Support the Troops. Let Them Have Beer if They are 18.
Commonwealth of Kentucky recognizes that it’s OK to drink beer while you’re in the military. I don’t know what the deal is with the military and drinking on base in Kentucky.
But once you step off base, you can’t drink.
The lawmakers (the same ones who considered requiring blog comments to be verified with full name and address) are considering lowering the drinking age to 18 for the military.
At least they aren’t going as far as this bonehead in SC.
“If you can take a shot on the battlefield, you ought to be able to take a shot of beer,” says a South Carolina state rep. But the movement may not hold up against the numbers: 77% of Americans oppose the idea, and reports say current laws have cut traffic deaths among 18- to 20-year-olds by 13%.
Hey, guess whut? There are lots of age requirements. You can’t be President until you are 35, you can’t get discounts at Mickey D’s until your 50 (?) You can’t collect Social Security until you’re 62. You can’t get a birthday card from the President until you are 80. You can’t get Willard Scott to mention you until you are 100.
These lawmakers are just loons.
But these bills actually have a chance. SUPPORT THE TROOPS.
Oh Lord, do I remember that one from back in the day when they started raising all the drinking ages from 18 back up to 21. “If you’re old enough to die, you’re old enough to drink.” I agree.
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