jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 19:32:
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 12:23:
People aged 18 are considered adults "for almost all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights", the lawsuit says.
So buying assault rifles? Fine. Buying a beer? No. Yeah. Ok. *insert Twilight Zone theme music here*
Can't rent a car until you're 25.
Yeah... it's almost like they said "ALMOST all purposes"
But, since two exceptions exist, obviously, no matter how many examples one can come up with confirming that 18 years is the age in which people get ALMOST all adult rights and responsibilities, it means that the generalization is utterly false.
But yes... society definitely doesn't treat young adults as actual full-on adults. Frankly... they shouldn't. The fully-mature 18-25 year old is the incredibly rare exception.
Also, certain political offices have an age requirement, such as 35 for the President.