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Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
No. While I harbor a libertarian view in regards to personal freedom, especially for the intake of drugs and alcohol, I strongly doubt the gov't will lower the drinking age due to better beer quality. This would be like suggesting they make MJ legal because of a rise in quality; not going to happen.
I also like the drinking age where its at; I don't want to see 14-year-old kids infesting (current) 21+ bars and clubs, or coming out to 21+ shows. Kids already get drunk enough without worrying about the drinking age, I don't care so much about that as I do them ruining adult venues.
Originally posted by Goldcurrent
I don't get the drinking age being set at 21 in the U.S. at all.
How can this law even be constitutional? It's age discrimination.
Originally posted by Ookie
Alcohol needs banned, not encouraged. Lower the age limit? Are you serious? The only drug out there that comes close to the devastation wreaked by alcohol is crystal meth. Crack doesn't come close, neither does heroin. Alcohol is the worst possible thing to give a teenager. Those who advocate doing so are advocating child abuse.
How many thousands of families has beer alone destroyed? How many dead? Last I read it was 200,000 PER YEAR. And you want to start our kids off drinking this poison even younger? Who cares what it tastes like? It's poison!!! When I was young the age was 18. And every 18 year old I knew was an alcoholic. You want 18 year old kids in bars? What is wrong with you?
Am I the only one who sees a beer in the hand of most every man who beats his wife? Here in America men drink beer all day the go home and punch their wife in the face a few times and piss on themselves before passing out. And you want more of this? Why? Beer is not Koolaid. It is not soda pop. It's a lethal poison that kills people and families. Promoting it is the lowest of behaviors.
Originally posted by petrus4
Why bother changing the law to allow people to do what they want, when you can just throw them in jail, instead?