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Raise the legal age - just for men?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    C.S. Lewis
  3. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    21 is just fine. If you don't have common sense by the time you have reached your majority you never will. The only exception is that I think as soon as you become a soldier you should be considered to have reached majority regardless of age. If you are trained, ready, and willing to crouch in a fox hole and get shot at for your country you should also have all adult rights.
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If thats their logic,I think that kids shouldn't be able to serve until they're 21.
    Let them go to college/ trade school or work and perhaps attend PT and class until 21.

    Let not our strong and brave kids go off and fight old mens wars.

    In this day and age, I advise NO ONE sign up anymore..

    Vets coming home and those already here get screwed, hard, by our government..even after they gave them faithful years of service or even more.
  5. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition Vancouver Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    All that changing the age does is change the point at which they become responsible adults. No matter whether that is at 16, 18, 21, or 25 there will always be a transition period. At 18 that period occurs when there is still some adult guidance. At any age after that the guidance is minimal at best.
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  6. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    With regard to drinking age, it should be 18 anywhere where the age of legal responsibility is 18.
    If they still allow 17 year olds to enlist then it should be 17 on military bases.

    Like ZA_Survavalist, I too would recommend against going into the military. Let those old psychopaths try to fight wars without those young cheap bodies.
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  7. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Opening up the safe to bring out the Official Star Trek Phazer on this one.