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    Default Why do children not get a vote?

    Serious question.
    Why is the voting age set at 18?

    It seems odd that 25% of the population are excluded from democratic rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    Serious question.
    Why is the voting age set at 18?

    It seems odd that 25% of the population are excluded from democratic rights.
    Really? Serious question?

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    Because they are children?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveL View Post
    Really? Serious question?
    Yes. What is the "bar" that under 18s do not measure up to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    Serious question.
    Why is the voting age set at 18?

    It seems odd that 25% of the population are excluded from democratic rights.
    I'm glad you asked me that question

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    Quote Originally Posted by controller View Post
    Because they are children?????
    That's a rather childish response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    I'm glad you asked me that question
    It was more of an open forum question do you have an answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    Yes. What is the "bar" that under 18s do not measure up to?
    Emotional Intelligence
    Sophisticated Understanding
    At what age do they get to vote?? 5 or 6 or 10 or 12 etc
    Do we allow them to be elected to the Dail
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller View Post
    Emotional Intelligence
    Sophicated Understanding
    At what age do they get to vote?? 5 or 6 or 10 or 12 etc
    Do we allow them to be elected to the Dail
    Much the argument against women's rights to vote back in the day.

    But, do we have a test for emotional intelligence or sophisticated understanding? Are adults with mental health issues excluded on these grounds, are people with dementia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    Serious question.
    Why is the voting age set at 18?

    It seems odd that 25% of the population are excluded from democratic rights.
    so you want infants to be able to vote as they make up part of the "25%" ?

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