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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: TruMcCarthy
If I'm being perfectly frank and honest, I think Voting Age should be at least into the 20s based on the entitlement, obliviousness and lack of awareness currently held by 95% of the 20 year olds I see today.
Public education and continuous programming for years has truly sabotaged these younger generations.
It is frightening how materialistic, gullible, unquestioning and predictable many of these younger folks behave.
If you are a younger person on this site, I mean no offense AT ALL but you can't tell me many of your peers or those of similar demographics/age are on ATS, staying up-to-speed with the Gvt, Inside Corruption, Sabre-Rattling War-Hungry nations challenging each other, etc. etc. etc..
I am in my late 20s and try to connect with my younger sibling, her friends, younger co-workers and acquantances.. and they don't know who Edward Sowden is, what the illegal NSA suveillance program was, what Wikileaks is or Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, George Soros - the illegal and sellout-moves done by Clinton, Obama, Bush, Tony Blair, the Royal Family & Vatican/Catholic Mafioso. U.S and the West's elected leaders selling out their sovereign nations' safety for private interests and the highest bidders... the list goes on and on. I have yet to meet anyone younger than their early 20s who has a CLUE about even 1 thing I've mentioned.
I'm sure they are out there, but I am highly convinced that they are a small minority among the rest
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: BubbaJoe
Uh, the voting age IS 18.
So you should be able to smoke and drink as well.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: BubbaJoe
Damn right. The fact someone could possibly sacrifice their whole life in service to a country and not be allowed to vote, drink or smoke in that same country is totally insane.
originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
If anything the voting age should be raised. Young people are idiots with no real world experience. I'm horrified by my teenage stupidity.
Agreed and we'll said