Drinking Age Debate - Coffeyville, KS

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Coffeyville, KS.

Should the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18?

Coffeyville says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
18
Yes, 18 is better.
 
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toilet face

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Dec 5, 2011
 
old enough to go to war, old enough to drink
FrogDozer

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Dec 6, 2011
 
18 yr olds are not responisble or mature enough to beable to drink freely. Honestly neither are 21 yr. olds.
a-person

Coffeyville, KS

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Dec 6, 2011
 
Fine, if you have a military i.d. card then they should allow you to drink. If not, then keep the age the same....

“Yep _ I'm Robert L. Lorth, II”

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Dec 6, 2011
 
Many 30, 40 and 50 year olds are also not responsible enough to be able to drink freely.

If someone is deemed an adult and saddled with the responsibility of being an adult - subject to the draft, able to go to war, subject to adult punishment for crimes, able to indebt themselves to Wall Street Bankers, able to marry and have children without permission - they should be entitled to all the perks - and that includes being able to buy liquor, get drunk and puke on their brand new shoes.

Oh yeah, I know it's scary - but so is letting them own guns.

Since: Aug 11

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Dec 7, 2011
 
TomPierce-JustAThought wrote:
Many 30, 40 and 50 year olds are also not responsible enough to be able to drink freely.
If someone is deemed an adult and saddled with the responsibility of being an adult - subject to the draft, able to go to war, subject to adult punishment for crimes, able to indebt themselves to Wall Street Bankers, able to marry and have children without permission - they should be entitled to all the perks - and that includes being able to buy liquor, get drunk and puke on their brand new shoes.
Oh yeah, I know it's scary - but so is letting them own guns.
I can't fault your logic TP and not arguing either way but there is also that little deal of not having to have an ID to buy illegal drugs. If someone has a pre disposition to get high by what ever means then not a lot can be done other than jail them if caught and that can also be argued either way as to whether it is a deterrent. hagd

Since: Mar 11

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#7
Dec 7, 2011
 
If you're old enough to register for the draft, you're old enough to buy a beer. Enough said.

Since: Mar 11

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Dec 7, 2011
 
I agree with Toilet Face, Tom Pierce and Beener... if you're old enough to register for the draft, you're old enough to belly up to the bar.
GEEZ

Neodesha, KS

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#9
Dec 9, 2011
 
under age drinking leads to death heck so does over age drinking ban drinking mary jan has many great uses and hasnt ever killed anyone peace
Gary Peterson

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#11
Dec 11, 2011
 
No, 21 is fine.

Since: Mar 11

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Dec 11, 2011
 
Gary Peterson wrote:
No, 21 is fine.
No, no it's not. Why don't you stick to the Salt Lake City forum. K DB?
Alkie

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Jan 20, 2012
 
If it is legal for you to join the military, be charged as an adult, have children and get married, you should be able to drink.
Doll Baby

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Jan 20, 2012
 
Actually my opinion is the drinking law nationwide should be age 25. Too many traffic accident are caused by underage drivers where intoxicants or drugs were being used.
Military

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Jan 21, 2012
 
I think think they should follow the rules we had in cali on post 18 for beer 21 for harder

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Jan 21, 2012
 
Military wrote:
I think think they should follow the rules we had in cali on post 18 for beer 21 for harder

When I was stationed in California in the late 70's the rules was - if you're old enough to die for your country - you're old enough to drink on base.
k-boo

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#18
Feb 21, 2012
 
i think 18 is better i mean they can alreadyy buy cigarettes so why not alchohal?? makes no sense when all these 18-20 year olds gettin minor in cosumptions but yet there are 18 its some bull..
Mary

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#19
Feb 22, 2012
 
no age limit get government out of my booze let the free market thrive
Confused

Coffeyville, KS

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#20
Jun 30, 2012
 
Feel very strongly about this one. If you are old enough to make the decision or be drafted to die for whatever reason the government decides. Then your old enough to do ANYTHING that a 21 year old can.
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#21
Jul 1, 2012
 
If your old enough to go to war you should be old enough to drink
Be the difference

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Jul 1, 2012
 
They should just stop making booze all together, and guns, and drugs, and cigarettes, and porn. Find a more positive way to have fun that won't get you or anyone else killed. Be smarter than the substances they let you think you have control of. Stop being blind! Or, forget I sugested this, and continue to mask your reality, there can be a better way. The choice is yours, what you do with it defines who you really are. As far as the "if you're old enough to go to war" bit no one should ever use this as an excuse to drink! Although, I do agree with it, I do feel that it should be looked at this way, if you drink every day more than a six pack, it doesn't matter how old you are, you shouldn't be drinking anyway, get help! If you're 18 and you drink a few beers after work, as long as you don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle, or go out looking for a fight, then I don't see any harm in that. Still though, there are other ways to have fun and relax, drinking dosen't have to be it. Look to better youselves everyday and who knows maybe one day we will be worth fighting for. Just saying.
Buck Naked

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Jul 1, 2012
 
Be the difference wrote:
They should just stop making booze all together, and guns, and drugs, and cigarettes, and porn. Find a more positive way to have fun that won't get you or anyone else killed. Be smarter than the substances they let you think you have control of. Stop being blind! Or, forget I sugested this, and continue to mask your reality, there can be a better way. The choice is yours, what you do with it defines who you really are. As far as the "if you're old enough to go to war" bit no one should ever use this as an excuse to drink! Although, I do agree with it, I do feel that it should be looked at this way, if you drink every day more than a six pack, it doesn't matter how old you are, you shouldn't be drinking anyway, get help! If you're 18 and you drink a few beers after work, as long as you don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle, or go out looking for a fight, then I don't see any harm in that. Still though, there are other ways to have fun and relax, drinking dosen't have to be it. Look to better youselves everyday and who knows maybe one day we will be worth fighting for. Just saying.
Dont think we need the government taking away our guns,beer and nude magazines.lol Not saying those things are moral or even right but the fact is you are free to choose for the time being. Bottom line if you your old enough to give your life for your country (willing or forced by a draft) it should be YOUR choice to experience life the way you choose as long as its not unlawful.

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