posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 12:49 PM
While I agree with you on the standard maturity of 14 year olds, I've been waiting for this since the "tough on crime" crowd started pushing for
trying children as adults.
The ornery part of me would be just delighted if some kid, say 14 or 15, was tried as an adult for some crime and acquited, then turned around and
sued the state for the right to vote. Reasoning that if he's judged mentally mature enough to bear all the responsibilities of citizenship, he
should be mature enough to also bear the rights.