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December 2nd, 2012 - Cindy-754558 said:

No, 21 is young enough, and I actually think the voting age should be raised if it weren't for our young 18 yr olds serving our country...or make them pass a test so they know about the govt. Too many youngins/Tweeters got on the Band Wagon for Obama and didn't even know who VP or Sec of State was.

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November 25th, 2012 - Marsha-847456 said:

The drinking age should be lowered to 18, as it was in my day. If you can be in combat and possibly lose your life, you should be considered mature enough to drink at 18. Agree 100% w/ Deborah.

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June 28th, 2012 - Patricia-706626 said:

No

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May 27th, 2012 - Julie-861702 said:

No

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December 15th, 2011 - Deborah-790049 said:

18-because one can vote and be killed in war

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September 17th, 2011 - Freddie-714102 said:

How about everything be 18? This would reduce accidents, and bring equity to the situation where a Marine or soldier is turned away from a bar after coming back from the field.

Otherwise, be prepared to make everything 21. All this overlap is inconsistent. Voter? Taxpayer? Then adult, says I.

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August 26th, 2010 - Katherine-480844 said:

no, no & no!!!

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January 6th, 2009 - John-4627 said:

First off, I have to agree with Paddy (from the UK). Parents teaching responsibility is the only way to go, as with anything. The law does nothing if the morale is not in the heart.

Second off. I work on a college campus, one of the best in the US. I see drunken college students all the time, especially some 3 days a week on the weekend. And, especially the freshmen. I see them act like idiots all the time. College is a time for experimentation. If they don't do it then, and learn from their mistakes, they'll make them when it counts not to, at some 30-40 years of age. Whether they have children or not. Most people quit binging, if they are smart, after college.

Third off. They can vote, smoke, go to night clubs, go to some less honorable type adult clubs, and be drafted for the military, all at age 18. All of these are adult activities. Yet somehow, they cannot try alcohol, which is also an adult activity.

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January 5th, 2009 - Angela-102635 said:

The reason the age is set for 21 is that a man's brain doesn't develop until age 22 and women's at 20 so they made it 21. If they would tell people that there would be less talk about the government making the age at a certain level to make young kids mad. Also why would you want alcohol legal at 18-19 there are still kids in highschool at that age.

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March 21st, 2008 - John-304395 said:

Stepahnie-what about the effect of wounds suffered by 18-20 year olds from bullets,shrapnel,mortars and artillery fire on their developing brains? This question for me is a no-brainer(no pun intended).

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March 15th, 2008 - Jennifer-324537 said:

I agree with Kyle. If they are able to fight and die for this country then they should be able to drink.

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March 13th, 2008 - Irene-322994 said:

Anytime you engage in negative behavior in excess you are on a fast rode to destruction and lots of pain. I worked with this population and saw many pains and some success cases. Keep your faith if you truly want to change and know that it is possible to eliminate a bad habit if it is replaced by something positive. Keep a good positive support system and someone you can really disclose to and you will be successful. We need others so don't try doing it by yourself. If the drinking age is lowered we will just be accepting an already out of control population of alcoholics who already make some bad choices as adults. It is true that underage drinking does exist but we don't need to encourage young adults age 20 and younger to drink while they are just new in adjusting to adult rules and regulations - it can be too overwhelming.

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March 12th, 2008 - Tracey-14882 said:

I think we need consistency in this country. You are legally an adult and thereby the prey of creditors at age 18. Choose one or t'other.

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March 12th, 2008 - Mike-189484 said:

I think the real problem is that most young people aren't given any life training in being responsible. Little kids grow up to be big kids so they get in trouble.

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March 11th, 2008 - John-304395 said:

I agree Christine!!!

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March 11th, 2008 - John-304395 said:

I know it is a cliche but if they are old enough to fight and die for our country and way of life then they should be able to buy a drink.(Most that want to are doing so anyway).

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