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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:39 AM
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Should 18 yr olds be allowed to run for President
Yes or No? If no why not?
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:44 AM
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1. No!
And, for that matter, No one under thirty should be allowed to run. That excludes me.

This said, thirty is still below the constitutional requirement. I do think it should be lowered slightly, but defititely not into the 20something area.

It's stimply too vast a responsibility to allow someone with relatively little life experience to deal with, IMO. Me, as president, as I am now?

NOT!!!

BTW, I'm 28.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:45 AM
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2. Why the hell not?
It's up to the people, in a voting system that is working well.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:46 AM
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3. It's working well?
Since when?
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:49 AM
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9. thats why I added that half sentence.
I belive BBV is a huge reality. In that case, we could run a welsh corgi and it would lose, we could find an exact replica of FDR and lose, etc...

B/C of the right wing voting machine coup.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:47 AM
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4. That's a scary thought. I think of myself at 18 and president.
"Ok... let's legalize the following drugs.."
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:48 AM
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5. i'm 19
and i would be the BEST president EVER
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:48 AM
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6. Come to think of it having 18 yr old would be a good idea
end the drug war.
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:49 AM
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7. yes
I don't know a single one who'd be worse than *
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:49 AM
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8. We have a sociopathic eleven-year-old...
... in the office now. Shouldn't that be illustration enough of the need for maturity?
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:49 AM
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10. I'd like to know what prompted such a stupid question?
:wtf:
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:53 AM
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11. It was moved from GD
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:54 AM by Classical_Liberal
for some reason? There were questions about immigrants running for President.
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:02 AM
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12. I see.
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