Drinking Age Debate - Columbus, OH

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Columbus, OH.

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

Columbus says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
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Yes, 18 is better.
 
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“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

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#65
Dec 15, 2011
 
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>I'm in my 40's and still make mistakes. I guess according to you, I'm not allowed to imbibe in a beer.
Some are still wary of allowing you to drive...
GlitterSucks

Columbus, OH

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#66
Dec 16, 2011
 
We the People 1787 wrote:
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Some are still wary of allowing you to drive...
I'm a very careful driver. I only do 55 mph on the freeway in the fast lane. Safety first!
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Chillicothe, OH

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#67
Dec 16, 2011
 
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a very careful driver. I only do 55 mph on the freeway in the fast lane. Safety first!
That's not driving careful...55 in the fast lane. your in your 40's, not 80's. Move out of my way sister.{/;>O

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

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#68
Dec 16, 2011
 
The highway speed limit is 65 unless posted otherwise! Most residential neighborhoods are 25 unless posted otherwise... normally slower. School zones, with lights flashing, are 20 mph! Am I to believe that you would impede traffic because YOU choose to do less than the posted speed limit! Does this mean that you speed in neighborhoods and school zones, becuase you want to get home faster? Just asking...
GlitterSucks

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Dec 16, 2011
 
Boomer7 wrote:
The highway speed limit is 65 unless posted otherwise! Most residential neighborhoods are 25 unless posted otherwise... normally slower. School zones, with lights flashing, are 20 mph! Am I to believe that you would impede traffic because YOU choose to do less than the posted speed limit! Does this mean that you speed in neighborhoods and school zones, becuase you want to get home faster? Just asking...
55 is my number; doesn't matter, highway, side street, school zone...

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#70
Jan 17, 2012
 
There is to many 18 and younger doing withiut permission and killing themselfs or others.

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Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

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#71
Jan 17, 2012
 
slbaxla wrote:
There is to many 18 and younger doing withiut permission and killing themselfs or others.
Is that post in Ebonics?

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#72
Jan 18, 2012
 
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>Is that post in Ebonics?
Apparently drinking hard, 21 or not.
James

Delaware, OH

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#73
Jan 18, 2012
 
Frontal lob development has not fully taken place, and the introduction of a mind altering intoxicant is not a bit proper.

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#74
Jan 18, 2012
 
James wrote:
Frontal lob development has not fully taken place, and the introduction of a mind altering intoxicant is not a bit proper.
Seriously, kids have been drinking before 21 for a very long time, has nothing to do with what the drinking age is..

BTW, 18 seems to work fine in Canada, and if you think teenagers haven't crossed the boarder to hit the bars you are fooling yourself.
Emily

Columbus, OH

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#75
Jan 19, 2012
 
When I traveled to Germany for the summer, I saw the kids there and how they handled alcohol so responsibly as compared to American teenagers. (Their drinking age is 16 for beer, 18 for liquor) Perhaps we could consider a graduated law like this, 18 for beer/wine, 21 for liquor. It teaches you how to be more responsible and learn your limits. Also, 18--you're an adult--I rest my case.

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#76
Jan 19, 2012
 
Emily wrote:
When I traveled to Germany for the summer, I saw the kids there and how they handled alcohol so responsibly as compared to American teenagers.(Their drinking age is 16 for beer, 18 for liquor) Perhaps we could consider a graduated law like this, 18 for beer/wine, 21 for liquor. It teaches you how to be more responsible and learn your limits. Also, 18--you're an adult--I rest my case.
I don't know if it has so much to do with "learning your limits". I think has more to do with the fact that it is not a forbidden fruit. The part missing from your example above is that in those countries while the drinking age is lower, many children are introduce to alcohol at an earlier age. Many will start drinking wine before they are 10. Sure it is a mix of probably a splash of wine and the rest water, but children aren't told how horrible it is, and removed from its presence. It goes back to the premise- everything in moderation.

I was introduced to alcohol at a fairly early age- I can hear the screams of child abuse now. No I wasn't given a six pack, but once in a while if my parents had friends over I would get a couple sips of beer. On New years I might get a two finger pour of champagne to be part of the celebration. It never hurt me, in fact to this day I am not much of a drinker. An occasional beer while watching football, a few drinks at New Years. Even in college, I didn't need to drink every night like many did, perhaps a six pack on the weekend with the occasional party where I would over due it.

The point is, I knew what it was and it wasn't a big deal. I didn't look for the party crowd in high school so I could "try" that wonderful concoction that only adults were allowed to enjoy.
Jason Romine

Columbus, OH

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#77
May 26, 2012
 
Every college kid knows somebody he can get alcohol from.

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#78
Jul 19, 2012
 
no. surely no!
James

Wheelersburg, OH

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#79
Feb 3, 2013
 
Young people basically do not act responsible period either 18 or 21 years of age. Raise it to 25 period.

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