What age should be legal for people to drink 18 or 21?

@dbcraff (162)
United States
February 15, 2007 4:57pm CST
This has always bothered me. Why is it you are old enough to die for your country at the age of 18 and vote but, you can't drink until 21? I think it should be legal at 18. After all you are considered an adult?
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• United States
16 Feb 07
It makes no sense at all. All those old timers that got to drink when they were 18 think we should wait untl 21 because of all the stupid things they did. They survived though didn't they. I really don't know how a government can tell you what to put in your own body.
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@dbcraff (162)
• United States
16 Feb 07
You have a point about the goverment getting to involved I think.
• United States
16 Feb 07
i think rather than lowering the drinking age they should raise the age to join the armed forces i agree if your concidered old enough to die then you should have all the adult perks that go with that!
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@dbcraff (162)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Yes, I agree wholeheartedly.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Feb 07
It's 18 in England, shame few people wait that long really. There were boys in my year at school joined the forces at 16, this is going back to the 80's it might be older now, they could get married, have kids, smoke but not drink. Looking back now we were still kids ourselves. At 18 people seem a bit more grown up and aware of their decisssions, the thing is there are so many things that are just as big that you can do younger, laws are strange sometimes.
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@dbcraff (162)
• United States
16 Feb 07
WOW at 16!!!! I thoguht 18 was to young. I guess us in U.S. shouldn't be complaing about the age to join the armed forces. And Yes laws are strange sometimes.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I think it should be 18 also. Especially since teenagers don't care about the restriction and drink anyway. The law doesn't seem to prosecute them that much either. So what is the point of the age being that high then?
@dbcraff (162)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I really don't know what the consequences are? I know they get arrested alot. It really doesn't matter to me as long as people aren't getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking.
@men82in (1270)
• India
16 Feb 07
Above 21 is recommendable providing the person must to fulfill the norms for self attainment in all walks of future life. We have to see the tropical condition also. Legal bindings cannot count for men or women due to their coordination with weather. The age limit criterio rises after ther person becomes mentally matured only. Hence its definitely above 21 even more. Also it may depend on the countries culture.
@hinaomar (1426)
• Pakistan
16 Feb 07
as it is harmul so i think it should be illegal for every age.as health is very impotant in every age so why it is allowed after 18 or something.