Friday, August 31, 2007

Too Young To Fight?

O'Reilly just had a guest on who was argueing that 18 year olds are too young to make the decision to enlist in the military. She cited the facts that they cannot smoke or buy alcohol until they turned 21.

OK. That makes sense. I can go along with that.

But I never heard Bill or her bring up the right to vote. The same logic should apply, and we should repeal the 26th Amendment, and return the voting age to 21. (In fact IIRC, one of the main arguements to support the passage of the 26 th Amendment was the fact that 18 year olds were in the military....Old enough to fight..old enough to vote.)

Not mature enough to fight, not mature enough to vote.


Ed said...

18 year olds have to vote for it to be an issue.

If it's not American Idol what do they care.

To flip the issue. It's hard enough to get 18 year olds to sign up how can you think that 21 years olds will.

Lord Nazh© said...

They should make all the ages the same... be it 18 or 21, one age should make you an adult for all purposes (18 to vote/fight/jail, 19 for tobacco, 21 to drink, 25 for lower insurance [ok that's not a law^^]).