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Date Posted: 18:58:24 08/11/05 Thu
Author: Bembix
Subject: Okay, I have to agree . . .
In reply to: KathyT 's message, "I was thinking about that jean.." on 14:30:00 08/11/05 Thu

. . . at least on this point:

"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 the BIG problem that I have with that is that most 18 year olds have come out of public high schools where even the best of them with their best intentions have, as Rush would say, heads full of mush. I can't stand the crap that most schools teach about history and current events. And virtually all of my children's American History teachers have had and have preached their own agendas. There is never a question who they vote for . . . most of them being on the liberal side.

I even read a website from an 11 year old kid who was home schooled and has a regular editorial page about current political issues. The kid was very articulate and had a lot of impressed followers. The one and only article of his that I read was about the rights that were given us by the first amendment. I was sick that his parents would teach him such crapola. Since when does the government grant rights? It made me want to scream @!*)#$&#*% and lots of other words that I don't say.

No, I'd still be more comfortable if children didn't vote. And 18 year olds are still children. As for the military, I don't believe in the draft, but I believe that healthy 18-year old boys who desire to serve ought to be allowed to. The problem again being that most 18 year old boys have no clue about what the military is supposed to do or what they might be illegally forced to do once they join. But as far as age goes, that is consistent with the founders definition of a militia.

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  • Thanks, Kathy! -- TastingTheBlood, 22:39:59 08/12/05 Fri

  • Beautiful, wise post; thank you. -- Debbie, 23:09:27 08/12/05 Fri

  • That's great! -- Chuck in ND, 07:53:22 08/13/05 Sat

  • Yeah, I'd worry . . . -- Bembix, 15:49:36 08/13/05 Sat

  • Hey, you said something that caught my attention-- -- KathyT, 19:20:52 08/13/05 Sat

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