Strange laws

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

There is something the matter with the way the laws of this great state treat our teens and young adults. Our young adults, at the age of 20, are not old enough (or mature enough) to consume alcohol. Our young adults are not old enough (or mature enough?) at the age of 18 to use tobacco products, although they can contribute to deciding which public officials may hold office. Our young adults are not old enough (or mature enough) to have standard, non-graduated driver's licenses. But at the age of sixteen, the law allows them to engage in sexual activities and become parents. How are they old enough (and mature enough) to legally become a parent if they aren't old enough (or mature enough) to drive, use tobacco products or drink?

Melissa Museth

Juneau



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