Video evidence why teenagers should not vote.

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Re: Video evidence why teenagers should not vote.

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"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
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I don't get why a gag is video evidence why teenagers should not vote.
Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
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And more evidence. Teens should be voting in the schools at age 16. They need to be force-fed democracy if necessary and maybe they'll realize that their voice counts and voting is easy. Our voter turnout for this election was 52% and that includes the mail-in ballots that were sent out. Really poor.
I've talked to some kids in high school and even university students who don't know the most basic things we studied in Social Studies in the good old days.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/314611 ... 2-year-low
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bob vernon wrote:And more evidence. Teens should be voting in the schools at age 16. They need to be force-fed democracy if necessary and maybe they'll realize that their voice counts and voting is easy. Our voter turnout for this election was 52% and that includes the mail-in ballots that were sent out. Really poor.
I've talked to some kids in high school and even university students who don't know the most basic things we studied in Social Studies in the good old days.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/314611 ... 2-year-low

My bold.

While this may indicate a need to overhaul the curriculum and return to the basics of civics, it is clearly NOT a sensible reason for lowering the voting age. I've bolded one of the problematic truths about teens. It's an inescapable truth that our society has deemed teens to be more malleable and less able to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions because they are more malleable and less capable of understanding the consequences of their actions.

Any party that cannot convince enough adults to vote for them will have to do the hard work of coming up with a better platform - one that resonates with adults and does not require harvesting the ballots of people who are not yet old enough to be held responsible for the choices they make. If the party is unable to succeed without lowering the voting age, c'est la vie.
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
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