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I just sat through and eight hour alchohol class and I can asnwer that question right now. No they do not. America is the nation of "you tell me I can't so I will".
Mom says, that skirt is too short, the child puts on a longer skirt and stashes the short one in her bag and changes at school.
Dad says, you can't go out with that boy, the girl, dates him behind her parents back. Mom and dad say drugs are bad, even though they got "stoned" a time or two, the kid says, well, mom and dad say it's bad so it MUST be good.
We were founded on puritanical beliefs and we as a whole, rebel.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
reply to post by Stop-loss!
Technically, it is still up to the States to decide their legal drinking age, but with the strong-arm of the federal government and holding money over their heads, they acquiesce to the federal demand of 21.
Originally posted by Lacey5842
I am still friends with the crowd I went to school with and I find it incredibly frustrating talking to them about the things that are happening today because they kind of listen with a blank stare and when I have finished they giggle and proceed to talk about what was on X factor the night before or what Lady Gaga's up to.
This is the generation I grew up with so what will the next generation be like.
My point is the underage rebellion is helping the government to cover up a lot of what they are doing because, as I have seen myself from my friends, by the time these kids become adults they are so dumbed down that they are incredibly easy to manipulate and deceive that they believe everything the government and MSM tells them.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by Lacey5842]