Please Support "The American Age-of-Majority Act"

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Currently across the country there many different ages from 13 to 26 years old that people think they are an adult. Our teens can now travel across state lines going to college or going on vacation and they don't know the laws in that area and can get in trouble for ignorance. Most kids turn 18 in their senior year of high school and are naive and are taken advantage of by the pornography industry, the tobacco industry and the gambling industry. After thousands of hours of research the following are suggestions to be debated and defined. We have come a long way from the agrarian society and we have evolved into an intellectual society. Our laws need to evolve and there should be one legal age for all of the following laws, rules and regulations to be consistent and fair. Each state will set their own rules on the enforcement of the laws.

When I was growing up in the 1970's the Age-of-Majority was 18 years old across the board.  Now Brain Surgeons and Scientist say that a persons brain or "Grey Matter" doesn't fully develop until they reach the age of 20 years old or even older and they call it "Neuromaturation". Doctors say the body continues to grow until the age of 20 years old. Currently our laws are archaic, confusing and inconsistent. Now in the 21st century our laws need to evolve as they intersect science and common sense.

We believe that Everyone on their 20th birthday will have reached the "Age-of-Majority" or the age someone is considered an Adult and Emancipated under Federal Law.  Everyone under 20 years old will be considered a minor under their guardian or parent's responsibility.

We want to make this law the 28th Amendment to the Constitution United States of America. That means we need to get 34 state legislatures to approve or ratify the law, as well as, congress ratification and signed by the President.

If this passes some of the current laws will go up and some will go down. It means a person must be at least 20 years old to do any or all of the following:

Smoking Age
Gambling Age
Pornography Age
Voting Age
Marriage Age
Contract Age
Licensing Age
Juvenile Justice Age
Child Support Age
Military Combat Age
Drinking Age
Tattoo/Piercing Age
School Dropout Age 
Credit Card Age
Handgun Purchase Age

Please read the entire bill @ and help make the bill a reality by signing this petition and supporting the legislation in congress.



Timothy L. Carney                                                                                         Concerned Citizen