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Should the legal age for adults change?

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June 13, 2007 12:37AM

In 1976 the legal age of an adult was reduced from age 21 to age 18. Since that time the evil in America has Exponentially increased and morals have declined. So America raised the legal drinking age to 21, required a male at age 18 to register for the draft to give his life to and forthe country if called upon. At age 18 a person may destroy their health with cigarettes. So the cigarette manufactures make money, the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers are appeased. The parents no longer have to insure the children but can legally kick them out of the house into the streets to survive however they can seeing that the public schools have taught them nothing about what to expect in the market place and how to survive in it, what is expected of them. Do you really NEED TO ASK THAT QUESTION? If aparent has dependents it should also be THE PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY to nurture the person into productive Adulthood. Age 21 gave the parent 3 yrear to address the issue of the person that they brought into the world. This is strictly my opinion and as a Christian of 22yrs I feel strong about it base on the Bible evens such as...
NUMBERS 1:2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of [their] names, every male by their polls; NUMBERS 1:3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies. Sincerely Richard Wright 1958