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Originally posted by Darth Logan
They raised it for a reason. The EMT crew's got tired of picking up pieces and parts of drunk driving teenagers on the roads and highway's.
No one forces you to join the military and the same goes with smoking and voting.
And none of the above alter your preception to the point to where you can't keep a 2 ton automobile on your side of the road.
Originally posted by elevatedone
I actually agree with you.
I don't like the 18 for everyone, but definitely for our fighting men and women.
[edit on 10-6-2008 by elevatedone]
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
How little you know of history.
What has changed is that OTHER THINGS (contracts, weddings, etc.) have been lowered, but the drinking age has stayed the same.
As to the military drinking age...I served in the early 80's (Navy)...it's always been 18 on a US base...whenever your out "local" wherever "local" might be, your subject to the local laws...
Fort Bliss Raises Drinking Age To 21
The military base in the far West Texas desert stood as the last Army post in America where if you were old enough to fight and die for your country, you were old enough to drink a beer.
But the party is over at Fort Bliss.
Citing too many drunken-driving crashes and arrests and too many fights, the new commanding general has raised the drinking age on base from 18 to 21, bringing 17,000-soldier Fort Bliss into line with what has been the law in the rest of Texas since 1986.