Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT! (Voting Age 10?)
Posted on 11/10/2010 3:43:08 PM PST by Syncro
REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT!
November 10, 2010
Jimmy Carter was such an abominable president we got Ronald Reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the Soviet Union.
Two years of Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress got us the first Republican Congress in half a century, followed by tax cuts, welfare reform and a booming economy - all of which Clinton now claims credit for.
Obama's disastrous presidency has already produced Republican senators from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois; New Jersey's wonder-governor Chris Christie; and the largest House majority for Republicans since 1946.
We deserve more. Clinton only threatened to wreck the health care system; Obama actually did it. We must repeal the 26th Amendment.
Adopted in 1971 at the tail end of the Worst Generation's anti-war protests, the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.
But 18-year-olds aren't allowed to drink anymore. We no longer have a draft. In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.
As we have learned from ObamaCare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health care plans. The old motto was "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."
Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills. Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy.
The meager tax young people paid for vehicle licensing fees on their cars threw them into such a blind rage that in 2003 they uncharacteristically voted to recall the Democratic governor of California, Gray Davis. Wait until they start making real money and realize they share a joint-checking account arrangement with the government! Literally wait. Then we'll let them vote.
Having absolutely no idea what makes their precious cars run, by the way, young voters are the most likely to oppose offshore drilling.
How about 10-year-olds? Why not give them the vote?
Then we'd have politicians wooing voters with offers of free Justin Bieber tickets instead of offers of a "sustainable planet" or whatever hokum the youth have swallowed hook, line and sinker from their teachers, pop culture idols and other authority figures. (Along with their approved-by-the-authorities "Question Authority" bumper stickers.)
Like 18-year-olds, the 10-year-olds would be sublimely unaware that they're the ones who will be footing the bill for all these "free" goodies, paying and paying until they die of old age.
Brain research in the last five years at Dartmouth and elsewhere has shown that human brains are not fully developed until age 25 and are particularly deficient in their frontal lobes, which control decision-making, rational thinking, judgment, the ability to plan ahead and to resist impulses.
Unfortunately, we didn't know that in 1971. Those of you who have made it to age 26 without dying in a stupid drinking game -- and I think congratulations are in order, by the way -- understand how insane it is to allow young people to vote.
It would almost be tolerable if everyone under the age of 30 just admitted they voted for Obama because someone said to them, "C'mon, it's really cool! Everyone's doing it!"
We trusted them, and now we know it was a mistake.
Read more at AnnCoulter.Com
How about 10-year-olds? Why not give them the vote?
Then we'd have politicians wooing voters with offers of free Justin Bieber tickets instead of offers of a "sustainable planet" or whatever hokum the youth have swallowed hook, line and sinker from their teachers, pop culture idols and other authority figures.
Read the rest at AnnCoulter.Com
Love that woman!
Voters aged 18 to 29 years old comprised nearly a fifth of the voting population in 2008 and they voted overwhelmingly for Obama, 66 percent to 31 percent.
And it only took 12 to 14 years of North Korean-style brainwashing to make them do it!
In a situation where toilet paper was a rare commodity..
I’d like some Justin Bieber tickets. We used to call them
something similar anyway.
And note.. the posting above is a LEGITIMATE excerpt.
Thank you and good night.
I think there are rules!
the rule was rescinded.
I don’t think so.........
Wait, they rescinded the rule mandating pictures of Ann Coulter whenever one of her articles is posted? But we can still post pictures of Catherine Zeta-Jones whenever MoDo’s name is mentioned, right?
I’m 50 - 50.
My son, a student at The Citadel, listened.
My daugher, a student at Mass College of Pharmacy, didn’t.
It’s your turn, hurry up!
Me too, get in line dude.
Most of those under 25 don’t vote.
Most of those over age 25 voted for Obama.
That’s how we got stuck with Obama.
Even those in the forty to fifty bracket are ignorant foolish children.
Just look at Obama — age 49.
Funny thing, in 1984, I turned 18 on Apr 20 and I voted for President Reagan in November. Unfortunately, it was the only vote for POTUS that I was happy to make where I voted for the best versus the worst (Fritz & t!tz). Ever since, it was vote for the least worst ! I also was not in the military.
One thing my dad and I talked about is we should go back where the only people who can vote are those who own property.
that rule was never addressed or in debate.
Great article form Ann!
Alas I’m at work and lack the ability to post a picture of our beloved Ann.
I like the one of her firing a pistol.
‘08 was the
“ME VOTE and my vote makes a difference.”
Cure the world with Obama.
God help us.
BTTT for ANN!
“Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote.”
It went OK at first, in 1972 with the war and the draft going on, the Republicans won 52% of the 18 to 29 year old vote.
Grate pic, thanks!
***the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.**
I read a fictional short story in a magazine back about 1967 about the US dropping the voting age to 16. The teens took over, and kept the older wiser people on drugs to control them.
I don’t remember if it was in ESQUIRE or PLAYBOY (some of us DID read the articles).
Anyone else, 21.
My uncle told us of the first time he ever voted backin 1932. He, and others, were working as carpenters on a house when the sheriff showed up.
Sheriff: You boys gona go vote aren’t you?
