Lowering the voting age on the Left Coast

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  1. Zhukov
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    I guess swaying adults with their inane arguments has become too tedious for some California democrats and they've decided to focus of the more malleable members of our society.


    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/8136780.htm
     
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    Holy crap what a monumental waste of time and money. The youth don't vote now as it is. 18 is plenty young enough to start voting.
     
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    If it weren't for the fact that 18 year olds can be drafted, I would say even that was too young.
     
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    18 is plenty young enough. until the issues effect 14/16 year olds...ie..taxes/jnsurance ect...working folks that pay the bills will continue to vote, first the gays and now kiddy votes....only in California...jeez
     
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    Maybe some republicans got to him and he is helping them lower the voting age so the draft age can be lowered and more kids can go to war. HAHAH those evil republicans would do that.
     
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    I think the voting age should be moved to about 35. The solution to that problem about disenfranshising soldiers: Soldiers can vote at 18.
     
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    Most 18 year olds I know are too stupid to figure out how to vote, let alone who to vote for. It would be scary to see a 16 year old in the polling place. Besides, they don't pay taxes, and as minors, they don't have the full rights of adults.

    I'm all about getting people politically involved, but I see no need to extend the vote to 14 year olds.
     
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    I would say 25 at the most because of Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution.
     
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    That's better.
     
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    If what my friend in California tells me is true, the state is run by basket cases because ordinary people are too busy working to pay for insanely expensive houses to get involved in state politics. Perhaps a better law would be to allow parents to send their kids to the polls to vote on their behalf. :laugh:
     

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