Make it legal to be an adult.
How about we ban tobacco and tobacco products? We know that they are addictive
and cause all sorts of health problems. On top of that smoking or chewing it has
no medicinal properties.
@MaxPower: "If I can sign my life away, I ought to be able to decide if I
want tobacco or alcohol."Would you also allow an 18 year old to
buy a handgun or a self-defense rifle?Should an 18 year old be
allowed to serve in Congress or as President? The US Constitution requires
minimum ages of 25 to serve in Congress, 30 to serve in the Senate, and 35 to be
President or VP. This nation has always had a graduated age of majority. We
continue to do so. And as brain science reveals how long it takes for brains to
mature it makes good scientific sense to limit access to mind altering and/or
addictive recreational drugs until after the brain is mature.There
is a huge difference between signing a contract to follow orders and actually
being prepared to make crucial decisions. Pretty rare to have a commissioned
officer younger than about 22 these days.
Seriously? With Wyoming being 70 miles away or the internet at your
fingertips why would Utah even think it could make this work? Please, stop
with the insanity.
If someone wants tobacco or alcohol, I say let them. It will weed out the
stupidest members of our society.I do think that anybody who ignores
the science on tobacco and alcohol should never be allowed to express an opinion
on other scientific topics such as climate change, evolution, or abortion. They
have demonstrated that they are completely unable to process real scientific
facts and will respond much more strongly to emotional suggestion.
Then we need to raise the minimum age to join the Armed Forces. If I
can sign my life away, I ought to be able to decide if I want tobacco or
alcohol.If I can legally enter into an enforceable contract, I ought
to be able to decide if I want tobacco or alcohol.If I can be
charged and tried as an adult for a crime, I ought to be able to decide if I
want tobacco or alcohol.