Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Stan King

    Stan King said, about 2 years ago

    predisenfranchised

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    Only ten or twelve years to go to vote. Assuming we still have it then.

  3. paulproteus48640

    paulproteus48640 said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    by then every one will have a emergency financial manager appointed to head their government

  4. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago

    No I think to put it mildly a disciplinary problem..

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    sometimes i wonder if it be ok, to lower the voting age. since all the decisions we grown ups are making will affect those people later. for example, taxes, debt, spending cuts, wars, etc…

  6. Armitage72

    Armitage72 said, about 2 years ago

    Reminds me of an episode of “Sliders” in which they traveled to an alternate Earth where the voting age was lowered to 9.
    Because adults were “dominating” the job market, the candidate that kids eventually elected made retirement mandatory at 30.

  7. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, about 2 years ago

    Still so young he thinks voting can change anything.

  8. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    There was a push several years ago to lower the voting age to 16.
    My mom, who considers herself a centrist Democrat, still opposes the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18, which happened 40 years ago here in the U.S. when the 26th Amendment was ratified.
    She feels that people don’t reach full maturity until age 23. I support full adult rights at age 15.

  9. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I prefer the system from “Starship Troopers” – the right to vote is earned after 2 years of civil service, regardless of socio-economic status. Let’s see how long before someone throws out the “F” word at that suggestion.

  10. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, about 2 years ago

    @AuburnStadium, your mom is right that most people aren’t fully mature by age 18. But then again, all too many people are never fully mature, and still they vote. Honestly, I don’t think there would be any harm done by lowering the voting age arbitrarily, as long as the kids could vote without their parents being in the booth with them.

  11. Lee-Anne Griffin

    Lee-Anne Griffin said, about 2 years ago

    @StoicLion

    Yes, my father had that book and I read it. I loved it. Anyone that only gleams the book or watched the HORRIBLE movie (the director admits to only reading one chapter) assumes it is a fascist government because the main characters happened to go into the military service. They could just as easily been sent to watch for forest fires in the middle of nowhere for 2 years. The point being is that they devoted 2 years of their lives to the betterment of society. And it is a blind voluntary service. You have no idea what you will do. Make people earn the right to vote and they will take it more seriously. And the non-voters still had full rights and were not a sub-class. Most people did not serve.

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 2 years ago

    @sonorhC

    I would have the voting age no lower than the age of consent. Wait until certain parts of the brain have connected.

  13. kusotare

    kusotare said, about 2 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    Bear in mind that in some US states, the age of consent is as low as 15. Certain parts of the brain are definitely NOT connected at that age!

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 2 years ago

    Impressed. With himself. And pleased, I’m sure, to see all those heads turned in his direction. With Caulfield’s disruptions, how do the other kids ever learn anything? I mean, anything apart from what it’s like to have your daily life ruled by the whims of an egomaniacal punk who puts his need for attention above the needs of anyone else.

  15. davidh48

    davidh48 said, about 2 years ago

    @Lee-Anne Griffin

    Yes, I read that book back in 1958. I too loved it. The film was worthless.

    Do you remember: "Who dat say “Who dat?” Is you where you is or where you aint?"

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