Hoboken QotD – Drinking Age

5/1/2008 Question of the Day:

Lower the drinking age?

Some states are considering lowering the drinking age back to 18. Since Hoboken is a town known for it’s bars and night life, would this be a good idea for Hoboken especially with the economy the way it is now?

Here is another video from Fox News Town Hall.

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49 Comments on "Hoboken QotD – Drinking Age"


bradykp
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bradykp
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”80809″]”why have speed limits? why have laws on drugs? why have laws on many things? why not let everyone police themselves? maybe some laws are easier to critique than others, but alcohol is just another drug, that some people believe affects more than just the person consuming it.”

Is it possible it escaped you that the above laws apply to all adult citizens uniformly where as the drinking age does not? That is no small difference. Its a massive one.[/quote]

ok, that is a good point. they do apply to everyone. you’re not allowed to purchase cigarettes until you’re 18. same for an R rated move or NC-17 movie. How about buying pornography? there are definitely laws that apply only to a certain age group.

i say let people do all these things. no age restriction. i think i basically agree with you. i don’t think there should be any drinking age though. but i understand why they make these laws….it’s to protect (initially at least). i’d love to see the drinking age lowered or removed.

Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”80794″][quote comment=”80792″]What will be interesting to see, that if this does come to a vote, how many 18 yr olds register to get it passed.[/quote]

I say don’t risk it…take away their voting rights till they are 30.[/quote]
There actually does not exist a federal right to vote…

Easy-E
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8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”80838″]As kids we were drinking in the bars on river st.. I mean 14 and up. The only bar in that area that wouldn’t serve us was expolice chief labrunos father place,I think it was called the blue lagoon,and that was becuase of all of the illegal things that went on in there. In the 60’s hoboken was a wide open place and i don’t remember a lot of trouble with any drunken kids. The main problem was those asshole frat boys from stevens who had a few and wanted to take on the world but that was handled.[/quote]

I’ll bet it was handled… Some scrappy kids knocking the hell out of a bunch of 20-somethings with beer muscles no doubt.

escaped68
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8 years 4 months ago

As kids we were drinking in the bars on river st.. I mean 14 and up. The only bar in that area that wouldn’t serve us was expolice chief labrunos father place,I think it was called the blue lagoon,and that was becuase of all of the illegal things that went on in there. In the 60’s hoboken was a wide open place and i don’t remember a lot of trouble with any drunken kids. The main problem was those asshole frat boys from stevens who had a few and wanted to take on the world but that was handled.

Easy-E
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8 years 4 months ago

Well we’re definately the minority in regard to drinking age…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drinking_age

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Minimum_Drinking_Age_Act_of_1984

Doesn’t really go into why… MADD or something like that I think lobbied for it.

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