They boys looked at each other and shook their heads yes(You didn’t say no to the LAW back then).
Sheriff: Well let’s get in the car and go now.
So they piled into the sheriff’s car and went to the polls.
Poll worker: Are you sure these boys are old enough to vote?
Sheriff: HELL YES THEY’RE OLD ENOUGH AND THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR FDR, AREN’T YOU BOYS!
He said they voted for FDR and left and that was the ONLY time he evere voted in his life. He was 18 years old.
Not according to the Blog Nannies.
They say it has to be on the excerpt list or your thread gets hijacked by them.
But if you are correct, then the below post is LEGITIMATE also. Also a good article exposing fraud in the voting system:
Or, if you don't like blogs posted on FR, go Here for the original article. It's is not a blog.
It is a good basis,but I would allow property to include more than just real estate. Some young people. in the age range of consideration, have their own bank accounts, investments etc as well as real estate. They too need to experience the consequences of their decisions.
I like all of them!!
Or in the case of ACORN, lots of voter cards filled out (multiple times by the same person in many cases, paid $1) and taken to polls by ACORN workers and stuffed into the ballot boxes.
On lady took her mother to the ACORN people (thinking they were legit signing up people to vote) and she got signed up.
When the mother went to the polls to vote, she was told she already voted.
I took the bottom one
Not such good photography, but GRATE subjects lol!
It is really easy to take a great photo of her :-)
AHHHHIIIII! My eyes! The pimpage! It hurts!
(Sip) Sigh. (Sip) Sigh.
OK, let's try next:
go Here for the original article
YAARRGHHH! EEEIIEEEEP! My eyes! The pimpage! It hurts!
Nope, ain't workin', bud. It hurts with the pimping and the fakery.
There may be good content but it should be posted HERE on FR.
NO pimp should USE us as an advertising platform.
Now I've got to go grab the Visine...
We actually have had imbecile legislators here in Minnesota propose the exact same thing.
In fact I don't even see them as I am busy reading content of articles.
I don't even click on the ads on Coulter’s page
Don't tell her, she thinks I buy everything advertized on her site.
“if everyone under the age of 30 just admitted they voted for Obama”
I am under 30 and most definitely did NOT vote for the Zero. Remember what they say about assuming, Ann.
You click on the ads.
She was over here last weekend laughing about that.
In a good way, a friendly way.. but laughing.
Click on, clicker!
BS. I had my 4 year degree at age 19. Finished a year of grad school by age 21. Was married at age 21 and owned a condominium at age 21. I paid significant income and property taxes at age 21. My first son was born when I was 23. Ann is way off base with the attack on the age group. Instead, perhaps we need to focus on her complaint. Voters should be tax paying, property owning, productive members of society. Not just persons who have achieved some chronological age by virtue of nothing more than the passage of time. If you don't have "skin in the game", you shouldn't have a voice in how others are burdened with taxes to support those who refuse to be productive.
Yer thinkin’ 10 year old voting is a good thing?
Sounds like a movie that I like.
I’m almost 36 and was trying to convince 50 year old people not to vote for him. They were never going to listen to me. At least I tried.
She’s so sweet
Where ever she is she is laughing, thinking and talking about me.
I do believe it does cover the majority given the political climate created by the libs in the last few years
Oops, I thought you were commenting on the title of the column, as your post was to #1
Now I see what your comment meant.
No, there are enough 10 yr age mentality voting already!
It gets irritating.
Wild in the Streets...
And here is the clincher! It was in Esquire! I still remember the art work illustrating the article. It was a clay statue done in very loose fashion of a teen girl swiinging to music.
The Sixties weren’t ALL peace and love, baby
25 September 2002 | by Rod Morgan (DC) See all my reviews
Which came first, Robert Thom’s Esquire novella or his screenplay? Doesn’t matter - the premise of “the youth vote” (as if it were monolithic, a consistent mistake during the Sixties) working to overthrow the establishment and creating a fully functional dystopia was a winner from the first word. Immaculately filmed despite the shoestring budget and remarkably well-acted by an amazing cast, the New York Times referred to it as the only film that year to “get it” in terms of the impact of youth culture. Academy award nomination for editing, largely from clipping what appears to be Monterey Pop footage and overlaying our presidential candidate, Max Frost. A delight then, a delight now. Nothing can change the shape of things to come.
I personally know a very similar old-timer’s story.
Not much difference between FDR and Stalin but a little more tact and a little more compliant people.
I think we should allow people including kids to arrive at their own conclusions. Saying we should go with Ann's plan would obviously skew things Republicans way and would never be allowed first of all. Second she should know better. People of much younger age use to be considered adults because so much more was asked of them. It's not an age issue.
The problem is that is that in the military there is accountability, responsibility, make it your own way kind of attitude. With the “educated” it's about I'm smarter than everyone else people should act like me because I'm enlightened. But they aren't taught what it's like in the real world. Is it really a shock that many of the educated elite are so caught up in their careers that they never decide to have children(birth control, abort them out of existence)?
Our country was built on freedom and that includes freedom to be liberal. Let's not move backwards but continue to focus our attention on the universities that promote fantasy over reality.
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