Quantcast I don't know what to call this thread... - Page 3 - The Writer's Block
Refresh the page...
forums KidPub Home

Go Back   The Writer's Block > Outside Life > US Elections
 FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 04-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Keegan Keegan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada!!
Posts: 7,598
Default

I would not copy my parent vote. but i think it would be pretty much the same
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-19-2011, 02:48 PM
rebecca rebecca is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: honestly I can't even think of a witty answer anymore this is tragic
Posts: 6,818
Default

I'm not American, but I'd probably side with who my Dad voted for. Because we have interesting debates about politics, so I agree with him.
__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.” - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-04-2011, 10:57 AM
WolfWriter WolfWriter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 392
Default

Maybe 15+ should be able to vote :3 I'm 14 and I can think for myself as far as politics. My friend's and I have political discussions at lunch sometimes. :] And I wouldn't care who anyone else was voting for, though since my beliefs are so similar to those of my parents, I may end up voting for the same canidate :P

I guess it depends on you maturity, understanding, and intelligence in politics.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-04-2011, 03:17 PM
shadowtide shadowtide is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rohan
Posts: 4,024
Default

I think the voting age should be re-raised to 21... Too many college students have no idea of what's happening in world.
I do think it depends a lot on the person, but if it were decided individually, it would be too subjective and that privilege would most likely be abused.
I'm 13, and I know my views on politics/religion are completely different from those of my parents. But I pay attention to and care about my beliefs. So do a lot of other people my age (like most people on here), but definitely not everyone. I think it's a better idea for everyone to wait, rather than screwing up the elections with millions of kids voting for semi-random people, because they have no idea.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-14-2011, 09:30 AM
Leia Leia is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Why do you want to know? STALKER!
Posts: 2,588
Default

No, because I know some kids vote for a president because of their name (Rudy Guliani ) their color, their family, and don't pay attention to anyhting else.
__________________
"You've gotta KICK IT UP A NOTCH if you ever wanna reach your goal."

THAT'S ABSURD.
YOU'RE ABSURD.
Say that again.
YOU'RE ABSURD.
THAT'S ABSURD!


I wanna be at the House Cup Tournament.
I wanna be the Coolest Girl.
I wanna be a Starship Ranger.
I wanna be somebody's buddy.
But most of all, I wanna be at a Starkid concert!!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-17-2011, 11:22 AM
rebecca rebecca is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: honestly I can't even think of a witty answer anymore this is tragic
Posts: 6,818
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowtide View Post
I think the voting age should be re-raised to 21... Too many college students have no idea of what's happening in world.
I do think it depends a lot on the person, but if it were decided individually, it would be too subjective and that privilege would most likely be abused.
I'm 13, and I know my views on politics/religion are completely different from those of my parents. But I pay attention to and care about my beliefs. So do a lot of other people my age (like most people on here), but definitely not everyone. I think it's a better idea for everyone to wait, rather than screwing up the elections with millions of kids voting for semi-random people, because they have no idea.
So what is the age? In the UK, it's 18. And what about the people who do know what is going on - would it be fair on them?
__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.” - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-21-2011, 02:09 PM
shadowtide shadowtide is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rohan
Posts: 4,024
Default

It's 18 in the US too.
And yet it'd be fair to them; it's not depriving them their right to vote, bacause they'd be able to vote eventually, they'd just have to wait a few more years.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-28-2011, 08:47 PM
AlgebraAddict AlgebraAddict is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tehksus
Posts: 16,917
Default

Well, I think that it would be a bad idea, but I wish I could vote...REPUBLICAN!!!!!!!
__________________



and I'll use you as a
w a r n i n g
s i g n
that if you talk enough sense, then you'll lose your mind



- I Found, by Amber Run
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-14-2011, 06:16 PM
De-Ecrivian De-Ecrivian is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Asteroid B612
Posts: 6,950
Default

I think it would make sense for emancipated minors to be able to vote, since they are legally as responsible for themselves as an adult. I see no strong arguement for or against children at large voting, other than the idea of voting making a difference/being a serious matter being further degraded by the type of publicity candidates may use in order to convince younger voters. Saying that children would only vote for what their parents vote for is not, in my mind, an arguement against children voting since, if that happened, the outcome should be the same, assuming that the average amount of children per family is about even on both sides of the political spectrum. So with the exception of Emancipated Minors, I wouldn't be a proponent of child voting.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-19-2012, 11:02 PM
RileyPoe RileyPoe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: I can't seem to remember...
Posts: 10
Default

The way I understand the voting age in America is because of the age that people can be drafted to fight and die for their country. If they can be drafted, but don't have any say in the person who just drastically changed their lives (i.e., the President), then that is just wrong.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
politics, voting

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.