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  • Bill introduced in Texas to let active duty military drink regardless of age....

    I don't really see any way around this even on a national scale. There's no way you can ask an 18 year old to die for their country, but yet not allow them to drink.

    Either that or raise the minimum enlistment age to 21,problem solved.

    Also, you would be surprised (even incomprehensible to some) at the destructive power, or classified information a 20 year old can be entrusted with, and held accountable for.

    http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Texas-lawmaker-wants-to-lower-drinking-age-for/Lob2TT8QBUekZaJBtXwx8w.cspx


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    You pretty much summed it up in your first paragraph.

     

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    • #3
      There's no way you can ask anybody to die for their country, but yet not let them marry whoever they want.

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      • Daryl Flynn
        Daryl Flynn commented
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        Another Brick wrote:
        There's no way you can ask anybody to die for their country, but yet not let them marry whoever they want.

        Those guys can marry any girls they want. Even the ugly ones.


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      nedezero1 wrote:

      I don't really see any way around this even on a national scale. There's no way you can ask an 18 year old to die for their country, but yet not allow them to drink.

      Either that or raise the minimum enlistment age to 21,problem solved.

      Also, you would be surprised (even incomprehensible to some) at the destructive power, or classified information a 20 year old can be entrusted with, and held accountable for.

      http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Texas-lawmaker-wants-to-lower-drinking-age-for/Lob2TT8QBUekZaJBtXwx8w.cspx


      What?

      One thing has nothing to do with the other.  

      If you are saying that it's inevitable that we lower the legal drinking age for military because they are somehow entitled because of their service, you are sadly mistaken.  

      You're trying to find a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, a solution that really has no practical benefit.

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      • Belva
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        E-money wrote:

        nedezero1 wrote:

        I don't really see any way around this even on a national scale. There's no way you can ask an 18 year old to die for their country, but yet not allow them to drink.

        Either that or raise the minimum enlistment age to 21,problem solved.

        Also, you would be surprised (even incomprehensible to some) at the destructive power, or classified information a 20 year old can be entrusted with, and held accountable for.

        http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Texas-lawmaker-wants-to-lower-drinking-age-for/Lob2TT8QBUekZaJBtXwx8w.cspx


        What?

        One thing has nothing to do with the other.  

        If you are saying that it's inevitable that we lower the legal drinking age for military because they are somehow entitled because of their service, you are sadly mistaken.  

        You're trying to find a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, a solution that really has no practical benefit.


        If you are saying active duty military shouldn't be allowed to drink, you are sadly stoopid


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      Back in the day, while the drinking age in Nevada was 21, you could drink at 18 on the military base. That made sense. They never should have changed that law. Who was that anyway? Reagan?

      OTHO, I'd consider raising the civilian drinking age to 25...
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      • omni
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        In the 70's in Texas drinking age was 18.


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      Up through the 80s. That was the golden age of being a cover band on the road--playing the 18/19 age clubs in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, etc. Then Mr. Reagan changed all that.
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        nedezero1 wrote:

        I don't really see any way around this even on a national scale. There's no way you can ask an 18 year old to die for their country, but yet not allow them to drink.

        Either that or raise the minimum enlistment age to 21,problem solved.

        Also, you would be surprised (even incomprehensible to some) at the destructive power, or classified information a 20 year old can be entrusted with, and held accountable for.

        http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Texas-lawmaker-wants-to-lower-drinking-age-for/Lob2TT8QBUekZaJBtXwx8w.cspx


        Texas is going to lose federal highway fund money over this.

         

        Contrary to popular belief, there is no federal law governing drinking age. Each state was blackmailed into it by interest groups and forced to pass their own laws, otherwise the federal government would cut back a portion of federal highway fund money given to that state.

        Boo

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        • RogueGnome
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          Let's raise the age for active military service to 45 and solve several problems at once.



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