Friar Bijou wrote:
So..for those who think felons (past their parole) should not be able to vote:
No income taxes, right?
Because taxation without representation is reprehensible.......right?
I don't know who you're being sarcastic towards; but yes. And humans at any age can earn enough to be taxed. Even 13-year olds in summer + weekend jobs plus a paper route may have to file taxes.
The other or rather newer voting rights revolution is of course related to being in combat. Voting age was lowered to 18 since 18-year olds could be conscripted without their consent.
And of course, the logic still didn't make any sense, since an 18-year old would've had to been 12 years old at the theoretical least to vote for (or against) the Senator who would eventually conscript them. It's not like 18-year olds during Vietnam suddenly could vote anew for Congressman who'd won their seats 1-6 years ago. So they had no say at all with their voting on how their lives might be wasted.
All age-based laws are, of course, utterly lazy and ridiculous and discriminatory. But even within the narrow justification of the above, the justifications are inept.