I too have voted in every election since I turned 18. Although I agree that there are too many young adults as UB described, I'd hesitate to generalize that they're all like that and that none should vote. I have earned my own money since I was 13, worked while in school and summers, paid my own way through college, and bought a house when I was 22 (probably the only sound financial decision I made back then ).
As for your smoking stats, Yardley....the majority of us of a certain age (born prior to 1965) were probably born to smoking, drinking mothers and some of us turned out pretty well. I wonder if low birth rate of babies born to smoking mothers, is as detrimental to their adult health as obesity?
The really sad thing is the stats taken of various age groups and demographics. Look up who can't name their own congressmen and senators; don't know who the vice president is but they could spout off every detail about Lindsay Lohan's arrest record, who won 2008 American Idol, Kanye West's latest hit single...and they vote.
As pointed out earlier, I think this tendency is more of a reflection of the education, or lack thereof, those young voters had.
My daughters are in that age range and don't make their voting decisions based on catchy slogans or whether a candidate is "cute" or not, was on MTV etc. Working, going to school and saving for their futures, they're out there acting more responsible in their lives than the majority of politicians they're given the choice of voting for.
But beyond that, singling our any demographic of voting results and then proposing the disenfranchisement of their voice in our republic threatens us all.
Who would you then take the vote away from because you don't like the way they pushed the button or filled in the dot?
So if women overwhelmingly vote a certain way, would you say there goes the 19th, because they primarily think with the emotional side of there brain ?
I'm sure the proposer of this 26th repeal wouldn't be happy with the way blacks voted, so no more 15th either.
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Very true. Sadly, the public education available to most of most of those under 35 was fomented to babysit those whose parents neither knew how nor cared about raising a child. Standards of learning were dumbed down for the lowest common denominator, so the stupid and slow could feel good about themselves at the expense of the best and brightest. It's a tribute to good parenting and ability to learn despite the odds, that anyone under 30 believes that they, not the government is responsible for paying for them to own a car, cell phone, flat screen TV, nice home, and take care of their children. Far too many expect someone else to pay for these things.
you will all notice that we haven't heard from UB since he posted this......
he just likes to throw a big pot of sh!t on to boil, gives it a stir and leaves the house so he doesn't have to smell it.
that's his MO, thread after thread, always has been!-Paul
there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.
You're correct Paul.
Do you think that he really believes that it is a good idea to restrict who can vote by age? If so, that is absolutely disgusting. I have lost a fair amount of what respect I did have for UB today.
All the statistic show that the youth vote never matters, because most don't vote. This BS was generated by a thought that the republicans lost because the youth voted.
I wish more would vote, because they probablly have a better handle on this fastly changing world, but it is not important to many of them.