>>734210137 Should be lowered to 19 but the ability to buy large quantities of booze all at once should still be restricted until an older age to keep college students from getting bombed and doing dangerous shit as a group
>>734210458 My understanding is it's up to the states, but any state that has a legal age below 21 gets stripped of a lot of federal funding so all the states have 21 as the age to keep that federal cash.
When was it you were 20 just out of curiosity? Because currently my understanding was all states have 21 as the age.
>>734210137 Drinking is stupid all together and should be banned. But if you have to drink then I think the age limit should be when the brain of the average person stops developing to cause the minimal amount of damage. This point just happens to be around 21 years, so it's not just an arbitrary number but a quite scientifically produce one.
In Sweden back in the days we had a book called a "motbok". It was a government issued small book that you had to bring with you to the government owned liquor shop. Each person could only buy a certain amount of liquor every 30 days and not everyone could get one of these books. Poor people and women usually wasn't allowed to have them. Those were simpler times.
>>734211225 But surely if someone's over 18 it's their right to decide whether to damage their brain, just like they can decide almost everything else. As >>734211118 says surely if you can decide to die for your country you can decide to pickle your brain in booze?
>>734211540 Because society needs to protect the uneducated masses or we will run out of a somewhat reliable work force. If they fuck up their lives too early it's just a burden on the rest of society.
The military consists of purely the uneducated masses and requires them it would however be dangerous having a young boozer enlisted.
>>734211844 That argument doesn't hold much water when the rest of the developed world has 18 as the drinking age (16 in some countries as >>734211984 said) and they haven't run out of a reliable work force.
>>734210592 >My understanding is it's up to the states, but any state that has a legal age below 21 gets stripped of a lot of federal funding so all the states have 21 as the age to keep that federal cash.
This is correct. Yet the lower courts ruled that Trump could not strip funds from sanctuary cities.
Regardless of what you think of Trump and his policies, that seems very troublesome -- judges ruling based on what they wish the law was instead of what is has been established to actually BE is a Bad Thing..
>>734212382 I'd agree with this, the age is 16 for driving in most states which seems a little young to me (South Dakota wins the batshit crazy award on this one, you can get a licence there at 14 which is beyond fucked up)
>>734211762 The story is that we had nothing to do, so we were killing ourselves with alcohol. We are also a socialist country bordering on soft communism so the government loves telling people what they can or cannot do. Their solution was to take control of every beverage that is more than 7 proof and only sell it in special government owned shops. They are never open on Sundays or public holidays and only until 3pm on Saturdays which is bullshit. They also refuse to sell any cold beer because they don't want people to nip in just to buy a beer to drink in a park.
The price thing isn't necessarily true though, it depends on what you are after. For your bog standard beer and booze, it is more expensive. But if you want to buy an old scotch or a fine wine we have great prices and cheaper than most other countries. Mainly because they can order these items in bulk. You can walk down an aisle and find a Heineken next to a world award winning 20 year old Rum from Honduras. Most other countries you have to go to specialists shops or import it yourself. There are a few upsides but mainly nobody likes it. You can also just go to Denmark or Estonia or some other shitty place like that and buy whatever you want and make a weekend out of it. You can bring around 40 bottles of booze with you over the border, no problems.
>>734212595 So for the higher quality stuff it's relatively cheaper, but for the cheaper stuff it costs more? Man for a borderline socialist country that seems specifically designed to fuck over poor people
You obviously don't know shit about the military, there are a lot of young enlisted personnel that drink way more than they should.
>>734210137 Personally I think we're too far gone to try to switch over to some lower age limit set up like Europe. There's enough stupid shit going on here as it is, much less having a bunch of drunk ass 18 year old kids running around everywhere.
>>734212769 >nothing for them to wreck into Yeah I've heard there's nothing pretty in SD (pic related) >Also farm reasons That doesn't seem a good enough reason. In the UK I think it's legal to drive on private land at any age, surely SD could make an exemption like that to keep all the 14 year old brats of the public roads?
I think drinking, smoking (tobacco or otherwise), gambling, any addictive vice should be illegal. We will never reach our full potential if we keep partaking in the drugs of the poor and lower classes. Let the blacks and other lower races drink and smoke and enjoy their own little bubble realities. Meanwhile the Whites will bring glory to their race unencumbered by the baggage that alcoholism and addiction brings.
>>734212420 Maybe it's the libertarian in me, but I think it should be up to individuals what they put in their bodies not the government. Yeah drunks are obnoxious but if they're not committing a crime to pay for their booze or randomly assaulting people what's the problem?
>>734213866 The government knows what is best for us. Giving the mob power to make decisions has always proven to be a terrible idea. I mean, shit, they elected Donald Trump. If that's not an argument for stripping common citizens of the right to vote I don't know what is.
>>734214111 I support a version of plutocracy, where the head of state is a businessman (a successful one, not a complete moron like Trump) and runs it like one while having absolute authority. Profit is all that matters, and the current system of government impedes progress and thus profit. There should be no "reaching across the aisle" to compromise - there should be no aisle, you're either with the government or against it and if you're the latter you should have no say in how the government runs. Go fuck off to canada or whatever.
>>734214185 I haven't actually never seen it on British TV. Yeah I know drinking can make some people violent, there's this ace drink called Buckfast that gets mentioned in at least a few hundred crime reports in Glasgow every year. But why should the majority of drinkers who aren't cunts be punished because of the minority of twats.
>>734214627 it's a matter of finding the right person to give power to. Find a true Patriot who seeks power to help the country and not for personal reasons and we'd be set. With the right person at the helm of the USA with it unleashing its full military might, nobody in the world could stand against us
>>734210326 I hate faggots like you. Do you realize what will happen if marijuana is legalized? Harder drugs will be introduced to everyone which will fuck up the population. Look at Colorado, heroin and cocaine has gained popularity since marijuana was legalized. Fucking Liberals.
>>734214729 Oh no. Not a written test. A drinking test. A week long one. First you pound beers and listen to people one up your stories and hit on your significant other. Next is vodka and every one talks about how hot your mom and sisters are. Then whiskey and your significant other dumps you. Then tequila and your favorite sports team loses. Then rum and an underage flirts with you. If you react poorly/emotionally to any of the test stimuli, you fail. Cant take the test for another year.
>>734215132 Not to mention finding multiple successors, unless that one individual just stays in power until they die (still will need someone else eventually). After being that powerful for a number of years, it's likely for a person to change and no longer be that ideal leader they once were.
>>734215095 >nobody drinks underage because it's illegal/taboo Maybe edgyFags and people drinking for the first time. People drink underage because drinking is fun, people get high because being high is fun. That's not 'pothead propoganda' if it was nobody would be buying legal weed in Colorado, because what would be the point if the illegality was the only thrill?
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