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(Sun Sentinel)   High schooler campaigning to get 16-year-olds the right to vote. Like we don't know this is just a ploy to get the drinking age lowered   (sun-sentinel.com ) divider line
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2003-02-21 11:26:31 AM  
Something tells me that if 16-year-olds can vote, they can also be sent off to war as very poorly soldiers. Also, do you really want your government officials elected by 16- and 17-year-olds? It'll just pave the way for a Vin Diesel presidential campaign, with Natalie Portman as VP.
 
2003-02-21 12:05:18 PM  
Could you imagine having 16-year-olds in a jury?!?
 
2003-02-21 01:15:37 PM  
If 16-year-olds can be tried as adults, then it would be hypocritical to not let them vote.
 
2003-02-21 02:17:45 PM  
I just served on a jury with an 18 year old dumbass. They should raise the age to 21, at least, to be on a jury.
 
2003-02-21 02:18:00 PM  
I couldn't scratch my own ass properly at 18. I can't believe they let me vote then.

Besides, I would rather not have the country run based on a bunch of Rage lyrics.
 
2003-02-21 02:18:35 PM  
Like they would anyway. Hell, most college-age kids don't even vote.
 
2003-02-21 02:18:37 PM  
No. 16 year olds shouldn't be able to vote. Not that 16 yo's don't have valid opinions, it's just that they should be learning the joys of sex at that age.
 
2003-02-21 02:18:37 PM  
Fer Christ's sake, they can't drive, how the hell will they have a clue how to vote?
 
2003-02-21 02:18:39 PM  
Okay, to avoid being hypocritical we should give 16 year old murderers the right the vote.
 
2003-02-21 02:19:03 PM  
That'll be real effective.

1 out of every 1,000 would vote. The rest would be too busy with their oral sex parties, girl on girl kissing, and what ever the hell else kids do today.

Dumb.
 
2003-02-21 02:19:13 PM  
Yeah - because the fact that like half of all 'adult' voters don't know who thier congressperson is and most could not find Iraqi on map of the middle east if you held a WoMD to thier pointy heads.

Jeebus wept...

/disenchanted
 
2003-02-21 02:19:43 PM  
I'm 31, and I know I'm not mature enough to vote.
 
2003-02-21 02:22:01 PM  
Stevarooni Could you imagine having 16-year-olds in a jury?!?


"So ummm, like, you guys! Like we have to chill here and figure out who did it! Come oooon guys - like focus umkay? Phat shoes! Where'd you get them? Awesome!

No like where was I?"
 
2003-02-21 02:22:30 PM  
Right, I'm sure we all want to see Justin Timbertake elected president, with a cabinet comprising Britney Spears, N'Sync, and Eminem. These young whippersnappers these days, great honk!
 
2003-02-21 02:23:08 PM  
MTV is to blame for everything...

[image from trinity.edu too old to be available]
 
2003-02-21 02:23:25 PM  
This dude that's campaigning is doing what most red-blooded American males can only think about doing..Instead of chasing girls and giving lawnjobs, 16 year olds should be concentrating on politics!
 
2003-02-21 02:23:30 PM  
did someone say girl on girl kissing?!?!
 
2003-02-21 02:23:40 PM  
Hell, most people don't know who the Vice President is.
 
2003-02-21 02:24:48 PM  
Biggbossman Hell, most people don't know who the Vice President is.


Silly! He is in a bunker having another quad by-pass!

Oh - you said who...

Sorry
 
2003-02-21 02:25:19 PM  
Mojo Nixon said it best,

"You can send young boys out to fight in one war or another, but you can't buy beer"
 
2003-02-21 02:25:41 PM  
If 16-year-olds can be tried as adults, then it would be hypocritical to not let them vote.

Somewhere along the line we got confused with "trying someone as an adult" and "trying someone who commits a haneous crime". You don't have to be an adult to commit and "adult" crime.
 
2003-02-21 02:25:44 PM  
eminem is 30.. dont compare him to brit and n'sync, asshat
 
2003-02-21 02:25:44 PM  
sorry, I know I would have agreed with this at 16, but at the ripe old age of 26 Im gonna veto this one. I still feel like I dont know shiat about a lot of stuff, but you know what? I know most 16 year olds dont know shiat.
 
2003-02-21 02:26:14 PM  
If they can score 100% on this test, let's talk.

And for the rest of you Farkers, good luck.
 
2003-02-21 02:26:58 PM  
16 year olds should not be allowed to drive let alone vote. They're dumber than a box of hammers but they think they know everything!
 
2003-02-21 02:28:03 PM  
Gte269--sorry, I was factoring in maturity level and emotional intelligence index as well. They all came out about the same, right below my twelve-year-old brother who still eats paste, and right above people who call other people "asshats" in threads.
 
2003-02-21 02:28:08 PM  
Ummm.... I don't get the title. We can vote at 18, but the drinking age is still 21. I don't get it.
 
