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Drinking age limit

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
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What are your thoughts on the drinking age limit? Here in Ontario is 19 years-old and in Quebec (which is about an 30 minutes drive) it's 18 years-old.

To me, I always found it ridiculous that you have to be 21 years-old in the United Stares. To me, 18 is the perfect age, but I don't have a problem with 19, either.

Thoughts?
 

Impact

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I've always thought that 18 made sense as the drinking age. You're legally considered an adult in other aspects (voting,etc) so why not when it comes to making decisions about what you put in your body?
 

Konshentz

Konshentz
I'm fine with 18, 19 or 21. I was never a fan of bars/clubs, so it was never an issue for me. My peak drinking years were from 15-18. Hell, by the time I was legally able to drink, I was actually kind of bored with it. Haha.
 

BourneofDarkness15

Registered Member
I have no issue with it being 21 in the U.S., quite frankly a lot of people find a way to get ahold of it even before that especially in my state. But I think 21 is better.
 

Crypticshock

Registered Member
21 is stupid. You have a lot of sports teams... Any one younger than 21 has Apple juice? You can vote but not drink. Smoke? Star in porno? Drive? It's a joke. Drop it to 19 and enjoy to 2 extra years a cash!
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
I'm fine with 21, don't need more drunks on the road. If you are a soldier you can buy alcohol on base at 18.

I had not problem getting alcohol at 15, 16 etc. My girlfriends mom kept beer in the refrigerator and we helped ourselves. Never was crazy about bars.
 

Crypticshock

Registered Member
Same amount of people on the roads. How many people do you know that actually wait until 21? It's a bullshit number. You're an adult at 18. There's of shit tonne of stuff you can do like porn, vote and drive to name a few but you wait 3 years to have a beer legally? Ha.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
Sounds like to me you are saying since we allow other things at an earlier age we should also allow drinking. Since you can drive at 16 maybe we just allow drinking, voting and everything else at that age or raise it all to 21.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I think 21 is random and stupid. When I was growing up, it was 18. It was raised to 21 in Michigan in 1978. Part of the reasoning behind raising the minimum age was to combat drunk driving. Hey here's an idea - let's educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving, or even the dangers of drinking to excess, rather than forbidding them to do it. Because we all know how well prohibition worked out.
 
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