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originally posted by: Puppylove
The youth are the future period. It is an effort to get votes, but not the way you think. The goal is to cause the right to, in an effort to fight them, alienate the youth of the future thus securing it for themselves.
originally posted by: Navieko
a reply to: Puppylove
The OP is all about a push to lower the voting age limit to 17. You're the one trying to turn it around as an effort in getting the limit raised, by way of some kind of "reverse psychology". Let's stick to the likely facts shall we?
1. There is a push by those with influence on the left, to lower the voting limit to 17.
2. The result of this being successful would mean many more winning votes towards the DNC (naive kid's being more prone to being emotionally influenced).
3. With respect to the betterment of the nations future - it's a crappy idea!
Anything else is just conjecture.
originally posted by: MysticPearl
originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Raise it to 21 to get most of the college Marxists out of the voter pool.
I say raise it until employed and supporting yourself.
Once you're responsible for yourself and independent, you have quite a different outlook on life.
originally posted by: BubbaJoe
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.
If I remember right, you are a vet as well, we all signed our names, and yes you should be able to drink and smoke. However the Evangelical asshats among us think this is wrong. How many of those evangelical asshats ever signed that line, I am guessing not many.