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jshafted Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-04 11:39 PM
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13. 18 perhaps 19 like in Canada
18 19 and 20 year olds are physically and psychologically vastly different from 16 and 17 year olds. Current law forces these 18 19 and 20 year olds to do their drinking (which they WILL do) in secret, at house parties or college frat parties which charge admission. In any area where they are engaging in an already illegal act for profit, these party throwers have no incentive to keep out 16 or 17 year olds (especially girls, for what is a college party without women). Male adults tend to prey on younger women, if you want a reason for increasing sexualization of adolescent girls, I propose that forcing these Adults in to a situation where they are allowed to party with drunken adolescents is an invitation to predators.
The alternative situation where 18 year olds can drink in bars or college parties legally make an incentive for providers of alcohol to ID, because their main customers would be 18 and older.
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  -Should America's legal drinking age be lowered to 18? JibJab  Oct-04-04 09:55 PM   #0 
  - no  JohnKleeb   Oct-04-04 09:56 PM   #1 
  - Yes, and the driving age should be raised to 21  RationalRose   Oct-04-04 09:58 PM   #2 
  - I like this idea nt  Cozmosis   Oct-04-04 11:52 PM   #17 
  - I'd say eighteen for both...  ritc2750   Oct-05-04 09:54 AM   #25 
  - I was going to say the exact same thing!  rbnyc   Oct-05-04 10:24 AM   #31 
  - dont worry rose...  MAlibdem   Oct-05-04 01:14 PM   #43 
  - If you can go DIE IN IRAQ, you are OLD ENOUGH TO DRINK A FUCKING BEER!  The Nation   Oct-04-04 09:58 PM   #3 
  - ::Nods Muchly::  NamVetsWeeLass   Oct-04-04 11:44 PM   #16 
  - Troops stationed overseas in countries where the drinking age  RivetJoint   Oct-05-04 10:22 AM   #29 
  - f*ck that. I'm all for prohibition!  Guy Fawkes   Oct-04-04 09:59 PM   #4 
  - you puritan  JohnKleeb   Oct-04-04 10:00 PM   #5 
  - No  Columbia   Oct-04-04 10:00 PM   #6 
  - Either that, or make it illegal to join the military until you're 21.  NightTrain   Oct-04-04 10:03 PM   #7 
  - I respectfully disagree....  Jokinomx   Oct-04-04 10:07 PM   #8 
  - yes, i thought the poll was nicely stacked. nt  JibJab   Oct-04-04 10:28 PM   #9 
  - I understand that, but  Book Lover   Oct-04-04 10:32 PM   #11 
  - Valid Points Book Lover....  Jokinomx   Oct-05-04 09:18 AM   #20 
  - Same here  Biased Liberal Media   Oct-04-04 11:42 PM   #14 
     - Welcome to the Underground BLM....:-)  Jokinomx   Oct-05-04 09:19 AM   #21 
  - Lower it to 13.  Endangered Specie   Oct-04-04 10:29 PM   #10 
  - Absolutely  TSIAS   Oct-04-04 10:46 PM   #12 
  - 18 perhaps 19 like in Canada  jshafted   Oct-04-04 11:39 PM   #13 
  - Yes. The drinking age was 18 when I was 18.  notmyprez   Oct-04-04 11:43 PM   #15 
  - That's exactly what happened, and it made not one bit of difference  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-05-04 12:38 AM   #18 
     - They still sell beer at the Rathskeller.  JonathanChance   Oct-05-04 09:41 AM   #23 
     - But, in Wisconsin kids of ANY AGE can legally drink  RivetJoint   Oct-05-04 10:20 AM   #28 
  - Works fine here in New Zealand  onebigbadwulf   Oct-05-04 12:46 AM   #19 
  - You forgot a third option:  JCCyC   Oct-05-04 09:27 AM   #22 
  - I don't see the point to even having a drinking age  liontamer   Oct-05-04 09:48 AM   #24 
  - get rid of it completely  lil-petunia   Oct-05-04 10:01 AM   #26 
  - No, but I'm not a freeper  noonwitch   Oct-05-04 10:05 AM   #27 
  - Maybe if it was raised to 24  JCCyC   Oct-05-04 10:23 AM   #30 
  - It would be nice to have no drinking age  LeviathanCrumbling   Oct-05-04 11:08 AM   #32 
  - Do the cops know about you?  HEyHEY   Oct-05-04 11:09 AM   #34 
  - Ha, well I had ment for them to be read as  LeviathanCrumbling   Oct-05-04 01:11 PM   #42 
  - Like in Wisconsin!  RivetJoint   Oct-05-04 11:49 AM   #39 
  - 19 at least  HEyHEY   Oct-05-04 11:08 AM   #33 
  - Why?  RivetJoint   Oct-05-04 11:50 AM   #40 
  - I still find it ridiculous...  VelmaD   Oct-05-04 11:15 AM   #35 
  - And old enough to die for you country  HEyHEY   Oct-05-04 11:17 AM   #36 
  - 19  bif   Oct-05-04 11:32 AM   #37 
  - I asked my 23 year old son  ismnotwasm   Oct-05-04 11:45 AM   #38 
  - Yes.  Chovexani   Oct-05-04 12:05 PM   #41 
  - I'd be inclined to say yes, but I am not sure its a good idea  Nikia   Oct-05-04 03:54 PM   #44 
  - No.  YellowRubberDuckie   Oct-05-04 03:59 PM   #45 
  - 18 to31  Mr.Green93   Oct-05-04 04:03 PM   #46 
  - Make it a buying age  Sympleesmshn   Oct-05-04 04:25 PM   #47 
 

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