beer with me occasionally, or sometimes a glass of wine at the dinner table with us for the last 2 years. Over the weekend he had some friends over for an evening of poker, all of them having several beers, having some good wholesome fun. It’s good to have him and his friends around like that. I don’t have to worry at all about him. It’s in an open, trusting and responsible way.
    However, you’re not allowed to drive here until you’re 18. Thus kids have experience with alcohol before they drive and law enforcement against DUI is very strict, and it is not anywhere near as much of problem as in the US, at least not as much as in Montana.

    In Montana, my home state, the drinking age is 21, and I find kids (or more precisely young adults’) relationship to alcohol is in many cases really messed up there. We have lots of cases of binge drinking (a concept that doesn’t even exist here) when they are finally allowed to drink (or often before too), and the underage kids do it secretively anyway (without their parents supervision) and illegally. Since bar owners can lose their licenses if they sell even a beer to 18-21 y olds, these young adults go else where, in private to drink, and many of them end up getting DUIs, and endangering others on the road. Montana happens to have one of the worst records in the country for drunk driving.

    So, you are considered an adult at 18, you can vote, you can own weapons, you can sign up to serve your country in the military, but you still can’t have a beer.
    I think that’s pretty weird.

    Tox.[/quote:sygebu97]

    Europeans continue to tout their progressive attitude toward alcohol while trying to deal with the highest rate of alcoholism in the world. Oh well…. 8-|

    "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday." John Wayne
    September 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm #512871 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

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    :shock: This post is so old that when it was started if they were underage …they probably are legal now :^O

    Neil

    September 1, 2010 at 10:24 pm #512872 Back to Top REPORT
    rd59
    rd59

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    I think if I can go into the United States Armed Forces and fight for our country, I should be able to legally drink if I choose to do so.. [=}=]

    You can on base

    September 2, 2010 at 12:17 am #512873 Back to Top REPORT
    renegadex2
    RenegadeX2

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    If Your old enough to die for your country…You should be old enough to have a damn drink….

    I couldnt have put it better than that!!!!! :thumbup

    September 2, 2010 at 12:26 am #512874 Back to Top REPORT
    yorick
    yorick

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    Europeans continue to tout their progressive attitude toward alcohol while trying to deal with the highest rate of alcoholism in the world. Oh well…. 8-|[/quote:sh5qw267]

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    September 2, 2010 at 1:04 am #512875 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004

    I thought Tox was back. I’d like to see him here again.

    You and I both! :thumbup[/quote:fw0rf3rw]
    Me too!! :cry:

    September 2, 2010 at 1:07 am #512876 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004

    Europeans continue to tout their progressive attitude toward alcohol while trying to deal with the highest rate of alcoholism in the world. Oh well…. 8-|[/quote:ait2kftg]

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    It’s not progressive. It’s ages old cultures. Older than this country. This country had a tavern culture until prohibition 18th Amendment.

    September 2, 2010 at 1:09 am #512877 Back to Top REPORT
    buffalocounty_32
    BuffaloCounty_32

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    :shock: This post is so old that when it was started if they were underage …they probably are legal now :^O

    Neil[/quote:38kcyqko]
    :smt06 :^O

    September 2, 2010 at 1:10 am #512878 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

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    I think if I can go into the United States Armed Forces and fight for our country, I should be able to legally drink if I choose to do so.. [=}=]

    You can on base[/quote:y7jqplto]

    No they can’t…..

    September 2, 2010 at 1:11 am #512879 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006

    I thought Tox was back. I’d like to see him here again.

    You and I both! :thumbup[/quote:1auu2585]

    I’m glad he’s gone….

    He is one of the best examples of European there is. Anyone that is against gun ownership is not a person I want to share a room, oxygen, or anything else for that matter, with……

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