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by imkopaka
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 48
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Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

Flightmare wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:34 pm
I would've voted for Kennedy in 1960 but I wasn't old enough; however, when I was old enough, I voted for Barry Goldwater and have voted for every Republican since then. My parents, bless their hearts, were both children of 'The Great Depression'. They always voted for Roosevelt and his party.

The voting age should never have been lowered EXCEPT for active military! :mad5
:iagree:

Personally, I think we should have a "May Issue" standard for voting. People should have to prove that they are a rational thinking adult before we allow them to vote.

After all, both voting and the RKBA are enshrined in our Constitution, and both can be dangerous in the hands of the mentally / emotionally unstable, or simply by folks who lack proper training.

Just have voting eligibility requirements mirror those for an LTC. For Texas, that would mean:
- No criminal history beyond minor misdemeanors
- Not delinquent on child support
- Able to demonstrate proficiency in the voting process and relevant laws, to include passing a test on basic civics, and the principals this country was founded upon

I may be missing one or two things here, but you get the idea.
Amusing proposition, however I do not think I trust the government to determine if you are a "rational thinking adult".
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Whoever was able to more quickly seize control of the requirements to vote would determine the power balance until the next revolution.
by imkopaka
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?
Replies: 48
Views: 2807

Re: What were your political leanings at 18 years old?

I was too uninformed about politics to understand much at 18, but I knew liberals wanted to take my guns, so I voted republican. I was on the bus to MCRD San Diego when I heard over the radio that Obama had won. Talk about bad timing.

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