why is the drinking age 21 and yet ........

United States
October 11, 2008 11:34pm CST
an 18yo can go to war and die for a country! i just don't get it if your a legal adult shouldn't you be able to make your own decisions. Why is it okay to die in war? i don't understand this I'm sorry it may sound wack but i wouldn't want to die for a country i wouldn't wanna die for any thing or anyone other than my family! I'm not legally able to drink but i do anyways in special occasions I've always thought about this now i just want a second opinion! what do you think should someone this young go to war and risk dying? should an 18yo adult be able to drink or not?
4 responses
• United States
18 May 09
Does anyone follow that law anyways?
• United States
18 May 09
no and thats y its a stupid law! i got a ticket once cuz i was a minor under the influence! sucks!
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
12 Oct 08
It all boils down to the economy. Whatever makes the most money is the law.
• United States
12 Oct 08
thats so true! couse its always about the money!
• United States
13 Oct 08
I was going to say it is some weird morality issue, but that makes sence too.
@amoisan (240)
• Canada
12 Oct 08
im from canada and i think people should be able to drink at 18 because if you can go to war at 18 drive at 14 and work at 14 then why should you have to wait till 21 to drink a drink that you will have before 21 anyway.
• United States
12 Oct 08
its so true you will have the drink before anyways and will probably want it more because it is forbiden!
@besthope44 (12142)
• India
22 Aug 10
I feel Drinking is really a addiction and not easy to quit all of sudden. But good thing is there are many rehabilition center for helping to get rid of these habits. to make a great change in life..I dont drink but i helped my friends and few of them quit addiction to drinks