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Reduce minimum voting age to sixteen (16)?
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Should the minimum voting age be reduced to 16?

When the minimum voting age was reduced to 18, I recall the primary justification being that if 18 year olds could be compelled to fight for our Country, then they should have the right to vote.

I am not in favor of it.

Amen.

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Of course not. 16 year olds are children.

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The minimum voting age should be raised to at least 25, preferably 30. Anyone younger is to fucking stupid to vote.

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Anyone over 65, it's not their future anymore.

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Anyone over 65, it's not their future anymore.

Under your rationale, terminally ill citizens who are otherwise eligible to vote, should have that right forfeited. Yes?

Amen.

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Sure.

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And whats your position on lowering the age to 16?

Amen.

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Only if the age of consent is lowered as well. And the drinking age. If you're going to vote for the Puppet in Chief, you might as well be recognized as a fully realized adult.

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I don't care one way or another. The end of the Union has begun. This country no longer belongs to the people.

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Anyone over 65, it's not their future anymore.


Not with the advances being made in medicine, but you make a fair point. However, their memory of the past has value in guiding the future. Most 16-year-olds add nothing but ignorance to the world.

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Remembering the past does not prevent one from repeating it. What constitutes the good old days for one person, could be the worst of times for another.

Perhaps a sliding scale that weights a vote based on the voter's age. Say it starts at .33 at the earliest voting age, and increases linearly to 1.00 from 45 to 65, then diminishes over time by a factor of .973 per year. That would put them back to about .33 by the age of 105 to 110. 0.33 would be the minimum.

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Couple that with term limits for congressmen, and you're onto something.

Execute lobbyists, and you just might MAGA.

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