KIDS are those 0 to 20 years of age

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    KIDS are those 0 to 20 years

    I believe that those under 21 can serve this country
    but not in Combat or in a war zone.

    It's Child Abuse to sent those under 21
    and put their lives in danger.

    21 to drink is Ok with me.
    21 to serve in combat.
    Keep it 21 for both.

    I was sent to Vietnam at age 20
    just a week after I was the driver in a vehicle accident
    that claimed the life of my friend Paul.
    I was driving a 1963 Chevy Corvair.
    See Ralph Nader.

    I believe 3 out of 4 Americans are Cowards
    and that a 40% protest rate would put an end to anything
    in this fine Country that seems to lack - fine people.
    Country is Great - people ?

    Vietnam was 100% WRONG.

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    Welcome to USMB, BB.
     
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    i think we should make everyone 18 and older 100% responsible for themselves.

    Shit 100 years ago 18 year old "children" were considered men and women and were acting as such.

    the way things are going today, it won't be long before a 30 year old is still considered a child.
     
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    Quote: it won't be long before a 30 year old is still considered a child.

    That's going overboard. Maybe 22.
    But years ago people married at age 15
    not it's probably closer to 25.

    I believe I knew more at age 21 then at did at 20
    but even at 21 I might have been a year or two off.

    Baltimore Bob
     
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    Psychologists are already trying to push it back to 25. They're babbling about the age the brain "fully develops".
     
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    Sweet baby Jesus...

    We don't need a nanny state, we need people to take personal responsibility for themselves.
     
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    Personal responsibility is fine, but that doesn't mean that it's even possible to be 100% self sufficient. Maybe 70-80%, but there are some things that we can only accomplish by coming together.
     
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    Quote: We don't need a nanny state

    No nanny state just 21 for drinking and combat
    Age 18 for the rest

    Just don't put a 0 to 20 year olds life in danger
    because it's not right.
    21 to handle drinking and combat.

    Baltimore Bob
     
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    I'm afraid US Messageboard may well confirm your dismal analysis Baltimore Bob. Here you will find an abundance of frightened souls. Ideologically bankrupt and self serving individuals who will argue vigorously for someone else's son or daughter to hurtle themselves into foreign wars that only serve the interests of plundering Imperialists, and which rob not only American youths of their halcyon days, but mounting swathes of innocent foreign civilians, (their victims) of life and limb also.

    (See my O.P. http://www.usmessageboard.com/the-middle-east-general/73882-is-terrorism-the-central-plank-of-us-led-invasions-of-afghanistan-and-iraq.html)

    This axis of evil, primarily made up of U.S. and U.K. aggression is the cold hard face of International Capitalism. And anyone that supports this evil system also supports the war machine that keeps it afloat.

    In the eyes of the Capitalist war machine the working class are nothing more, whether they be 14, 16, 18 or 21, than cannon fodder, a means to an ends by which profit is secured on the International theatre. Exploitation in the workplace is followed quite naturally with exploitation in the field of combat.

    Vietnam was indeed wrong Baltimore Bob. The first portion of the following Italian film on You Tube shows the hidden footage of U.S.A.F. terrorists dropping payloads of Napalm on to civilian villages in Vietnam. The rest focuses on a similar use of napalm recently by U.S. terrorists on Civilians in the once thriving City of Fallujah, Iraq, in November of 2004.

    Fallujah, the hidden message: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rff8aduPHg4]YouTube - Fallujah The Hidden Message[/ame]
     
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    Sorry Bob, I've been drinking since I was quite young and fucking and fighting too. I don't think there's anything wrong with a 13 or 14 year old being given the responsibility of an "adult". I think the ideas our current culture has about age/responsibility are all fucked up. 200 years ago we didn't think 2x about calling "kids" adults and letting them self determine... If anything kids today are more aware and more ready to take control and be adults. I would have gladly taken responsibility for myself at 15 or 16 if our culture would have let me. I think people that want to keep young people artificially children are doing more of a disservice than anything else. Please... let us succeed or fail on our own terms, isn't that the same chance you got? If not, isn't it what you wanted???
     

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