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View Poll Results: Should we raise or lower the voting age?
Raise to 21 43 51.81%
Lower to 16 10 12.05%
Keep the age at 18 for those in the armed forces 21 25.30%
Other 18 21.69%
Welcome to Costco I love you. 7 8.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Should we raise or lower the voting age?
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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We should keep it the way it is.

I would argue that grandparents voting in this technological world are just as misinformed, if not more so then their grandkids
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Should we raise or lower the voting age?

Voting is a civic duty which requires some rational thought. In most instances, people do not know "who they are" or "where they are going" until age 30. They should raise the voting age to 30.

Drunk driving is a pox on the nation. As such, they should lower the drinking age to 16 and raise the driving age minimum to 22, or 18 for those not in school who have an actual job. The unemployed should not have the right to drive, as they have too much time to sit around and drink, then think about driving after they are drunk.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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For those who voted for raising the age, do you actually think you have a shot at repealing the 26th amendment?
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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I would say raise it to age 25. Young-and-dumb kids should have no business voting. When people are young, they usually have a naive outlook on life. They wanna "save the world" and other such nonsense. You can't expect people with such an idealistic outlook to make rational decisions when it comes to voting.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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Raise it to 35. It takes most people that long to get their head out of their ass these days.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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Why didn't you include a "Keep It What It Is" option?
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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It doesn't matter, the government does what it pleases.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Keep it the same. Are you really more mature at 21 than 18? I was probably less mature after going to college a couple years. I feel like you don't really grow up until you are in the real world, but that is going to be different for each person.

Does it matter? Young people do not vote anyway.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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you wanna raise the age limit then raise the age limit of the young men and women who fight our wars. old enough to serve your country, old enough and aware enough to vote.
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