should the U.S. drinking age be lowered to 18

United States
February 6, 2007 5:43pm CST
Why should people of 18 years of age be able to defend their country but not be able to get a buzz from a little alcohol?
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@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Definately, this past Saturday night I took my daughter to a karaoke pub for her 18th Birthday and the bartender had told us to leave because she wasn't 21.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Oh man, that sucks, I would of been so mad if that happened to me. Hope the birthday went well overall.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thans
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Hi Scottdy--I just wanted to let you know I finally was able to get my daughter into a karaoke pub last night and she sang beautiful. Everyone in the room was looking in amaze.
@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Dear God no. Half the 21 year olds can't handle drinking responsible. The last thing they should do is lower it. Trust me, our under age service men have no problem geting drunk.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
If the government can legally call you an adult at 18, you should be able to drink. You don't have to ask anyone's permission at that point to get married and I think that's a lot more serious than a drink. Plus, most people are already drinking by then anyways. And hello, you can serve your country but not drink?! I'm so with you on that one! I don't drink myself and never will but I won't understand how you can be an "adult" and still not be able to act as one.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I believe 18 year old in America are way irresponsible than those of Canada and Mexico. Americans are spoiled with to much lesisure time and not enough sense. LOL
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