Allowing 18 year olds to drink…

Lately there has been a resurgence of the debate about letting 18 year olds buy and drink alcohol. This is a funny question to me because the answer is so obvious. But for those of you who haven’t thought about it, and for those of you who know the truth but have to lie because your soul is owned by Alcohol companies, let me clear it up for you.
Yes, we should allow 18 year olds to buy and consume alcohol. And here are the reasons.

  1. Making alcohol and other drugs illegal removes any type of normal encounter someone might have with a substance. It leads to over consumption and encourages binging because of the limited access to that substance.
  2. 18 year olds are able to vote in elections. If these people are able minded enough to “Pick” the leaders of our Nation, then surely they are mature enough to consume alcohol.
  3. Someone 18 years old can own a handgun and serve in the military. If you are able to buy and possess a firearm, and represent The USA in a military theater then you should be able to have a drink of alcohol.
  4. Someone 18 years old can have Medical Marijuana, Pain medication, and Nerve medication. Someone who can legally smoke weed, take Oxycontin, and take Xanax should be allowed to drink alcohol.
  5. And finally the greatest reason: Prohibition of any substance is a vicious cycle that leads to a thriving black market, unsafe situations, and higher costs. Humans have always drank alcohol and experimented with mind altering substances. Demand creates supply. When you make something illegal you automatically create a criminal class. A thriving black market is created around the illegal substance leading to shady situations and lots of illegal money transfer without taxation.

These large alcohol companies and politicians know this, but it suits their agenda to have prohibition. If the drinking age was lowered and drugs were legalized, people would actually consume less. That would lead to alcohol and pharmaceutical companies making way less, and the government having less access to everyone’s lives.
So in summary let me say again: Prohibition is bullshit! Lower the drinking age! End the War on Drugs! Set the Captives Free!

5 Comments

  1. valarie scroggins said,

    August 24, 2008 at 4:55 am

    ill be damned if i would send my son off to war, possibly to die, without having a drink with him. doesnt mean im gonna let him get shit faced and behind the wheel of an automobile, but if hes old enough to fight and die to protect the freedoms we take so for granted in this country, then hes old enough to sit in the living room with mom and dad and have a drink before he goes.

  2. kimberly snyder said,

    August 28, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!

  3. cardona507 said,

    August 29, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Your welcome! :)

  4. William Caldwell said,

    December 14, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I agree as well and while initally it wasnt for any of the reasons you listed you had many strong points. My reason, if your interested, was due to the mere title adult. At 18 all people are leagle adults and should be intitalled to all the same rights as every other adult. Oh and by the way #5 really drove it home for me.

  5. cardona507 said,

    January 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks William Caldwell- i appreciate your comment.


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