Debate Now Should the age of "everything" be 21?

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    Maybe you missed my post above? It pretty much says the exact opposite of what you say above.
     
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    You've got a logical disconnect going here. It appears you're suggesting that because people live longer now than in the past, their brains develop more slowly in youth that they did in the past?

    Any evidence for that? It certainly defies logic, so I'm going to need more than "because I say so".
     
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    No that would actually be most people under the age of 25 who suffer from a "logical disconnect" as their frontal lobes are not yet fully functional. Google it for yourself. It's pretty easy and you will see MANY, MANY scientific studies about it.
     
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    It's only common sense anyways. That is why teenagers are such risk takers and make such stupid and poor decisions a lot of times. Was it THAT long ago that some of you were teenagers that you don't remember? Well, I remember. I also remember many of my friends and acquaintances. Lol.
     
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    Age for driving on public roads should be whatever age they can pass an eye exam, ace a knowledge exam, and pass a road test, IMO.

    Age to vote should be 25 with an IQ test score of at least 110.
     
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    Not an argument in support of your point. Try again?
     
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    Should the age of "everything" be 21?

    perhaps it should be

    the age of majority is just an arbitrary number anyway

    and it looks like 18 year old are simply not mature enough to make decisions

    a few years ago the liberals through obama made the age of responsibility 26

    in the obama care program
     
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    Agree. Either you are an adult, or you aren't. If you can't drink till you are 21, then society is in essence telling you that you aren't mature enough to handle it. You are really not an adult.

    It should be all or nothing.

    Mark
     
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    Since this is supposed to be a "structured discussion" forum, the OP should have put forth two questions:

    1. Should there be a single age requirement for all "adult" activities?

    2. If yes, what should that age be?

    My answers to these questions are as follows:

    1. In general, yes. However, there would need to be some exceptions such as driving to school, work, etc. and emancipation decrees in order to sign contracts.

    2. Probably 21. This was the established voting age in federal elections until the 26th Amendment (1971), which lowered it to 18 in response to the Viet Nam War draft. Since we no longer have a military draft, this Amendment is outdated and unnecessary. (Voluntary enlistment under age 21 should require parental approval.) In addition, lowering the voting age to 18 has been disastrous for many college towns, where large numbers of temporary "residents" has resulted in short-term voting patterns without any regard for longer term consequences.
     
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    25 is better for me...
     

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