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Date Posted: 14:30:00 08/11/05 Thu
Author: KathyT
Subject: I was thinking about that jean..
In reply to: Jean 's message, "then we should'nt......" on 04:34:43 08/11/05 Thu

I graduated the year 18 year olds got the vote. That was part of the whole campaign to allow 18 year olds to vote. It was during Vietnam, and the idea was that if they are old enough to go to war, they are old enough to vote.

I think I disagree with Jay. (gasp... seldom happens! lol) The reason I disagree is from the many many political referendum or initiative petitions I have worked, and from the many people I have registered to vote.

I have found that typically young people who bother to register and vote are exceedingly thoughtful about it. The air-head ones don't even register, or if they do, they do it because a friend is there and brought them along, so it's a group thing... they don't care about voting.

But many young people are excited about the opportunity, and in discussing the intiatives with them, very involved and really trying to do right. I find more older people who don't care than younger people. If they ever cared, they have become blase' about everything political. More 30-40 year olds tell me they don't care or believe it does any good to both with voting than any other age group.

Hey, I invited some older people here to play... they didn't come. But TTB is here... and he's a young'un. His youth sometimes shows in his passion, but his brain cells are working more than many older people when it comes to politics. I'd be less worried about him voting than a ton of older folks I know!


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