Thread: Lowering the voting age to 16?
10-28-2009, 08:59 PM
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
I doubt there is any way to stop any age group from posting here. How would you know?
As to lowering the voting age, my position is the vote should be an earned right. You should be required to give something back to the nation before being afforded the right to vote.
Military service would be one route.
Perhaps civilian service akin to military service (i.e. park service or some other real work).
Or proof that you have been a PRODUCTIVE member of society (aka pay serious taxes and show you have WORKED for at least 10 years non-stop).
I believe this would eliminate the leaches that are voting themselves pork at the trough.
(sigh). I can dream can't I?
10-28-2009, 10:01 PMStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
10-29-2009, 11:24 AM
http://www.dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/teen-drivers.php It's not a complete revocation of their driving privileges - but it is a good start. :) They can't even get a junior license until they're 16 1/2 have 50+ hours of LOGGED driving experience - and have passed a drivers education course.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
04-12-2011, 09:53 AM
04-12-2011, 09:57 AM
Welcome! If you join the military at age 17 I think all the rights of an adult should come with it.
If you're old enough to die for your country, you are old enough to enjoy it's benefits.How is obama working out for you?
04-12-2011, 10:14 AM
- Join Date
- May 2010
The only good thing about 16 years olds being able to vote is that a tiny fraction of them would even bother doing it.
04-12-2011, 10:37 AM
That's how I see it, too, except for alcohol-if it was just a matter of those 18-21 year olds serving in the military being served alcohol, well, I have no problem with that. It's just not probably legally possible to have a double standard like that where one group can drink and the rest can't.
Can a 17 year old actually serve in the military? I know they can enlist at that age, but I thought they had to be 18 to begin their active service. If they are 17, it's only a matter of weeks or months before they are eligible to vote. It would be a very small group of 17 year olds who were born in November and December who wouldn't be able to vote (my thinking is that most people are 17 or 18 years old at high school graduation, and those who are 17 turn 18 by the end of December of that year).
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