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Md. city lowers voting age for its elections to 16
Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2013 9:40 PM EDT

Posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. …

The council also voted to allow convicted felons who have served their time to vote. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 16yearsold; felonvote; freakstate; takomapark; votingage

1 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Desperate Democrats?


2 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Olog-hai

Are they going to have teachers telling the kids how to vote and busing them to the polling stations?


3 posted on 05/15/2013 12:09:22 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Olog-hai

Nothing like having young idiots voting for their own benefits. Heck sure works for the older folks too!


4 posted on 05/15/2013 12:12:32 AM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: RginTN

Something tells me that we’ll be seeing more of this kind of thing. If a felon who has served his time can vote, shouldn’t he also be able to own a firearm incidentally? as long as we’re restoring their rights and all.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 12:12:33 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t you just love it when those that have no income and pay no taxes decide our fate!...hehe.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 12:13:23 AM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Olog-hai
imho the voting age should be raised to 25 and that too, only after two conditions:
1. A person has served at least 1 year for society -- this can be the military or reserve or volunteer work (doctors, nurses, engineers, even hair-dressers for the elderly or poor) or community work (cleaning graffiti etc)
2. They have paid at least 6 months of taxes

People should realise that voting is a privilege granted to those who become a member of and contribute to society

7 posted on 05/15/2013 1:21:36 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Olog-hai

Somehow I knew, before clicking the link, that this would turn out to be the Peoples’ Republic of Takoma Park. As liberal as Maryland is, these guys make the rest of the state look like the John Birch Society, in comparison. . .


8 posted on 05/15/2013 1:27:05 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: RC one
Something tells me that we’ll be seeing more of this kind of thing. If a felon who has served his time can vote, shouldn’t he also be able to own a firearm incidentally? as long as we’re restoring their rights and all.

I hadn't thought of ex-felons having their 2nd amendment rights restored...Leftists are so inconsistent when it comes to liberty.

9 posted on 05/15/2013 2:24:24 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Cronos

I have always shared that thought too. Have to be 25 to vote and have paid taxes for at least a year. You really don’t know much about life at all until you are at least 25. The difference in maturity between 18 and 25 is huge.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 2:48:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

The human brain does not fully develop until about age 25. It would make sense to align the voting age with the age of physical maturity.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 3:06:28 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: RginTN

I admire the Liberals as they leave no stone unturned on their march to total victory. I wish we would do the same.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 3:10:59 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Deagle

It’s all their years of experience and wisdom. 16 year olds are well known for their good decision making.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 3:29:15 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Cronos

———A person has served at least 1 year for society -——

BS...you just took my vote away...

I serve society by paying taxes...and in my church...

The rest of your post is spot on...


14 posted on 05/15/2013 3:36:41 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Olog-hai

Takoma Park, MD, of course, a well known nuclear free zone. Now that Doctor Raoul Demming of the Takoma Park Demmings is no longer with us, the City idiots think they can get away with anything.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 3:42:41 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: Deagle

I think property ownership should be a voting requirement. Like it was back in the day.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Minors, felons, illegals and dead people. The ideal democrat voters.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Salgak

Takoma Park. I knew it without reading it.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 4:35:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

and of course all the illegal aliens...

after all their DREAMer kids are voting in high school...

its only fair, dignified and respectable...


19 posted on 05/15/2013 4:36:13 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai

Next they’ll disallow military voters


20 posted on 05/15/2013 4:49:16 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Olog-hai

Trial balloon


21 posted on 05/15/2013 4:53:13 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Olog-hai
The council also voted to allow convicted felons who have served their time to vote. …

*********

For what it's worth and not sure of the accuracy:

State by State Felon voting laws

Voting as an Ex-Offender


22 posted on 05/15/2013 5:02:49 AM PDT by deport
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To: Olog-hai

14 or Fight !


23 posted on 05/15/2013 5:07:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Olog-hai

But 21 to smoke?


24 posted on 05/15/2013 5:12:35 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not just eliminate the age and give kids ice cream for their vote?


25 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:27 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Deagle

“...those that have no income and pay no taxes decide our fate...”
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The inmates are running the asylum,
figuratively and literally.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:28 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Olog-hai

We are witnessing Lewis Carroll outdone by reality.


27 posted on 05/15/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Popman
Note -- that clause takes away my vote as well. I've volunteered for about a year with Mother Teresa's and with Caritas, but that's not what I mean -- I mean something focused on the USA and not a charity

Even a paraplegic can do something -- people have brains or force or both

28 posted on 05/15/2013 9:17:39 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

Think about it....do you really want some government entity deciding on what consitutes “service” to our country...?

If you are a citizen and pay taxes...are at least 18 years old...old enough to serve in the military you can vote...


29 posted on 05/15/2013 9:58:24 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Olog-hai; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Takoma Park.

It figures.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


30 posted on 05/15/2013 9:04:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Olog-hai; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
R :”The council also voted to allow convicted felons who have served their time to vote. …”

That is already Maryland state law thanks to O Malley.

And Federal law is 18 for federal office elections.
But don't expect Obama to enforce that.

31 posted on 05/15/2013 9:07:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Popman

you have a point


32 posted on 05/15/2013 11:57:51 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

why not 13? or 10?

what a bunch of fools


33 posted on 05/16/2013 12:02:31 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Popman

It sould stay at 18

The idea of being forced to “serve” your master government for a vote is horrible.


34 posted on 05/16/2013 12:03:59 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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