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21

Nope! Should be 21 for alcohol and Marijuana. Maybe even the military too!

It's the same as the Drug War

I did most of the drinking I've done in life before the age of 21.  I'm sure many others have, as well.

I was 16 when I spent 18

I was 16 when I spent 18 months in St. Gallen, Switzerland. At the time there was no drinking age, but you had to be 18 to go to the movies. The big thrill was going to the movies.

Sure

If they're in the military.  After all, the Govt. gives them a gun, sends them half way around the world, and has them kill or be killed. 

I grew up when the age limit was 18.  I hardly drank at all and most of my friends didn't drink much, either.

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Yes

If you can vote and die you ought to be able to drink.  In fact, I think it should be lowered to 16.  The young love forbidden fruit.

Obviously

Every other country where the drinking age is lower has less alcohol-related accidents. Coincidence?

All a 21 year age limit on alcohol does is give money to the person supplying me with my fake, which I use to drink.

If I can take a bullet for my country I sure as hell can take a shot.

Age limits are oversimplified

Age limits are oversimplified policies designed to appease overconcerned/misinformed social conservatives. These rules do not help society but rather hurt it by promoting the notion that people's chronological state determines their competency. This is not true since most adults are hardly competent. I propose that access be based entirely on competency rather than retarded "oh, your old enough now" rules.

I must say I disagree

I must say I disagree strongly with all of this.

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