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I think those in the military should be able to drink.
If they're old enough to fight and die they should be old enough to have a drink.
posted on 03/04/2002 11:08:47 AM PST
posted on 03/04/2002 11:09:18 AM PST
A who didn't drink while underage? bump.
posted on 03/04/2002 2:01:08 PM PST
Thanks for the ping, A.J., and of course, the post. I had heard something a crisis in "children drinking," but didn't catch the actual "story." Thanks for exposing yet another hoax. However, you went off the wagon yourself.
First, the government has no business telling anyone, whatever his age, what substances he can consume.
So, if a police officer sees an eight-year-old drinking, smoking, or taking drugs, it's none of his business? Your argument would also require that a three-year-old who accidentally kills his baby brother be arrested and charged with manslaughter or murder.
You go from making sensible arguments, to losing all good sense. It's just common sense, that you need an official age of majority. The unavoidable imperfection of such a convention is no more a convincing argument against it, than it would be against any other social convention.
posted on 03/04/2002 3:29:40 PM PST
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