An Eighteen year old can, Marry, have children, go to work, Raise children. look out for their welfare.
An eighteen year old can operate heavy machinery, Drive a car, Climb tall buildings walk on a thin piece of iron to weld it together.
An eighteen year old can go to war, die for his country, carry deadly weapons in war and in peace.
Operate helicopters, repair them too.
Vote for the President, their Senator, their representative in the house, the Mayor of the city they live in, the Governor of the state they reside in.
In other words they have every right and responsibility a 21 year old, a 30 year old, a 50 year old , a 90 year old person has except for one thing.
SIMPLY THEY CANNOT BELLY up to a bar and have a beer if they want one. I find this insane, demeaning to them and downright silly to deny a returning hero from a war, the right to have a beer with his father in a bar to celebrate his safe return, all because he is 17, 18, 19 or 20 years of age!