Thread: Lowering the voting age to 16?
#1 Lowering the voting age to 16?10-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Progressivism (57 posts) Mon Oct-26-09 10:05 PM
Do you agree with Dennis Kucinich's advocation for lowering the voting age to 16?
Here's a website for background information .
I am a fourteen year old High School Freshman and I agree with Congressman Kucinich.
10-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Boy wouldn't that bolster the Democratic base! Kids are stupid until about 25, myself included, and they have no business voting, even at 18. I think they should have to wait until they can show their name on a lease or a mortgage in order for society to be assured that they know the value of the dollar.. A dopey college kid having all expenses paid by mama and daddy can inflict some serious damage to our country with their uninformed, uneducated vote.Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
10-28-2009, 05:38 PMVickers (1000+ posts) Mon Oct-26-09 11:20 PM
Response to Original message
17. Hell yeah!
Every teenager I know (including my own) would vote a straight Democratic ticket. They haven't let the cynicism and fear tear out their soul (yet).
10-28-2009, 05:53 PM
If I had my way, you'd have to show photo ID, recent urinalysis results, and prove you've been off all welfare programs for at least 6 months before you were even let into the booth. You would then have to pass a brief political quiz on your ballot to have your vote even tallied.
I can't help but sneer when I hear people talk about how we can encourage more people to vote. The problem in America is that too many people are voting already.
Last edited by Troll; 10-28-2009 at 05:55 PM.Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
10-28-2009, 06:15 PMObama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
10-28-2009, 06:40 PM
ugh. The last thing we need is more people voting.... certain forms of ammunition have no legitimate sporting, recreational, or self-defense use and thus should be prohibited. Such action is long overdue.
- Ronald Reagan
10-28-2009, 07:47 PM
I was surprised they let 14 year olds post over there. Only one reply mentioned it. I don't think we do that here.
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