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Washington, D.C., may allow 16-year-olds to vote for president in the 2020 election

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posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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WASHINGTON -- By the 2020 presidential election, 16 and 17-year-olds may be able to vote in the nation's capital.

Washington, D.C. may lower the voting age for federal and local elections to 16. The legislation was introduced last Tuesday by D.C. council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who said he was inspired by the high schoolers that came to D.C. to protest at the March for our lives.

Advocates of the measure say they have the support of seven of 13, a majority of D.C. Council members.


www.usatoday.com...


So Allen was inspired by the teenagers who said that they weren't mature enough to own firearms until 21 to allow them to vote when they were 16.


I will state that districts have the right to determine the age.


But the logic makes no sense.

If you aren't mature enough or emotionally stable enough to own a firearm until 21, then what makes people think that a person is emotionally stable and mature enough to properly cast a vote?




posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Don't we have an amendment setting the voting age for federal elections?



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

16 year olds eat tide pods. nuff said,..



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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Most 16 year olds going to school in DC aren't going to vote.

The demographics they're looking for live in surrounding counties in VA and MD.

I think DC has plenty of more important issues for their elected officials to be spending time on.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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Too young to go to war. Too young to own a handgun. And yet... ?

The Democrats are desperate to win. They see now that their indoctrination is working well in schools, after they brainwashed so many of our youth into protesting away their second amendment rights. So now they are bringing them into the flock, as a new generation of mindless drones.

Ok, mindless drones is not fair to teens. Many are smart. But drones are how the DNC considers them by proposing this nonsense.

Children need to get out into the world and actually become a working part of society before learning enough to make an important decision like who should run the country.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

WASHINGTON -- By the 2020 presidential election, 16 and 17-year-olds may be able to vote in the nation's capital.

Washington, D.C. may lower the voting age for federal and local elections to 16. The legislation was introduced last Tuesday by D.C. council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who said he was inspired by the high schoolers that came to D.C. to protest at the March for our lives.

Advocates of the measure say they have the support of seven of 13, a majority of D.C. Council members.


www.usatoday.com...


So Allen was inspired by the teenagers who said that they weren't mature enough to own firearms until 21 to allow them to vote when they were 16.


I will state that districts have the right to determine the age.


But the logic makes no sense.

If you aren't mature enough or emotionally stable enough to own a firearm until 21, then what makes people think that a person is emotionally stable and mature enough to properly cast a vote?



I think part of your title headline was omitted.....Desperate for liberal voters, Washington D.C. may allow.........



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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Dems needing some young, impressionable, stupid voters.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: BlueAjah




Children need to get out into the world and actually become a working part of society before learning enough to make an important decision like who should run the country.


Given some of the persons elected to office and some that are reelected after what they have done while in office, I would suggest that statement applies to more then just children.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: craterman
Dems needing some young, impressionable, stupid voters.


I’m not for 16-year-olds voting, because they don’t have enough life experience, not because they’re “stupid’. There are a lot of adults out there who are pretty stupid who are allowed to vote.


Maybe we should keep the age requirement for the immature and a “stupid” requirement for everyone else?



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: DBCowboy

16 year olds eat tide pods. nuff said,..


30 year olds soak tampons in hooch and stick them in their ass.

Nuff said



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: DBCowboy

16 year olds eat tide pods. nuff said,..


...and pull condoms out through their noses

:/


Is this just poppycock or do they really think this is a good idea?



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: DBCowboy

Don't we have an amendment setting the voting age for federal elections?


The Twenty-Sixth Amendment provides, “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.”

constitutioncenter.org...



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn

I think DC has plenty of more important issues for their elected officials to be spending time on.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:40 AM
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"Nice to meet you, President Kardashian!"



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Let me guess, 16 year olds tested favorably to being open to the preferred issues and candidates of those paying DC under the table?

yah. I say we make important national decisions by putting pictures of issues with flash cards in front of babies and then just see which predetermined written answer they crawl towards.

If they grab two but only chew on one answer card then the chewed card is our national answer. Done.


edit on 4 18 2018 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux

originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: DBCowboy

16 year olds eat tide pods. nuff said,..


...and pull condoms out through their noses

:/


Is this just poppycock or do they really think this is a good idea?


This is George Soros BS he was trying to make a thing immediately after Hillary lost the election, so they could harness the emotional herd mentality of the hormones overloaded millennial's.

This is next level gerrymandering.




posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: craterman

16 year olds like being accepted and on The Winning Side. They will vote for whoever Donald Trump recommends and or Donald Trump himself.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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You said it.

Can't buy a gun but their mature enough to vote.

EPIC cognitive dissonances.

Please ignore the Bill of Rights, and the biggest kicker.

The electoral college is made up of people older than 16.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Oh you mean they finally want to let the young impressionable minds they've been slowly indoctrinating and brainwashing to come out and vote for them?

Nice.



posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: DBCowboy

16 year olds eat tide pods. nuff said,..


Exactly why the establishment wants them included in the process of electing our officials...



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