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Old people shouldn't be able to vote

Postby Iwassoclose » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:39 pm

Just like there is an age restriction for when people can vote there should also be an age restriction for when people have to stop voting.

These group of people are most actively chased after by politicians to the detriment of young people who are the main or future participants in the economy and future of a country.

Do you agree with this proposition?
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Postby Munkcestrian Republic » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:41 pm

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Postby Anglia-Saxia » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:43 pm

No,voting rights should be to everyone.
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Postby Magnum Exitium » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:43 pm

No. This is ridiculous lol. Elderly people have significantly more life experience than the younger generation and will make far better decisions. This is crazier than "voters should be 16", because at least that one isn't completely dumb

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Postby Klorgia1 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:44 pm

If they are still intelligent, if they are wise, and if they are affected by politics, they should vote.
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Postby Nyeznakomka » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:45 pm

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Postby The British American Colonies » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:46 pm

I disagree.
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Postby D V » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Magnum Exitium wrote:No. This is ridiculous lol. Elderly people have significantly more life experience than the younger generation and will make far better decisions. This is crazier than "voters should be 16", because at least that one isn't completely dumb

This. Age brings wisdom and experience, most of the time. People have their reasons for the way they vote, and not liking how someone votes is by no means an excuse to take away their right to vote. Especially since whatever happens also affects them. Sometimes far more adversely.
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Postby Iwassoclose » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:48 pm

Magnum Exitium wrote:No. This is ridiculous lol. Elderly people have significantly more life experience than the younger generation and will make far better decisions. This is crazier than "voters should be 16", because at least that one isn't completely dumb


That's a hot take. I find that the elderly are far more prone to be swayed by propaganda and while I am not saying young people aren't, just living longer does not mean it makes you wiser.

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Postby Luxenermy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 pm

I have a tingly feeling this thread was started by the kind of person who complains all the time about "boomers" on twitter and treats the older generation as a scapegoat for all the world's problems.

Jesus christ mate, of course, they should vote.
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Postby Jetan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:51 pm

Magnum Exitium wrote:No. This is ridiculous lol. Elderly people have significantly more life experience than the younger generation and will make far better decisions. This is crazier than "voters should be 16", because at least that one isn't completely dumb

I mean, I don't necessarily agree with the OP, but you're incorrect as well. Elderly people don't somehow vote more sensibly than younger people, they vote for things that benefit themselves. The problem is that the average pensioner is more likely to vote than the average young or middle aged person so their votes are chased by the politicians.
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Postby Newmanistan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Iwassoclose wrote:Just like there is an age restriction for when people can vote there should also be an age restriction for when people have to stop voting.

These group of people are most actively chased after by politicians to the determinant of young people who are the main or future participants in the economy and future of a country.

Do you agree with this proposition?


Politicians chase them because they vote.
If younger people were more reliable in voting, they would chase them.
End story.

Though recently, younger people have been better, I will admit.
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Postby Samadhi » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm

There shouldn't be enough government to have a need to vote.
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Postby Iwassoclose » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Luxenermy wrote:I have a tingly feeling this thread was started by the kind of person who complains all the time about "boomers" on twitter and treats the older generation as a scapegoat for all the world's problems.

Jesus christ mate, of course, they should vote.


I shy away from social media and you can check my post history on how many times I have used "boomer" as an insult. The answer is 0, just to save you time.

And they don't need to be scapegoated as that implies there were other parties making decisions when they were. They are responsible and to say otherwise wouldn't make logical sense. Anyway that's looking into the past, I am more interested in the future
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:58 pm

If you're above the age of eighteen, you should be able to vote. Period.

Unless you're one of those weirdos who eats pizza with a fork and knife. Then the right to vote should be rescinded.
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Postby Page » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:01 pm

Let old people vote, let 16 year olds vote, let convicts and prisoners vote.
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Postby Cappuccina » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:03 pm

Page wrote:Let old people vote, let 16 year olds vote, let convicts and prisoners vote.

Sixteen years olds and prisoners, hell no. Former cons and old people, yes.
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Postby Page » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:05 pm

Cappuccina wrote:
Page wrote:Let old people vote, let 16 year olds vote, let convicts and prisoners vote.

Sixteen years olds and prisoners, hell no. Former cons and old people, yes.


There are places with both of these things and their democracy continues to work just fine.
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Postby San Lumen » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:07 pm

Iwassoclose wrote:Just like there is an age restriction for when people can vote there should also be an age restriction for when people have to stop voting.

These group of people are most actively chased after by politicians to the determinant of young people who are the main or future participants in the economy and future of a country.

Do you agree with this proposition?

Absolutely not. If you are 18 and a citizen you have the right to vote. period, goodbye, the end

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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:07 pm

>age brings wisdom and experience
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Postby Jetan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Cappuccina wrote:
Page wrote:Let old people vote, let 16 year olds vote, let convicts and prisoners vote.

Sixteen years olds and prisoners, hell no. Former cons and old people, yes.

Depriving prisoners of voting rights gives a the ruling administration a bit too convenient way to stifle opposition.
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Postby Cappuccina » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Page wrote:
Cappuccina wrote:Sixteen years olds and prisoners, hell no. Former cons and old people, yes.


There are places with both of these things and their democracy continues to work just fine.

I wouldn't trust a child to have any decision making power in the political realm.
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Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:09 pm

I'm 66. I question whether YOUNG people are qualified to vote. So many seem ignorant of history. Small wonder...they have so little of it themselves.
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Postby Heloin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:10 pm

Any argument to disenfranchise people who don't vote how you want them to vote is just a more roundabout argument against voting and is bad.
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Postby Cappuccina » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:13 pm

Jabberwocky wrote:I'm 66. I question whether YOUNG people are qualified to vote. So many seem ignorant of history. Small wonder...they have so little of it themselves.

Bingo!
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