Originally Posted by kool kat2
I will never understand that logic.
That is because it is a bad argument and you should simply ignore it.
We know kids cannot hold their beer and wine. We know kids use poor judgement from time to time. We know kids are invincible and they know they can drink and drive. We know alcohol affects young minds and bodies. We know kids often drink until drunk and have little judgement.
But . . .
Kids going off to war are no longer kids when they leave boot camp. They are broken down, trained, built up and turned into fighters. They grow up fast and become skilled. They are invested with a sense of pride and they develop honor. they learn respect and they learn how to protect their fellow soldier's collective backs.
The military is very, very good at this.
Your typical 16 YO kid is just a punk with no life skills and knowledge of the real world.
This idea that kids sent to kill should be allowed to drink is a silly argument.