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  •  I was a sergeant in Vietnam. I was not even (1+ / 0-)
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    allowed to vote. When I came home I voted as soon as I could. My first election in which I was allowed to vote was in 1972 when I was 22 and had already served in a war for which I had no authority to vote. I have never missed an election since.

    Sorry - no excuses here. If folks are old enough to serve, are old enough to be on juries, old enough to pay taxes, etc they should vote.

    As a society we stretch the youth phase out forever. I have even seen the media refer to under 30's as youth or even worse young adults. From my point of view this is demeaning and pandering. They are adults and should start acting like it. IMAO

    If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

    by shigeru on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 04:57:31 PM PDT

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