Jackass Logic
Bill Quick

Americans Still Oppose Lowering the Drinking Age

Because it’s okay to send 18 year olds to die in Afghanistan, but not to let them have a beer in a bar.

 

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Jackass Logic — 3 Comments

  1. Americans Still Oppose Lowering the Drinking Age

    Not this American. You can, at the age of 18,

    a) Vote in every election
    b) Join the military
    c) Be tried as an adult for every single crime on the books

    But you’re not mature enough to have a beer after a hard day at work. Yeah, fuck that. Raise the voting age, the military age and the criminal age to 21+ and then we’ll talk. Until then, this is one law that I have happily ignored since it was passed. Not so much for me; I was 18+ when it all changed. But I have happily bought beer for 18-20 year old ADULTS that I knew were responsible and wouldn’t be driving drunk.

  2. I agree except for the point that it would be ok if we raise the voting age, the military age and the criminal age to 21+ and then we’ll talk.

    We’re already infantilizing too many adults as it is. No need to dumb down the idea of “adulthood” by matching the other rules to the drinking age arbitrary number. To paraphrase DP Moynihan we are “defining adulthood down”.