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The Worst President Ever

silvereagle Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 6:11 AM
You know we wouldn't have this fool in the WH except for Sen Ted Kennedy. In Mar 1970 he pushed the bill that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 essentially saying that people being eligible to be drafted and sent to Viet Nam should have the right to vote. Fine. But I feel that once we went "all volunteer" it should have been repealed EXCEPT for those serving in the military between the ages of 18 to 21. That would have eliminated all the immature "children" from the voter rolls and probably would have prevented elections from turning into "Who's The Coolest!".
Trude3 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 12:43 PM
Just a suggestion: Instead of lowering the voting age to 18, wouldn't it have been better to
increase the draft age to 21 ?
(Personally I do not want teenagers to learn to kill, nor most of them to vote either.)
Michael in the P/R of ATL Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:39 AM
I like Ann Coulter's idea - no taxation, no representation. Until you're paying into the system, you don't get to vote yourself more of the taxpayer's hard-earned wages.
Seawolf Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 8:23 AM
I've been saying that for a poker game, no ante, you sit this hand out...Voting for more of someone else's money is a conflict of interest.
CVN65 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 9:02 AM
I assure that they feel no conflict at all!
Rich Not wealthy Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 10:34 AM
Seawolf, we've been singing the same tune for years.
The Chopping Block Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:10 AM
Although I am not sure of how I feel about your idea of the voting age (first glance is I think you are right), I then have to slide down that slippery slope to ask, in all seriousness, if taking your idea, we apply it to the women's vote and say that women elected Obama because he was such a charmer. Women love him, not because of his policies but because they think he is cool. Once you begin to remove a segment of the voting population because you think they can't make an intelligent decision, then I am afraid you will have no place to stop.
CVN65 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 9:01 AM
Of course we know where to stop. Male landowners that actually pay taxes.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 11:20 AM
Crapola on that.
I served in the USAF,1970-74. Servicemen deserve the right to vote.

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