Inspired by PuppyLvr: Would you be in favor of abolishing the minimum drinking age?
Abolishing! No. Lowering? Absolutely.
I like the way some countries do it where starting at the age of 15 you can drink beer and wine and then you can start drinking liquor at the age of 18. Those countries have the lowest drink driving rates in general but mainly among young people.
Maybe making it lower and with parental consent, but. . .
^or not and
YES YES YES
NO NO NO
Whatever dude. I seriously don't get why you believe you own people, get over yourself.
I just don't support dangerously stupid ideas.
Why not? Can't they be stupid by themselves? Why do the need your permission? Maybe they think you're stupid too.
I would of course tell them you're not, but still.
Makes you wonder how 94% of the rest of the world functions. Idiot.
Rebel: SF is the most statist statist I have ever known in my life - so don't waste your time with the guy. My agreement rate with him is the lowest I've seen on this app (except for one troll account).
Makes you wonder how the results of this poll are not in your favor, rebel. People have common sense, don't try to take it away with your radical ideas. Idiot.
Furthermore, you're wrong because even the under 21 group says no.
Radical? ITS 93% OF THE WORLD. What a control freak.
I know cole but sometimes I can't help it. It amazes me how psychotic some people are.
93% OF THE WORLD DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOU!
@SF, you're being ridiculous. Are you so sheltered that you think lowering the drinking age is detrimental to society?
I'm fairly statist myself, but this is ridiculous.
BeachSt, read the poll again. I'm against ABOLISHING the minimum drinking age.
I never said I wasn't against lowering it. I just think it would be stupid to completely abolish it.
I know the poll, but rebel makes a good poor.
What point did he make? All he did was throw out a fake statistic.
And back on ignore. Some people are better seen and not heard.
And you are once again a coward.
No but lower it. The legal age for all 'adult' activities (smoking, drinking, voting, dying for country, sex w/ adults) should be the same for everything. It's absurd to call someone an adult and then say "oh wait but you're not old enough to do ___"
I'm sure there are other countries that have tried this. It would be interesting to see the stats of alcoholism.
Abolish all laws restricting what I choose to do to my own body.
In the privacy of your own home, yes.
But there have to be laws to protect children.
No, that's ridiculous. What else? 10 year olds popping prescription drugs? I'm in favor of lowering it to 18. That's as far as I go.
Many countries allow kids to drink small amounts of wine with dinner since it's cultural and don't have nearly the problem with bingeing and drunk driving with adolescents that we do. Because it's common and not really that interesting to kids.
Lowering, but not abolishing.
There is a reason why we have a minimum age for many things - generally, until a certain age people are not mature enough to make proper decisions.
No. It doesn't need to be abolished
No? XD lol
No, it doesn't need to be abolished
It at least needs to be lowered. we're a very freedom controlled country.
If anything, raised
I'm not really sure. I think going straight from 21 as the minimum to no drinking age at all would be a tough transition for young people today. They'd go crazy
I was thinking maybe lowering it to 18 before eventually abolishing it.. But I don't know