For anyone that's wondering I have now attained 21 years and may now drink without fear of a criminal record due to my age.
It is somewhat of a relief to know that I need not cower in my locked bedroom or hide everytime I hear a police car drive by while quickly gulping up all the evidence of my less than legal possession and consumption.
I am no longer considered a minor under federal law and am thereby emancipated from the federal government's attempts to regulate what I put into my body for my age group.
Prior to this I was a minor and an adult at the same time. It makes no sense either legally or logically and it is rape of the equal protection clause in the Constitution of the United States of America.
And to think the reason the government (or should I say MADD?) has this law is to PROTECT me from the "dangers of underage drinking" (their quote, not mine). This is commonly thrown around by just about everyone when speaking of drinking and so-called "underage persons" who have not yet attained 21 years of age, even though, as stated above are legal adults and may stick penises or various other things into their bodies, including having things (needles) stuck into their bodies causing death due to them causing the death (or being a party to the death but not directly causing it) of another person just so long as they have attained 18 years of age.
So MADD seems to think we're responsible enough to DIE at 18 but not drink until 21? What kind of bullshit is that?
I personally have been both legally and illegally drinking (thank you Texas law for taking away my rights and giving them right back to my mom when I was under 21, bastard) since I was 18 and more or less regularly since I was 19. I had no desire to drink prior to that or do anything society wouldn't allow (except for the right to DECIDE what I want to do, I never ever gave that power the state or any other autoritative body, parents included) . But no, me being responsible to "wait" until I was an ADULT to drink is not good for the mother-fucking organization, according to them and the federal and state government I'm a CRIMINAL.
HA! Arrest me! I dare you!
That's right no one would do such a terrible retarded thing to a legal adult! Which, I was as of 3 years ago, I might add.
What harm have I caused by being under 21 and not in the presense of my parent? Nothing, no one has been hurt by my actions ever from drinking. That's because I'm not retarded like some, the minority, of those under 21 people are.
The point being of course is to lower the drinking age to the MINIMUM of 18, no more! Plenty less is fine too.
To simply persecute a group of people for being born in the wrong year IS discrimination and there is NOTHING in the Constitution that allows for this, trust me, I looked it up.
Prove me wrong, I dare you.