Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago

    Start a pettion drive, around 18 get elected to be elective as a representative, at least 25 be a senator, or be elected president.

    What would be a great help is go through without try to challenge authority or try to get out work that is assigned to you.

    You don’t have to totally agree what is taught just earned the diploma, you can’t make the changes if you are not a high school or college graduate. So get to work and stop trying to make every educator’s job harder.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    The voting age was lowered to 18 because so many things are required of a person at 18. We still don’t allow most contracts to be signed exclusively by an 18 year old. (An “infant” under the law until 21, which makes no sense.)
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    Personally, I’d raise the age of everything to 21, both for responsibilities and for privileges. Most people seem to mature a great deal between those two ages. I’d much rather a 21 year old enter the army than an 18 year old because of his/her ability to deal with it, for example.

  3. runar

    runar said, about 2 years ago

    @ReneTray

    The age requirements for holding federal office are 25 for the House of Representative (Article I, Section 2), 30 for the Senate (Article I, section 3) and 35 for the Presidency or Vice Presidency (Article II, section 1).

    Furthermore, the House requires that a member must have been a citizen for at least seven years, the Senate a citizen for nine, and the President or Vice President resident for fourteen years prior to taking office. Representatives and Senators must also be residents of the states and districts they represent according to the laws of that state.

    It may be possible to get elected to a state assembly or senate at the age of 18, but those laws vary from state to state.

    In my home state, when the voting age was lowered to 18, the state also lowered the drinking age. They realized that was a mistake, but by the time it was raised back to 21, I was above both ages.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    I approve of Caulfield’s voting criteria – though it’s no different, in principle, to that of people who vote for the candidate who gives the best showing in a debate. All this means is that he’s a slick talker, like most conmen.
    We’re going down that route in the UK since the Blair Misgovernment, and it it even more terrifying than people voting for a party because their parents did.

  5. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @runar

    You have to be at least 35 years of age, a US resident for 14 years, AND a native-born US citizen to be President.

  6. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @runar

    “have been a citizen … and the President or Vice President resident for fourteen years prior to taking office”


    Not quite. The president (and therefore the vice president), must be a natural born citizen of the US. Why do you think the “birthers” raised such a racket?

  7. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    @Pacopuddy

    I sorta share your feelings about debates. Not sure what particular talent it brings out or how it relates to elections. But nonetheless it leaves impressions.
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    Then again, any guy off the street can come up with a cogent comment given no pressure and infinite time.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Interesting that in some states you could get drafted, and die for your country, but NOT have a beer.
    Somehow, that seems wrong…
    (Tongue planted FIRMLY in cheek…)

  9. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    @runar

    Many states didn’t raise their drinking age back to 21 until the federal government threatened to cut off their highway funding. My home state of Pennsylvania never lowered its drinking age from 21.
    Many of us went to other states to drink legally at lower ages. My sister made it under the line to drink at 18 in New Jersey by only 24 minutes back in 1980. I missed NJ raising its age from 19 to 21 by 4 weeks in 1983.
    I could buy beer and wine in Maryland at age 19, though, since I was born only 5 months before their cutoff date of June 30, 1964 when they raised their age to 21.
    I feel that if you can vote, pay taxes, fight and die for your country at 18, you should be able to drink at 18.

  10. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    @GoldenRoya

    Then why does South Dakota have very few problems with giving unsupervised driving privileges to kids who are 14-1/2? See this Insurance Institute for Highway Safety map:
    http://www.iihs.org/laws/mapunsuperviseddrivingage.aspx
    The laws have since changed, but when I was a teenager, several states gave junior licenses to 13-year-olds, and two states, Mississippi and Hawaii, gave senior licenses to 15-year-olds.

  11. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Only if we can put in a maximum voting age to 55 and an age limit on those in office.

  12. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @Randy_B

    Not according to the democrats or Obama.

  13. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @TheSkulker

    And yet Obama has yet to offer or show any legitimate proof.

  14. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    It is not the teenagers that are the bad drivers, it is the adults and the school bus drivers.

  15. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 2 years ago

    @zoidknight

    “And yet Obama has yet to offer or show any legitimate proof.”
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    Uh… yeah, I suppose that on your planet birth certificates aren’t considered legitimate proof. Nor are anything else, if they don’t agree with your pre-determined conclusion. Here in the reality-based community, the question is settled.

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