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[–] brandon816 1 points 58 points (+59|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If your argument is that 16 year olds should be allowed to vote because some of them pay taxes, don't be surprised when your argument is turned on you, and it becomes "all taxpayers and only taxpayers are allowed to vote".

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[–] FormerBaltimoreRes 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Foreign nationals pay taxes, therefore, foreigners should vote in elections.

Who am I kidding, that already happens.

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[–] LiterallyPrepared 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

They already had a xir on Tucker claim exactly that. When he turned it around on xir and asked if we should be able to vote in their elections they were extremely upset.

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[–] mynameisnobody_ 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

am foreigner, permanent resident, pay a lot of taxes. am not allowed to vote. i can illegally vote of course, which of course I don't, because I want to keep my legal residency, i respect that opportunity that is given to me, and because i've some ethics. Most people here that are illegally on the terrority will illegally vote though. They always ask me why I don't vote. I just tell them they wouldn't like my vote very much. I'd vote them out.

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[–] Maroonsaint 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

I used to be like all those other people thinking it’s unfair (back in the day) how you had to be a male land owning white person to vote. How could I have been so blind. If we didn’t have forced migration we would be bordering on a fucking utopia. All the offspring of people who didn’t die for this country coming here and pushing to destroy the foundation of our nation. It’s only justice for them to die

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[–] syntaxaxe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Being a citizen who is a net taxpayer (among some other qualifications) is the only way to know that you are incentivized to have the government run efficiently and successfully.

People who receive more in direct public funding than they pay in taxes absolutely should not be allowed to vote. This is giving the parasite an equal say in how the host body's resources should be allocated.

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[–] Inquisitioner 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Oh, as if our government has ever cared about equal enforcement.

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[–] Maroonsaint 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

HEY SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!!!! YOU THOUGHT I WAS GONNA ARGUE?!! NO, I AGREE! HAVE A PLEASANT DAY FAGGOT!

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[–] GoatEmperorTrump 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Not only raised but we probably should have an IQ test as well.

At the very minimum, people who cannot read should not be able to voat in our elections. Sorry, but if you are too uneducated / unintelligent to know what the fuck you are signing in a contract, then you are not qualified to voat.

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[–] 12507194? 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Vote, too much time on voat can mess you up, I know.

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[–] Jpaul199 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Disappointingly, every school, even conservative, private, Christian ones, teach historical tests before voting as a purely racist practice. Requiring being able to read and interpret the constitution is one of the examples they would traditionally give as "unfair".

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[–] Kleemin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

HS diploma or GED bare minimum. That''s stop all the nigger vote.

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[–] prairie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Think about how stupid you were as a 16-year-old.

Even worse, this would only be the most extreme, crazy 16 year olds voting, because most won't even care (even more so than adults).

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I was borderline retarded at 16. Very intelligent, but also aggressively stupid.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Shit, and now you're ... like this. Sorry, man!

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[–] ARsandOutdoors 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well put

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[–] LiterallyPrepared 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Unless you're an accelerationist that wants to get this collapse moving before we're in our 50's.

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[–] TheTrigger 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No. 16 year olds are fucking retarded. There's a reason they're not legally allowed to sign contracts, for themselves, and buy alcohol/cigarettes. They're too fucking retarded to comprehend complex ideas, too emotional and lack the life experience to enact true wisdom; it might have something to do with the fact that they literally don't have fully developed brains, yet. Hell, most adults barely do. Sure, you might be old enough to flip burgers and stock shelves. That's about it.

Instead, let's make voting even more restrictive. You must be a male of legal drinking age, employed, a land-owner, and married with children, in order to vote. Change the marriage/divorce laws, remove the minimum wage / diversity quota laws, gas the fed, and let everything else sort itself out.

EDIT: oh, and mandatory voter ID. That too.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh, I know. This is obviously a power-move, because they know just how easily manipulable 16 year olds, are. They play to their emotions, like they do with women, and get their way. I mean, if we don't let older men put their dicks in 16 year old girls (or at the very least, heavily frown upon it), because we know how easy they are to trick and mentally abuse: who the fuck would think it's a good idea to let them pick the person who will run the country?

It takes all of two minutes worth of critical thinking to know why this is a bad idea. Dems are transparent af.

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[–] NonyaBidness 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

...and arm themselves, right?

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

... and register for the draft, riiiiiiiiight?

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[–] HayastanArk 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

How is this legal? At all? Even remotely, how can this be justified?

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The State, or in this case district, gets to set up their voting rules. Age and other requirements have changed throughout history. There isn't anything preventing them from allowing them to vote in local or federal elections. Those rights are reserved for the State, or in this case the District of Columbia which is not actually a State.

Edit: This shouldn't be read as endorsement, just explaining.

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[–] speedisavirus 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

The district governance requires Congressional approval. Just like when they voted to legalize weed and Congress said "no". They are not allowed to make up whatever rules they want. Congress manages DC

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[–] Cooking_with_Alf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The 10th. States set their own voting rights. DC is autonomous usually, but sometimes congress gets involved, as they have the right to.

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[–] speedisavirus 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

It's not. Just like they couldn't legalize weed

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[–] solvire 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Make them adults and culpable in their crimes. There goes the statutory rape clauses for them too.

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[–] 3891776389 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I doubt they'll pass this law once they figure out most 16 year olds don't watch fake news and would vote Trump.

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[–] Reverse-Flash 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Zyklons ftw.

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[–] spookybm 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Taxes werent what gave men right to vote.... It was their life to the country...

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