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Ban the over 50's from Voting

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posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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reply to post by angus1745
 


I suggest that you post a thread banning d'bags from voting. In that way you could encompass all of congress and people that post trolling threads.




posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by Teeky
reply to post by intrepid
 


The older generations don't trust their own judgement. They raised us, so be confident that younger generations are capable of leading us into a more futuristic future.


"FUTURISTIC FUTURE..." This is an example of my post above. I'm sure the owners/ moderators are howling!



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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since 1972 i have not voted for the winner in any Presidential election...
that means from age 24 to age 46 my votes were not any more educated than the votes i've made on the President after i turned 50 until the present ( there have been 3 presidential elections since )

...so... what good will banning me & others above 50YO from picking the loser do the nation?


68 = campaigned & protested only, I was not 21 to vote, but served in the vietnam era Army
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posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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I really like the idea of not letting the 50+ population vote. Then maybe, just maybe marijuana will get legalized, taxed to pay debts and everyone can mellow the hell out.


Let me ask you this, "Einstein":

How old do you think the "Hippies" of the 60s' and 70s' are now?

Maybe it's the pot that makes us seem senile. Not the pot we smoked, though. I'm talking about the pot you've just smoked. It has altered your reality!

See ya,
Milt



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Respect your elders! *shakes fist in air* "GET OFF MY LAWN!"



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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LOL... funny,


How about we "Don't" let Idiots vote?

If you don't know what continent you live on, cannot read, cannot multiply 9 x 7 without counting on your fingers, Do not even know the pledge of allegiance, then how about we "Don't" let half of your Idiot generation vote?

Really, If we banned all Idiots from voting, we may actually have a chance of recovering. Thus half of the fools in their 20's with staples in their noses and mouths wouldn't be able to cancel out those of us with a brain.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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First and foremost I do not feel like we should take away voting rights of citizens.

It is true that the children are paying for the sins of their fathers and it is the over 50's who have led our country into the ground. It has been the responsibility of our parents and our grandparents to ensure that we grew up in a better world than they did. That is all we can do in this life, try to provide a better life for our children than we had. It was an epic fail by our parents generation and we will pay the price, our children will pay the price, and their children will pay the price.
The only counter-point that I can see is that our country is better off now than ever. If you believe this, we can agree to disagree. Attempting to shuck the blame is just silly though. You sold out your children for material goods and good times. Who were the voters? Who were(are) the people in charge? Not me. I'm 27 now and all i see is a declining economy and an increasing police state. Let's look at what you have left us with.

Good job letting Homeland Security take over. I hope you feel a lot safer now. I fear for my life, safety and freedom.

Excellent work with our education system. I like China and India better too.

I am especially impressed with how you have ensured that our economy is good and strong. The last thing I need is to be unemployed and looking for a job for a year and a half spending too much time on conspiracy websites....oh wait a second...

Well, at least we learned from Vietnam.........

And we aren't on the brink of religious turmoil between christians and muslims like those crazy crusade times....

Tons more I could add but what's the point. I guess it's easier to look to the light of the past as the future is certainly dark.

I guess we can blame 2 or 3 of the "elites" though because it's not your fault old-timer. You just wanted to live an easy life and not worry about much. Don't worry, we will solve everything you screwed up and deal with our own problems, all while trying to raise a family and look out for our children and our grandchildren and ensure a better future than them. Yeah, right. Thanks.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by infolurker
Thus half of the fools in their 20's with staples in their noses and mouths wouldn't be able to cancel out those of us with a brain.


I wouldn't stereotype, unlike the OP. I've got 3 piercings in 2 ears and the wife(45) has her nose pierced.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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gee, maybe I am getting senile here, but I remember alot of younger people supporting bush as if he could do no wrong, as well as alot of older people speaking out against him????



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by AnnoyingOrangeX
Just a thought ...

amount of 50+ old people that act the way the OP described ~ 75%
amount of 50+ old people that are sceptical and thinking individuals ~ 25%

amount of 50+ old people that act the way the OP described and are reading/replying on ATS Forum ~ 0%
amount of 50+ old people that are sceptical and thinking individuals and are reading/replying on ATS Forum ~ 95%

What I am trying to say is that there are ignorant people among all ages and that all of you - particularly because you read this thread here on ATS - are the most wrong persons that should have a dialog about this because all feel personaly involved by the therm 50+ but are not matching the description the OP was pointing out in any way.

I even bet that most would be with the OP when you were talking about this in more detail (honestly it is my belief that most older people are in the state of mind of doing nothing - just keep quite and hope the best - only a few years until retirement kicks in and they can finaly start to "enjoy" their new free time... I think most of the 50+ in this thread wouldn´t support that attitude either)

btw just because this was mentioned a couple of times... wisdom and experience has to be obtained ...you just do not get it for free just by aging ...

as Kurt Tucholsky once said
"Experience means nothing. You can do something badly for 35 years"

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Is this really a sign of intelligent life on Earth?

