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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2005, 09:13:21 am »

If voting allows people to steal my money and restrict my freedoms then NOBODY should be allowed to vote.  ;D
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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2005, 11:18:33 pm »

If voting allows people to steal my money and restrict my freedoms then NOBODY should be allowed to vote.  ;D
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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2006, 03:52:19 pm »

I know this is an old thread, but I want to clarify a point here.  This is the exact transcript of the 26th amendment at issue here.

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The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

The language is different from the original 14th amendment which prohibited any male not 21 years of age or older from voting.  This amendment however only provides that no state shall deny the right to vote to someone 18 years of age or older.  It's an important distinction because that puts the law into the hands of the states themselves.  Any state may lower their voting age to any level they like as long as they don't deny someone 18 years of age or older a vote.

However, as of now, all states wait until they are constitutionally forced to give a vote to a person before they will actually allow it.




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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2006, 10:51:39 pm »

However, as of now, all states wait until they are constitutionally forced to give a vote to a person before they will actually allow it.
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Ignorant 18-year-olds are no different than ignorant 30-year-olds.
Intelligent 18-year-olds are no different than intelligent 30-year-olds.


Age does not equal knowledge.
Age may equal experience, but TONS of people are still too ignorant to make the right choice.
I agree completely. Age is an awful criterion for deciding who should vote. The only criterion should be: Do you live in the United States? All of us are subject to the actions of government, and none of us should be left powerless to stop it, when necessary.
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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2006, 12:25:34 am »

I would think the last thing needed is for people still in the public brainwashing system--otherwise known as the public school system--to be voting. Look on the bright side; maybe it will degenerate the country so quickly some people will take notice.
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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 01:35:05 pm »

Agree with the front-floorer absolutely!
Different items need different treatment.When widen the age of voter to promise democracy,take differentiated affection to conside. 8)
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Re: UK debates lowering voter age to 16
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2007, 01:48:04 pm »

This discussion is very odd to me.

It seems as if suggesting that 16 year olds (hell, 18 year olds) should not be considered "adults" is somehow anti-freedom?  At one point, the age of adulthood was 21.  The point is that adults should be free, but we all know that children don't have rights to liberty or property (or else sending a child to his room would be considered "false imprisonment").

While we're at it, why don't we just remove the voting age completely?  If you can pronounce the name of one of the candidates, you can vote.

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