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Matthew Weekes

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Alcohol in the united states creating a temporary group of second class citizens?

In the US, while one may vote upon their 18th birthday, that same body may not drink alchohol.
This creates a group of second class citizens and while you won't be in the category for every, that category will always exist.
Should we make laws like switzerland that let you drink beer at 16 and hard liquor at 18?
Is our culture ready?

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    Apr 24 2011: Choice, is creating a temporary group of second class citizens.
    • Apr 24 2011: please explain.

      do you mean if we were given the choice, we would make ourselves secondary citizens?
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        Apr 25 2011: Yes, we are always given a choice. No one holds a gun to our head and says,"You must drink this" I know sometimes it's a difficult choice, but it is a choice never the less. I live in England and have lived in the US prior for nearly half my life. One of the things I see that both countries need to do is get a little more back bone and moral fibre. We have become cultures of "I deserve and I have the right" rather than cultures of people who are showing up and getting the job done.

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