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Old 03-09-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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Anyone else find this amusing? He can't get the votes from working adults, so he has to go after 17 year olds who don't know anything about the real world and still live under their parent's roof lol.

There are many articles from CNN to small news companies reporting this, just google it.
I agree, and further, think 18 and 19 is too young. The Amendment was added to justify the draft age 18.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: USA
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So You shouldnt be able to vote until you have a mortgage ?
We could just lower the voting age to 16, as they will be voting soon also?
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I don't think he said that. Maybe you should read the post again.

By the way, I don't think 18 yr olds should vote either. Most of them are clueless.

That happened when we had the draft. It should have ended when the draft did.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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But to further the discussion, at what point do you stop being clueless ?
In the case of liberals (Democrats), never. Although there have been some that have come to their senses and become conservatives.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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I agree, and further, think 18 and 19 is too young. The Amendment was added to justify the draft age 18.
I've always thought military service (combat roles at least), drinking, and voting should all be 21 minimum. Still plenty of clueless 21 year olds, but that at least gives people a few years of "adult" life before making sweeping decisions.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can't speak to the specifics of the Ohio law, but allowing 17 year olds to vote in primaries is common in several states... so long as they're 18 by the day of the general election.

You're injecting a dose of reality into a RW rant thread.

It won't be appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Anyone else find this amusing? He can't get the votes from working adults, so he has to go after 17 year olds who don't know anything about the real world and still live under their parent's roof lol.

There are many articles from CNN to small news companies reporting this, just google it.
And what about all the first and second graders, I suppose you want to disenfranchise them as well?

Such hate!

//Sarcasm Off
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't think he said that. Maybe you should read the post again.

By the way, I don't think 18 yr olds should vote either. Most of them are clueless.
THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


At one time, when sanity reigned supreme, the drinking as well as the voting age was pretty much 21 across the board. To believe the average 17 year old is politically enlightened is beyond the pale. They're more interested in texting, gaming, and partying... which is perfectly normal.

What this ridiculousness shows me is that politicians only care about votes and preserving their own power, even at the cost of rational thinking. Hell, lets make it 16. If you're old enough to drive you must be savvy enough to vote... right

He's trying to take advantage of the youngest and most naive who have no idea what true socialism is. It's shameless!
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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I read his post, his argument was that they havent tasted life yet, but that has nothing to do with the right to vote, which starts at the age of 18( turn 18 on the date of the general election or before).


But to further the discussion, at what point do you stop being clueless ?

At the very least, not until you're (on average) out of high school. More ideally, not until your mid twenties and you've had a chance to escape the bubble of college or have some experience with the government, taxes, etc.

Young people are notoriously easy to influence and manipulate, simply for the fact that they have very limited life experience. Its how we have legions of college kids rooting for Sanders' plans for socialized healthcare and free college, but have no idea how these $2.5 trillion yearly liabilities will be paid for other than vague mentions of making "the rich" pay for them.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


At one time, when sanity reigned supreme, the drinking as well as the voting age was pretty much 21 across the board. To believe the average 17 year old is politically enlightened is beyond the pale. They're more interested in texting, gaming, and partying... which is perfectly normal.

What this ridiculousness shows me is that politicians only care about votes and preserving their own power, even at the cost of rational thinking. Hell, lets make it 16. If you're old enough to drive you must be savvy enough to vote... right

He's trying to take advantage of the youngest and most naive who have no idea what true socialism is. It's shameless!
The voting age was lowered to 18 when the 26th Amendment was passed in 1971.
The drinking age was raised to 21 in 1984.

But at least you tried...
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