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‘Ridiculous’! 125 House Dems – and one Republican – vote in favor of bill to lower voting age to 16
March 8, 2019 | Vivek Saxena

On Thursday over 50 percent of House Democrats voted in favor of a widely panned measure to lower the voting age for all federal elections from 18 to 16.

Introduced by freshman congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and backed by the likes of anti-Semitic, Muslim freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, among others in the radical freshmen class, the measure failed to pass only because of opposition from most Republicans and 108 Democrats.

Meanwhile, a whopping 125 Democrats and one Republican, Texas Congressman Michael C. Burgess, voted in favor of the measure. It’s unclear why Burgess voted “aye.”

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Meanwhile, a whopping 125 Democrats and one Republican, Texas Congressman Michael C. Burgess, voted in favor of the measure. It’s unclear why Burgess voted “aye.”

Maybe his wife turns 16 this year?

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Meanwhile knowledgable educators will stipulate, the typical 18-19 year old college freshman, has the maturity of 13-15 year olds from not long ago.

I say raise the voting age, to 25.
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I wonder when people start taking the democrat objectives seriously and stop calling every step toward their goals "ridiculous".

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Michael Burgess, MD??Verified account? @michaelcburgess · 7h7 hours ago 


Those who pay taxes should have a voice in our democracy. As a teen, I worked & paid taxes. This week I voted for an amdt that would give young adults the right to vote - it failed by a wide margin. I support policies that encourage work & this could be part of the conversation.



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Looks like very bad judgment on this issue.
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At 16 I had three things on my mind: cars, sex, and girls. And not necessarily in that order. I barely trust a 16 year old to cut my lawn, why would I trust one to vote? 
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At 16 I had three things on my mind: cars, sex, and girls. And not necessarily in that order. I barely trust a 16 year old to cut my lawn, why would I trust one to vote?

Very bad judgment on his part.  Apparently he was looking fondly back on his youth.  Must have forgot the cars, sex and girls.
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One of the worst mistakes this country made was to lower the voting age to 18.
It should have remained at 21.
At least!

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Meanwhile knowledgable educators will stipulate, the typical 18-19 year old college freshman, has the maturity of 13-15 year olds from not long ago.

I say raise the voting age, to 25.
Yep.

That would increase the possibility they had actually had a job (or looked for one), paid their own bills, and knew just a little about how things work. The reason the voting age and drinking age (since raised back to 21) were lowered in the first place was the number of Vietnam Era servicemen who had been or could be in combat, but could not legally buy a beer or vote when they came home.
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Michael Burgess, MD??Verified account? @michaelcburgess · 7h7 hours ago 


Those who pay taxes should have a voice in our democracy. As a teen, I worked & paid taxes. This week I voted for an amdt that would give young adults the right to vote - it failed by a wide margin. I support policies that encourage work & this could be part of the conversation.



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Looks like very bad judgment on this issue.
At 14 I was a deck hand on a pile driver. I only paid social security, and got my withheld income taxes back. That still didn't qualify me to vote, nor others in my age group. We just accepted that.

"Free, white, 21, male, and a property owner." is how we started. Now: Free, white, 21 18, male, and a property owner.
In some jurisdictions, even citizenship is optional.
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One of the worst mistakes this country made was to lower the voting age to 18.
It should have remained at 21.
At least!

But, then, the argument will be that if you’re old enough for military service, then your old enough to vote for the leaders who would put your safety and life at risk.

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Lower the voting age to about 20 minutes and we could
stop killing newborns.

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aligncare wrote:
"But, then, the argument will be that if you’re old enough for military service, then your old enough to vote for the leaders who would put your safety and life at risk."

In that case, "extend" the voting franchise to those:
- who have been in military service 6 months or longer
- who have been honorably discharged from military service.

... and that covers it.

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aligncare wrote:
"But, then, the argument will be that if you’re old enough for military service, then your old enough to vote for the leaders who would put your safety and life at risk."

In that case, "extend" the voting franchise to those:
- who have been in military service 6 months or longer
- who have been honorably discharged from military service.

... and that covers it.

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I wonder when people start taking the democrat objectives seriously and stop calling every step toward their goals "ridiculous".

Exactly.  How can one not notice what the DEMS have been doing in the House since they've had the majority?  They've got the majority and they've come out fighting; on the 2A, electoral process, adding justices to the SCOTUS, etc. They're not wasting any time. This is exactly how they are going to win in 2020 and beyond.  They are using they majority that they have to push back. 

Too bad that the GOP who held the majority for the past 4 years, were unable to unify and push back.  Too many RINO's like McCain prohibited them from accomplishing what they needed to get done.
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aligncare wrote:
"But, then, the argument will be that if you’re old enough for military service, then your old enough to vote for the leaders who would put your safety and life at risk."

In that case, "extend" the voting franchise to those:
- who have been in military service 6 months or longer
- who have been honorably discharged from military service.

... and that covers it.
I agree. (But that would require voter ID... :laugh:).
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The Republicans are a party in name only.  They cannot unite on fundamental issues, and this is the reason for such poor performance while a majority.

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The Republicans are a party in name only.  They cannot unite on fundamental issues, and this is the reason for such poor performance while a majority.

They were very united on this vote.   :shrug:
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Yes, well, this vote fits into the category of ludicrous.  However, it is brilliant too.  The Dems will pick up all those youngsters that are offended by the notion they are not prepared mentally to vote, etc. 

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Democrats will just keep changing the voting rules until they win every single time.

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Typical Democrats.  Not satisfied with changing the laws in their own States, they insist on forcing their will on people living in other States by denying them the right to determine their own laws. 
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They won't be happy until they have the free candy and ice cream vote locked in.
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