Comments on: Let 17-year-olds vote http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ywatkins http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57997 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:15:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57997 The question is not who should have the right to vote. The question is whether people are wise enough to vote.

There is nothing unreasonable about requiring people to have adult experience before voting. When the 21 year limit was enshrined in the 18th century it was not unusual for people to get get married at 14. Many were self supporting at 14. By that standard, since most people are not self supporting until 20 or 22, making the age for voting 27 would be quite reasonable.

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By: PCScipio http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57805 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:43:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57805 mulholland, how about just tax payers, regular taxpayers. Romney might not qualify.

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By: mulholland http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57804 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:24:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57804 Voting should be limited to taxpayers and property owners.

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By: BigRocket http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57785 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:03:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57785 @anarcurt: Cool story bro, but it doesn’t work like that in the real world. The elderly may not be long for this world, but they generally care about the country’s future for the sake of their children and grandchildren. Nice try though, and for a brief moment I almost forgot about the absurdity of letting 17-year-old *kids* vote for our next President.

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By: SayHey http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57784 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:01:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57784 Or, has been said by others – if you are not liberal when you are young, you have no heart – if you are not conservative when you are old, you have no brain.

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By: stambo2001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57783 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:54:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57783 Have to go with Plato on this one and agree that the minimum voting age should be 30. How many of us over the age of 30 still think and believe in the same things we did when a child of 17? Lord of the Flies on a national scale?

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By: anarcurt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57764 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57764 Instead of talking about the minimum voting age let’s talk about a maximum voting age. The elderly have no care for the long term health of the country, just their short term interests. I say we take away voting privileges to anyone over 70. You should have no say in the direction the country will go when you will not even be around to face the consequences.

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By: Willie12345 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57747 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:45:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57747 The age for voting and drinking should be 24. Military service should be restricted until the age of 24 also, except when lowered by an act of congress with a 2/3 vote.

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By: ALLSOLUTIONS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57744 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:20:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57744 Like another commenter. There should be one age limit for everything; voting, drinking, military service; the individual is no longer the responsibility of his parents.

As for lowering the voting age; lets increase it to 30. Maybe by then people will be mature, educated any intelligent enough to make smart decisions. Very doubtful.

Better yet, develop a voting qualification panel.

The facts no one wants to read.

Learn to think for yourself.

Censorship is evil.

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By: Dave1968 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/07/24/let-17-year-olds-vote/#comment-57738 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:49:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13659#comment-57738 let 17 year old’s drink beer. let 17 year olds be drafted
then they would have a clearer understanding of what the world’s about.

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