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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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1545 Votes

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Yes, I agree.

5

No, I disagree.

38

Yes, I agree.

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Calvin Hamman
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Calvin Hamman

because if a 16 year old can enroll into the army, they should at least be able to vote.

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Don Elsom
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Don Elsom

lots of issues being debated today affect 16 YO for years to come. Most are more informed than people my age.

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Darlene Knox
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Darlene Knox

Only if we bring back civics classes so they understand what they are voting for.

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Mark Clement
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Mark Clement

kids today are a lot smarter than we were at 16. give 'em a chance to prove themselves.

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No, I disagree.

38 Comments
Joseph Proulx
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Joseph Proulx

Absolutely not! The voting age should be moved back to 21

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John Driscoll
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John Driscoll

There is a strong case for restoring the voting age to 21 with an exception for individuals serving with the military or who have been honorably discharge

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Amy Schrader
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Amy Schrader

Liberals have socialist agenda indoctrinating our kids in the school system. They still live under parents roof, wet behind the ears, NO, NO, NO way they should be allowed to vote yet.

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Kenneth Swipies
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Kenneth Swipies

The age for most activities should be raised, not lowered. Children are still children.

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Sadie Kittelson
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Sadie Kittelson

18 was stupid and this insane.!!!!!!

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Lynn Huntley
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Lynn Huntley

They shouldn't even be allowed to drive. They are NOT mature enough.

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Gramma Jean
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Gramma Jean

NO! Children are not taught civics and are too immature. Two basic reasons. It was an idea brought out by politics, not common sense.

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Kim Varner
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Kim Varner

I have a 16 year old. He’s not competent enough to remember to brush his hair and teeth, put deodorant on, put clean clothes on after you shower. No thanks. Leave it to someone who is older.

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

Excuse me but... HELL NO... they are NOT all mature enough.

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Kiefer Davis
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Kiefer Davis

ARE YOU PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR MINDS?

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Kathryn Kinney Evans
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Kathryn Kinney Evans

Some 16 year olds are mature enough to vote but I would say 90% are not. Voting is an important act and has to be considered carefully.

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Robyn Ryel
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Robyn Ryel

At 16 you are to influenced by your peers. At that age you are more concerned with what you will wear out Friday night.

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Dilly Powell-Smith
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Dilly Powell-Smith

Because 16 year olds are not mature enough to be making those kind of decisions.

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Teresa Rodriguez
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Teresa Rodriguez

Oregon leaders, in their infinite wisdom just moved the smoking age to 21, now want 21 to buy firearms, can't sign a contract til 18, nor live on their own. Now they want more voters, soooooo

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Bradaigh Holt
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Bradaigh Holt

Absolutely not. It has been scientifically proven that brains (reasoning centers) are not fully developed until age 25.

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Bruce Sharp
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Bruce Sharp

16 is much too young. Wait until they are out of the house and earning their own living. Love their energy and idealism, but needs to be tempered with experience and pragmatism.

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F Hoskins
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F Hoskins

They are not emotionally mature enough for serious choices, can be too reactionary

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Anna Howe
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Anna Howe

They don't know what life is about at 16. Still looking for boy/girl friends.

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Chrissie Wise
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Chrissie Wise

too young to many immature hormones

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Breeauna Sagdal
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Breeauna Sagdal

Tide pods, condom snorting and common core... I rest my case! Salem doesn't trust people to own a gun until 21, but voting on future policy is fine? Have you met today's teens?

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Gladys Graybael
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Gladys Graybael

They not mature or ready to vote, they still out here doing dumbass challenges like sniffing condoms, go missing for 2 days and eating tide pods.

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Fred Farkle
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Fred Farkle

You know, 15 is almost 16, why not them? Drivers license? 15 year olds can get a permit after taking the same test. While were at it, lower the drinking and marijuana ages to 15 also.

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Kevin Crabtree
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Kevin Crabtree

Yeah because we all new everything at 16 at least we thought we did. Heck I think its should be raised to 25 that's when you finally figure out you don't know everything

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sharder8
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sharder8

Tide pods, condom snorting, ice challenge . . . Need I say more?

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Greg and Karen Cross
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Greg and Karen Cross

At 16 children are vulnerable to peer pressure as well as to people in authority persuading their decisions.

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Kathy Todhunter
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Kathy Todhunter

Kids at the age of 16 most likely still live at home with parents, they are not of legal age to make decisions and have not worked full time, paid taxes nor have they paid bills for their own support.

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Bob Harlan
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Bob Harlan

nope they shouldn't be given the right to vote, Legally they aren't responsible for their own lives yet, so why should they be given the privilege of controlling the lives of others.

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Bob Vidourek
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Bob Vidourek

The canals with water improve on scenic value. Piping would degrade this value.

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Georgeanna Condon
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Georgeanna Condon

16 year old minds are still developing and changing. No they are barely old enough to know who they are. If you allow them to vote, might as well let them drink, go to war and handle all other adult r

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Fred Farkle
Fred Farkle

agreed. Wait, they're just kids, you can't expect them to drink and fight. They don't understand the consequences, EXACTLY!

Ka San
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Ka San

Just like smoking and drinking age is 18, as should be the voting age. 16 yr olds are still too much under their parents' authority and would probably just vote however their parents tell them.

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Ken Callison
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Ken Callison

Before you have the privilege of voting, you should have some skin in the game. Like paying taxes. Being old enough to service in the armed forces, be old enough to be accountable for your actions.

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

For heaven's sake! It's all part of the same lefty agenda, just like immigration. Knowing that young people tend to lean liberal it means more Dem votes. They couldn't care less about the kids rights.

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Michael Wagner
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Michael Wagner

They're still eating tide pods and burning themselves with erasers and want everything for free are you kidding me it should be raised to 21

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Leah Kenville
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Leah Kenville

Children don't understand what is going on in politics at 16.

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Wanda Hancock
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Wanda Hancock

Just because they pay taxes, etc. does not mean they know how to vote.....they don't pay attention and have no interest.

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Dave Cupp
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Dave Cupp

there brains are not fully developed

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Pam Ferguson
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Pam Ferguson

Kids at that age are to vote what parents or other people tell them not using their own mind &/or beliefs. Barely do at 18!!!!!

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Do you have or are you considering getting solar panels for your home?
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114 Votes

Do you have or are you considering getting solar panels for your home?

YES

2

NO

3

YES

2 Comments
sharder8
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sharder8

I've considered it . . . but, the cost vs. efficiency makes it highly unlikely. At this point in life, taking out a $60,000+ loan to save maybe $3,000 a year is stupid.

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NO

3 Comments
Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's cost too much money and you won't save much

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

"It's cost"?

den b
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den b

At my age (75) not cost effective.

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Are you worried about the flu this year?
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283 Votes

Are you worried about the flu this year?

YES

0

NO

6

YES

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

NO

6 Comments
Gabe West
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Gabe West

Just eat well get enough exercise

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Don't forget to put on your magic underwear.

Gabe West
Gabe West

It's not magic underwear

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

I thought you saw the play.

Sunny Sunshinestein
Sunny Sunshinestein

Where did you say you got your medical degree?

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