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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to Kearnstd

Re: Won't unlock for international travel

The laws of the United States apply to US Citizens abroad.


Kearnstd
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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said by meowmeow:

The laws of the United States apply to US Citizens abroad.

That cannot be 100% true because people under 21 can drink in countries where the age is 18.
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Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

That's because the Federal Government has no real jurisdiction over the drinking age, see the 21st Amendment. It's almost entirely in the hands of the States.

Try having sex with a child where it's legal and you'll see how quickly the Feds enforce US Law to overseas actions. Hell, on a far more mundane level, it's illegal to purchase a Cuban cigar in Canada, even if you smoke it there.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to Kearnstd

Drinking age is a state law. The federal law doesn't apply to citizens but to the states. And it's not enforceable really, you just (as a state) don't get any federal funding for your highways if you don't make the drinking age 21. Which, of course, no state would accept.