View Poll Results: Do you think the voting age should be lowered to 16?

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  • Yes, generally people of that age are old enough to vote.

    3 6.98%
  • Yes, people can be given that responsibility, but only on a local level.

    1 2.33%
  • Yes, but only in matters directly pertinent to them such as referenda.

    1 2.33%
  • No, I believe that 18 is the lower boudary for voting age.

    28 65.12%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    10 23.26%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resurgam View Post
    I believe that the vote should be restricted to taxpaying property-owners. Additionally restrict it to Protestant male heads of households. That means ending women's suffrage.:
    Is there a real political movement in the USA towards ending women's suffrage? There's one party here in the Netherlands (two seats in parliament) which openly strives to end it, the theocratic Protestant 'SGP'.

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    There is no movement to end women's suffrage in the US, though there should be. I agree, suffrage should be severely restricted.

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    not just age

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    No tax - no vote. No property - no vote.
    In fact there should be more than one vote up to a maximum of three. You start with one once you have achieve enough generations of living here. A set level of tax contributions would get you another. Military or similiar service would get you another. Votes could be removed for certain things such as more than a set amount of time on the dole. Criminal offences, lunacy etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adalwulf View Post
    Is there a real political movement in the USA towards ending women's suffrage? There's one party here in the Netherlands (two seats in parliament) which openly strives to end it, the theocratic Protestant 'SGP'.
    As far as I know they only state women shouldn't have an active part in politics.

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    Due to the level of participation by elderly voters and the fact that men die much younger, women are actually the majority of voters now.

    It's not a realistic proposition to remove the vote for women under the current system.

    However, if there were some sort of revolution, you'd have to be on drugs to propose that women be given the vote under the new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroeneWolf View Post
    As far as I know they only state women shouldn't have an active part in politics.
    You're right they now advocate a more moderate position than before; I hadn't realised just how watered down it had become. Passive suffrage for females is still rejected, but it is now left to the individual female's conscience whether active suffrage is compatible with her proper role. See the 'Toelichting' for Article 10 of their Declaration of Principles here.

    Article 10
    De opvatting van het vrouwenkiesrecht voortkomend uit een revolutionair emancipatiestreven, strijdt met de roeping van de vrouw. Dat laatste geldt ook voor het zitting nemen van de vrouw in politieke organen, zowel vertegenwoordigende als bestuurlijke.
    De vrouw zij in haar eigen consciëntie overtuigd of zij haar stem kan uitbrengen met inachtneming van de haar door God gegeven plaats.

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    No, I think 18 or maybe 21 should be the legal voting age. At 16 it's too early to have a decision about the country's political situation and parents can also manipulate: "If you vote for this party, we give you more allowance money/we buy you the scooter you've been waiting for." eyes:

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    No, I am against it. I think the voting age should be raised to at least 21. Teenagers should not be in the position to decide a country's future. They don't know what's best for themselves, let alone what's best for their country or city.

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    I say raise it to fifty.






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