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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    At the start of the 20th century, this statement would be untrue as back then, 16 year olds would sometimes marry, hold full time jobs, and even were in the military(lying about their age). They were responsible people. Now, you have 20-somethings still living with their parents with zero responsibilities outside of a cell phone contract and maybe a car.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder was licensed as a teacher at 15 by South Dakota, which might have still been a territory at the time. They kind of broke the rules, because the rule was 16, but she had passed all the tests and there was a school that really needed a teacher. She started dating her future husband at 16 and was married at 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    That's why pelosi wants them voting


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    Exactly. If you can't win over the majority of the citizens with ideas, just cheat and open those borders and let the illegals pour in and continue with the brainwashing of the young, impressionable kids by the lib teachers.

    I would choose the age be raised to 21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Laura Ingalls Wilder was licensed as a teacher at 15 by South Dakota, which might have still been a territory at the time. They kind of broke the rules, because the rule was 16, but she had passed all the tests and there was a school that really needed a teacher. She started dating her future husband at 16 and was married at 18.
    Back in the "good old days" folks generally didn't live to a ripe old age. Whether she was 15 or 16, no time for a university education then nor any of those inane teaching courses. I don't think this flies as an excuse for 16 year olds to vote.
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    At What Age Is The Brain Fully Developed?

    It is widely debated as to which age the brain is considered “fully mature” or developed. In the past, many experts believed that the brain may have been done developing in the mid to late teens. Then along came some evidence to suggest that development may last until at least age 20. These days, a consensus of neuroscientists agree that brain development likely persists until at least the mid-20s – possibly until the 30s.

    The fact that our brains aren’t developed until the mid 20s means that “legal adults” (those age 18+) are allowed to make adult decisions, without fully mature brains. Someone who is 18 may make riskier decisions than someone in their mid-20s in part due to lack of experience, but primarily due to an underdeveloped brain. All behaviors and experiences you endure until the age of 25 have potential to impact your developing brain.
    This is several years old but liberals still push this crap.

    If it's true than the voting age should be 21 at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Back in the "good old days" folks generally didn't live to a ripe old age. Whether she was 15 or 16, no time for a university education then nor any of those inane teaching courses. I don't think this flies as an excuse for 16 year olds to vote.
    My distant cousin didn't get to vote until the 19th amendment passed, anyways, and she was way over 21 at that point

    In her books, the De Smet school that Laura attended gave an exhibition, in which the students displayed all they had learned to the community at large. They did math equations on the chalkboard and had to show their mental arithmetic abilities as well. They had to recite poems, and historic documents. Laura and another student had to give an oral presentation on US history from colonization to the Reconstruction (this was in the 1880s). They split in in half, and she got the second, longer, and more detailed half. In modern times, does anyone learn more in the additional 4 years of college to get a Bachelor's degree in education than she did in her schoolhouse on the prairie education?
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