Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Utter Bullshit

There's some writers over at Hot Air that ask the perennial question (it must be a slow news day): Marriage, drinking or military service. Who counts as an adult?

I did all three, starting at about age 19.  Actually, I started drinking at about age 18, went to Army Basic at age 18, and got married at age 19.  It was a rite of passage, and many of my high-shcool calssmates went to DaNang on their senior trip.

Asking questions like this is pointless.  I know lots of people who, at age 30, shouldn't be counted as adults.


Anonymous said...

The drinking age was 18 when I was young, so it didn't matter. If I were young now, I would refuse to register with Selective Services, and I so advised my stepson, so long as he was willing to accept the consequences. It didn't really matter, because he joined the USMC.
If you're an adult at 18, then you can vote, drink, marry, and buy a sidearm. If you cannot do any of these, apparently you are not considered an adult, & I don't believe you should be required to fight for the the right to do any of these things, so long as they are denied to you. If 18 is to be a "partially-adult" age, full adulthood coming at 21, then draft age should likewise be 21.
Just my $0.02.
--Tennessee Budd

Anonymous said...

In the words of Reverend Jim; " Marriage; Drinking; or Military Service?"
That's a hard one Alex. Let me thing on it.

I'll take drinking.