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    Voting Age

    Post  Ladyelaine on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:59 am

     Just a thought for consideration while acknowledging that it will not come about, a rant perhaps - for quite a while I've been thinking the voting age in this country needs to be changed back to 21. Observing the immaturity, lack of responsibility, and lack of cognitive capacity of many teens and college age youth of today has led me to that conclusion. I was not allowed to register to vote until I was 21 years old although military draft age was 18. I and everyone I knew owned a gun at that age and knew how to use it safely and responsibly to hunt with and use in target practice along with many who also belonged to archery clubs. Nowadays it seems these values and maturity are mostly confined to youth living in rural areas. Those raised on asphalt and concrete don't have a clue as to how to live if they lack city conveniences. Obviously even Obama classified youth of today as being immature to the point of being still  dependent on parents when he allowed "children" up to age 26 to be included on their parent's health insurance policy. 

    People used to take responsibility for themselves at much younger ages than they do now. It wasn't unusual for someone to become an apprentice in a trade while still attending high school. 
    Some plumbers, carpenters, electricians, and mechanics had full time jobs making more money by the time they were 21 than former classmates made after graduating college. Now many college grads belittle those without a degree. I remember when doctors often complained about having to pay plumbers more for a home visit than they got paid for a patient office visit. 

    Real life responsibility develops maturity much faster than any "book learning" or participation in political demonstrations ever will.

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    Re: Voting Age

    Post  sinister_midget on Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:18 am

    I wasn't 21 yet when it was lowered. I was only 18. Even then I thought it wasn't a very good idea. Nothing since then has altered that opinion one iota.

    Some really, really dumb people now think 16 should be the goal. Some of them really believe it, while others see it as a means to further destroy the country, buy themselves some more power, or both.

    If I have to be 21 to buy a handgun, I shouldn't be able to vote until then. If they want to raise the purchase of every gun to 21, then I think voting should be no less than 21 (I'd think 25 would be better), after people have a chance to live with what that means to the security of everyday people and maybe grow up a little bit.

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    -- Barack Hussein Obama

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    Re: Voting Age

    Post  JJRobinson on Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:44 am

    Yep...Needs to be changed to 21...

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