1. I absolutely think so. I think getting to 18 should be a rite of passage and you become an adult and can do all adult things. That opinion is not popular on reddit.

  2. What should happen is as a child grows they are giving age appropriate decision-making, which allows an 18 year old to make their own decisions.

  3. I agree with this, but as far as public law, and citizen rights and privileges… all of them at 18, not a day before or after (21 for example).

  4. No. It’s not fair they straddle 18 year olds with all that college debt. Most don’t fully understand what they signed up for.

  5. I don’t think the moment you turn 18 suddenly your competent. I don’t think they should drink and I don’t think they should be in the military.

  6. Trusted? Thats a tough question. I think they should be making their own decisions but would I trust an 18 year old to make the right one?

  7. This I think. They should be able to make adult decisions. Making wrong decisions is after all also a part of learning while growing up and becoming an actual adult.

  8. Yes. If the government trusted me enough at 18 to hand me a rifle and send me around the world, I should be able to make my own decisions. My brother can operate a 55 ton tank, but he can't have a beer or buy a pack of cigarettes if he wanted to. Thats bullshit. I have another brother that flies f35 aircraft off an aircraft carrier, but until recently would have needed our parents information for financial aid for college.

  9. I enlisted at 18 myself. I know that bullshit personally. I wish in hindsight I drank less (or none) at all younger ages. Being illegal wasn’t enough deterrence. There was always a 21 year old nearby (even my wife was older than me.) So I lease a home, I am married, I sometimes have my m-16 or m-60 and live rounds in my personal home and car, not to mention my sidearm, but, ID me and deny me at 7eleven. That was about it.

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