I sure as hell don't think so!


See ya,
Milt



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by happykat39

Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
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50 is too young...it certainly ISNT old.

65 perhaps is a more suitable age...i kind of agree with the driving thing...elderly drivers are a nightmare


I am 71 years old and can still legally drive without corrective lenses. I also cannot even remember the last time I had an accident, been ticketed, or was even pulled over by a cop. I manage to drive in a more stable manner than a lot of you young whippersnappers with your cell phones propped against your steering wheel so you can text. Or with your boom boxes on wheels and the volume set so high you would not hear a fire engine siren if it was just off your back bumper.

True, there are some old timers who should turn in their DL's; but I have seen a lot more young people driving erratically because they are paying too much attention to their tunes, texting, cell phone conversation, or any number of other things instead of paying attention to their driving.
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im not 17 any more lol the days of boom boxes and silly looking modifications for me are over...and i dont race around...costs too much in petrol and repairs.

my problem with elderly drivers isnt their eye sight...its their reaction times....their inability to drive anywhere near the speed limit...and the regular mistakes they make such as driving the wrong way down a dual carriage way....driving the wrong way up one way roads...not pulling out into a junction when there is a clear gap...here in england you get penalised on your driving test if you drive any more than 5mph below the speed limit for too long...and if there is sufficient space to pull out and you wait. i hate doing 40mph in a 60 limit...driving too slow is just as dangerous because it aggetates the drivers behind you.

and i have a feeling your not actually 71...happykat39...are you aware you actually used the word "wippersnapper"?...the most stereotypical elderly phrase i can think of....i think your pretending to be 71 just to argue for the sake of it.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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I'm speaking in severe generalizations, if you don't think my generalization applies to you - it probably doesn't so don't be offended.

Boomers are terrible. They ruined and continue to ruin this country. They are quick to take credit for successes (and even quicker to lay blame on others for their many failures) they have nothing to do with ie women's lib and other equal rights movements. However the Greatest Generation was still in control of the government at the time - the Greats passed all that legislation, the Greats deserve the credit for the Boomer's supposed accomplishments.

Generation X at large never had a chance, not with Boomers raising them.

I am hopeful that the Millenials will seize power from the Boomers; or stay sane long enough to be effective when the Boomers finally kick off.

I don't know about the Mobile Generation, I'm no soothesayer.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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You have NO idea of history. It was the Boomers that fought the establishment for human rights. We brought them kicking and screaming into the 20th century. Obviously there were exceptions such as MLK, et al.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
You all realize that this is yet another or the never ending ways to divide and conquer us, right? Pit the young against the old. And based on a lot of the responses here, it might be working?

The more lines we're divided on, the easier it is to take us down. And as with all the other lines they're using to pit us all against each other and never find harmony or agreement, compromise or sanity, just enough people are buying into it to fracture us even further. Just saying.


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A few agreed L. No one really listened though. But then, they seldom do.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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How about we get our priorities straight and ban anyone over 70 from DRIVING...


I reckon I would be willing to turn my drivers license in at 70, if that same law banned people under 50 from owning cell phones.

The number one cause of fatal accidents in the United States is not death by "old fart", or even "DUI"! It is "distracted driving"! While this can include eating, drinking and talking, the biggest distraction is "texting"!

What do you say "Seniors"? Should we take "Junior's" toys away?

See ya,
Milt
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posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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The movie "Wild In The Streets" suggested the same thing...put everyone over 30 in camps and feed them acid...ut remember your Beast-As-Saint barry sotero will be in that group...



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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with 50 you have more rights to vote than everyone under that age...cause you know how life is working...



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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There's something that has meaning when it comes to voting... long memories. As much as I'm in favour of the 18-25 year old crowd to get into voting, it's one thing they lack.

BTW... when it comes to driving, young people are more prone to get into accidents because they're reckless, full of bravado and love to show off how fast their cars are.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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You are right. Here's stats to back that up:

caaneo.ca...



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by VonDoomen
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see the problem is the "old" just keep piling up. due to the increase in votes, our actions will be lead towards entitlement programs and transfer payments. A general lack of care for the future, only concerned about morsels they can get now. Our country cant afford our old people. Not to mention that the older people get, the more confused they get. I would say limit the age to 65.

We are the ones who will have to live with the long term consequences of our current actions, not the "old folk"


Get real - - - how many entitlement programs do you think there are for the elderly?

Not to mention most have worked all their lives to pay into the benefits they receive.

And - - since I am 65 - - and know people my age - - I know they spent their lives working and have no interest in sitting around letting the garden grow under their rocking chair.

Many have been forced into retirement against their will. Many go out and find some other kind of work - - because working is what they know. Some - - if they are financially well off - - turn that work ethic into volunteer work.

As is said: "If only I knew in my early years - what I know now".



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