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the Black Baron Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 12:32 PM
" the meantime, many people will keep on voting for symbolism, as if an election is a popularity contest..." We need to return to property qualifications to vote, and raise the voting age back to 21, for federal elections, at least. If you own property, you're going to be more likely to be more thoughtful when you make decisions, and 18-year-olds, generally, aren't wise enough to make good judgments.
Cato JR Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:48 AM
I'd generally agree with you, except that such an age requirement would have deprived me of the only presidential vote I've cast so far which I was glad to take part in, the 1984 election where I was fortunate enough to be able to vote for President Reagan.
fenfen Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 11:15 AM
yes i agree with you cato and the black baron
Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Even squirrels know enough to store nuts, so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad.

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