2003-02-21 02:28:42 PM  
Ashardin -
"1 out of every 1,000 would vote. The rest would be too busy with their oral sex parties, girl on girl kissing, and what ever the hell else kids do today."


Which is exactly why we need thier votes! I will trade any politician and thier agenda for oral sex parties, girl on girl kissing, and what ever the hell else kids do today! Thats how I want to see my tax money spent.
 
2003-02-21 02:28:44 PM  
"I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work."

Why can't we revive aristocracy? I simply don't trust you people.

;-)
 
2003-02-21 02:29:21 PM  
Gte269

The comparison wasn't about the performer's ages, but the age of their fan base.
 
2003-02-21 02:30:03 PM  
What good is being able to vote at 16 if you're not allowed to cut school to vote?

For that matter, what good is being able to vote as an adult if you're not allowed to miss work to vote?

Make election day a national holiday. Thank you.
 
2003-02-21 02:30:10 PM  
Your score: 6 out of 12.

Go back to Civics class.
 
2003-02-21 02:30:37 PM  
Cool test MonikerLewinsky.

Unfortunately my ADD kicked around question 7...

Yet another reason not to let 16 yr olds do anything but get each other pregnent.
 
2003-02-21 02:31:06 PM  
02-21-03 02:26:14 PM MonikerLewinsky
If they can score 100% on this test, let's talk.

7 out of 12. See? I really dont know shiat.
 
2003-02-21 02:31:07 PM  
MonikerLewinksy: That test was way too easy, can I vote now?
 
2003-02-21 02:32:09 PM  
Your score: 11 out of 12
Model citizen

I missed the "Elected by the American People" one because I'd never heard of the 14 years thing.
 
2003-02-21 02:32:22 PM  
one thing you guys should like...marijuana would be legalized before the administration was over and the Dell kid would be made the new Drug Czar
 
2003-02-21 02:32:32 PM  
Your score: 6 out of 12.

Go back to Civics class
Looks like there are 2 of us. Should I meet you in class or do you want to carpool?
 
2003-02-21 02:32:43 PM  
even more so then, eminem shouldn't be compared to brit and n'sync.. he has mad skillz, "10 million records sold.. and doesnt have to sell to ten and 11 year olds"
 
2003-02-21 02:33:29 PM  
Your score: 11 out of 12
Model citizen

Stupid "Congress Only" for declaring war.
 
2003-02-21 02:33:39 PM  
there are some kids tht are just more mature than others. i couldve voted when i was 16 but most of my classmates couldn't (especially since they switch the Bush presidents around. Personally i think you should take a test like when you get your drivers license.
 
2003-02-21 02:33:45 PM  
16,18,21,71,
As far as Im concerned what we need is consistancy. In the eyes of gubmint, you should get all your adults perks at one time. Consistancy.
The following should all have the same age lmits
1) Voting
2) Drinking
3) Driving (insurance reasons)
4) Smoking (Whatever plant you choose)
5) Warring
6) Jury duty
7) Adoption/ legal guardianship
8) Consent for sex
9) Strip clubs/ adult entertainment
10) Consent for medical procedures
11) Tattoos and peircings
12) Dangerous sports like fighting and NASCAR

Ther should be just one arbitrary (Cause lets face it all age limits are arbitrary) age limit at which you are declared an adult, and allowed all the perks thereof. There can be no real reasonable arguement against that.
 
2003-02-21 02:33:57 PM  
10 out of 12. I'm a model citizen, apparently.

I'm 18, btw, so I don't really appreciate all the bashing, but I do understand where you're coming from... a lot of my peers are real dumb-arses.
 
2003-02-21 02:34:04 PM  
the last time i could score 100% on that test was during civics class in 9th grade.

unless you are going into politics you don't really need to know that stuff. it doesn't really factor into choosing who you want to represent you.

btw i got a 9, i feel dirty
 
2003-02-21 02:34:17 PM  
"Why not?"

Poor honey just shot off her adolecent foot.
 
2003-02-21 02:34:31 PM  
12 out of 12.
 
2003-02-21 02:34:40 PM  
BTW- when I first took the test, I scored 11. But my naturalized Nigerian friend made a perfect score.

He LOVES it here in the US. When we were discussing the election fiasco back in 2000, he said "You don't understand - you have the right to vote without worrying about being shot."

A little healthy international perspective never hurt anyone.
 
2003-02-21 02:34:43 PM  
Diogenes "I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work."

Ummm according to the test we are a republic not a democracy. Oh shiate! Sweater_Girl is going to get one right!

/Sorry SG
 
2003-02-21 02:35:38 PM  
Your score: 7 out of 12

Not bad

And I'm not even American
 
2003-02-21 02:35:40 PM  
Gte269

Great, you like Eminem. The question is about allowing 16 year olds to vote. If that passed, you'd be eligible to vote in 2 years, get it?
 
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