The Instigator
libritarian98
Pro (for)
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The Contender
princeofpersia19
Con (against)
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6 Points

should the age to drink coincide with the age to join the military

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libritarian98
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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libritarian98

Pro

if a boy/girl can possibly die in a horrific way at such a young age, then I believe they should have the right to have a drink with friends or a parent, so long as they are responsible.
princeofpersia19

Con

There are, however, many other things that people are not allowed to do until they turn 21. (e.g. gambling, buying a handgun, or adopting a child) (1) These decisions require a greater sense of maturity and responsibility. Drinking should also be grouped with these because of the many consequences that can occur as a result of irresponsible and excessive drinking.

(1) http://drinkingage.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 1
libritarian98

Pro

Yes I agree but in a controlled environment such as a house or even with a relative it should be legal and yes they already do it but if they are caught they can get charged and be dishonorable discharged.
princeofpersia19

Con

princeofpersia19 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
libritarian98

Pro

also when enlisted 18 is the age to buy a firearm so long as you were trained.
princeofpersia19

Con

princeofpersia19 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by assiqt 2 years ago
assiqt
You have to be 21 to drink. But you only have to be 18 to vote or join the military. If you can vote at 18 you should have all the freedoms and rights as an adult
Posted by assiqt 2 years ago
assiqt
If you can vote at 18, you should have all adult freedoms. Or raise the age for everything.
Posted by cheyennebodie 3 years ago
cheyennebodie
How long would a soldier last on the battlefield if he was drunk?They are two separate issues.What you should be asking is if an 18 year old should go to war.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by republicofdhar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture.