Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Not to be confused..

There was of course something of a previous "votes at 18" campaign in this country (in those pre-internet days) - which led to the Representation of the People Act in 1969, although not without controversy.

So what has changed since then?
Has God done a Socrates - despaired at 'the youth of today' - and used his omnipotence to zap some wisdom from experience unnaturally into the senses of 21st century yoof? Have teenagers evolved a prematurely enhanced understanding of the concept of 'opportunity cost'?
The evidence would suggest not.

Unlike many, I do not advocate revoking the afore mentioned Act of Parliament and raising the minimum age of voters - it seems to me that eighteen is the obvious watermark of adulthood, and therefore voterhood.


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