Wracked with angst over the fate of our beloved and horribly misgoverned Republic, the DiploMad returns to do battle on the world wide web, swearing death to political correctness, and pulling no punches.
I waited a couple of days before commenting on the Istanbul airport atrocity to see if this time our putative "leaders" reacted in...
What do you figure is a good age for voting? 45? 55?
55 sounds real good . . .
I think they should be one and the same. If you're not old enough to drink you're not old enough to vote -- or be legally responsible for your actions, go to war, etc. Either raise the voting age back to 21 (where it was when people had to take on "adult responsibilities" at a much earlier time in life), or lower the drinking age to 18 because if you're old enough to vote and carry an M-16, you're old enough to drink.
Amen. The voting age, the drinking age and the age to join the military should be the same.