Tap the brakes!
|via The Cut|
Nancy Pelosi claims we should lower the voting age to sixteen.
How in the world can our nanny-state justify such a thing? The fools running our states (and country) can't come close to figuring out when a young person becomes an adult.
In my opinion, some choices* an "adult" should be able to make include:
a) buying a car/motorcycle,
b) drinking alcohol,
c) using tobacco products,
d) joining the military,
e) quitting school,
f) getting married,
g) getting a tattoo/piercing,
h) voting/running for elected office,
i) opening a bank account,
j) owning property/houses,
k) buying fireworks,
l) legally changing your name,**
m) driving at night, and
I mean, if you're mature enough to go to college, shouldn't you be able to gamble away your Christmas training per diem?
Some Twitter-ers posted their thoughts on lowering the voting age to sixteen by sharing some of the things they were thinking/doing at that age.
I'll list a few (from here) as written***:
I ate a dog turd on a dare when I was 16
When I was 16 I stapled my arm for 5 bucks...more than once. Since then I've wisened up and my price gone up to 15.
When I was 16, I sucked a drinking glass to my face for 10 minutes and gave my lower face a giant hickey that took 3 weeks to heal
When I was 16 my friends and I were rolling dice to see who had to put peanut butter on their feet and let the dogs lick it off.
When I was 16 I wore parachute pants
When I was 16 I listened to Lincoln Park and owned a pair of cargo shorts
When I was 16, I drank a cup of popcorn oil for $10.00 and belly flopped off the 3-meter high dive for a soda.
When I was 16 I liked Obama only because "he talks nice and seems cool"
When I was sixteen I made $20 taking a shot of dial handsoap.
When I was 16 I would have given anything to be able to have a tattoo of Axl Rose's face on my butt cheek
When I was 16 I thought jumping off 421 Bridge into the lake was an outstanding idea (it was not)
When I was 16 I drove west for 3000 miles because Jim Morrison said the west is the best. I'm not sure 18 is old enough to vote.
I was still ding dong ditching people at 16 years old.
When I was 16 me and my friends went into PetSmart and bought a bunch of live mice and then let them loose in Kroger
When I was 16 I pierced my own belly button with a thumbtack and was genuinely surprised when it got infected
At 16 I was still getting grounded
When I was 16 I stuck my bare butt out the bus window on a dare....to win a jolly rancher. Then did it again in front of some parents. Double or nothing.
When I was 16 I went to the staff parking lot of my high school and rearranged the teachers license plates.
When I was 16 I accidentally set my own hair on fire
When I was 16, I thought Vanilla Ice was an innovator.
When I was 16 my friends and I put nair all over our chests and it gave us chemical burns, then my cousin bit into a chlorine tablet 16 year olds should not be voting
*Not saying they're all good choices
**I'm thinking about making the switch to "Beto"
***If you're looking to waste even more time here, you might be able to find one (1) I threw in from personal experience