Drinking Age Debate - Dandridge, TN

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Dandridge, TN.

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

Dandridge says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
7
Yes, 18 is better.
 
6

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WatchDog

United States

#1 Dec 7, 2011
The law states a person is an adult at 18 except for drinking and entering a building that allows smoking. At 18 a person can have a permit to sell beer but can't drink. They can buy and smoke tobacco but can't enter a building that allows smoking. The court send an 18 year old adult to jail for underage drinking.

Either change the law to 18 for everything or make 21 the legal adult age.
Yup

Morristown, TN

#2 Dec 7, 2011
!8 year old Americans are not mature enough to drink. Most 21 year olds are not amture enough.
Yup

Morristown, TN

#3 Dec 7, 2011
It boils down to maturity and most Americans 18 year olds are not mature enough to drink.
WatchDog

United States

#4 Dec 7, 2011
Yup wrote:
It boils down to maturity and most Americans 18 year olds are not mature enough to drink.
then change the law to 21 to be an adult. Then you can't send anyone under 21 to adult court since they are not mature enough to accountable.

At 18 they are mature enough to die for this country in combat but not drink a beer.
GOOD DAWG

Knoxville, TN

#5 Dec 7, 2011
Couldn't have said it better.

And to Yup, just a thought... It seems 18 year olds aren't mature enough to drink but they are old enough to give them a gun and trust them to kill men, women and children in the name of our country.
Now isn't that something for us to be proud of.
At least agree that, if, they serve in the military, they have EARNED the right to drink.

And possibly any 14 year old who has banged his hot teacher, should get a drinking "permit" also.

It's a stupid ass law, that we didn't vote for, and it can ruin a young person's life direction, in a heartbeat. Just one more liberal decision that was shoved down our throats with bad information, designed to save the world, that hasn't changed a damn thing, but generates more money for the government and lawyers. They can vote, they can kill and die for their country, they can be tried as adults, but they are not "mature" enough to have a drink. And if their parents or freinds supply them alcohol, to drink at home, they get their asses burned too. It's a bullshit law, "just like 55 saves lives", funny that one isn't around anymore, but how many of us paid billions for tickets over the last 30 years ?
Hell, even the "communist state" of Virginia is back to 70 mph on the interstates. What kind of stupid law lets you ride a damn motorcycle with out a helmet, or ride in the back of a truck, but writes you a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt ? A bullshit law.
concerced citizen

United States

#6 Dec 8, 2011
old enough to go to war, old enough to drink
Yup

Morristown, TN

#7 Dec 8, 2011
WatchDog wrote:
<quoted text> then change the law to 21 to be an adult. Then you can't send anyone under 21 to adult court since they are not mature enough to accountable.
At 18 they are mature enough to die for this country in combat but not drink a beer.
There is no draft anymore idiot! Age doesn;t make the man. I know some 40 year olds that are children. My point is that most (not all) 18 year olds are not mature enough to handle their lquor and be responsible. Don't bring that stupid military argument in this. People make the choice to join the military. They also make the choice to grow up and be mature, unfortunately most do not. 21 is the law and 21 is fine.
WatchDog

Knoxville, TN

#8 Dec 9, 2011
Yup wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no draft anymore idiot! Age doesn;t make the man. I know some 40 year olds that are children. My point is that most (not all) 18 year olds are not mature enough to handle their lquor and be responsible. Don't bring that stupid military argument in this. People make the choice to join the military. They also make the choice to grow up and be mature, unfortunately most do not. 21 is the law and 21 is fine.
Selective Service is still in effect. The military can draft any time the troop level falls below their needs. Had the economy not tanked, which always brings in more recruits, the military was considering a draft to add needed troops.

Once again I don't have a problem with 21 as drinking age. If your reason is maturity, then make the adult age 21 for everything. Anyone under 21 should not be in adult court, allowed to vote, marry, enter into a contract, and all the other adult issues.

If a person under 21 is not mature enough to drink, then they are not mature enough to sit on a jury.
Yup Yup Yup

Knoxville, TN

#9 Dec 9, 2011
Seems you are a little opinionated, and that wouldn't be so bad if every time someone else voiced their opinion you didn't resort to name calling. I side with the Dawg and you side with yourself. Fair is fair, call it 18 or call it 21.
You, Dawg, nor I, can change it, so I'm out.
Be Nicer.
WatchDog

United States

#10 Dec 9, 2011
Where did I resort to name calling? I believe it was you that call me an idiot for knowing the facts about the selective service.

As the old addage goes "Ignorance Is Bliss"
Richard Andrew

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Dec 13, 2011
Drinking age doesn't matter. I'm not even 21 yet and I'm a straight up alcoholic. DGAF
Beckyboo

Knoxville, TN

#12 Feb 7, 2012
Really it should be around 25. 21 is still not mature enough to handle alcohol.

Since: Jun 11

Kodak, TN

#13 May 18, 2012
First of all, if someone wants to drink, they will no matter what the age. Second, if our 18yr olds can join the military and fight in a war, but they cant have a drink, how stupid.

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