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(Coulter wants to repeal the 26th Amendment)

Adopted in 1971 at the tail end of the Worst Generation's anti-war protests, the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.

But 18-year-olds aren't allowed to drink anymore. We no longer have a draft. In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.

As we have learned from ObamaCare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health care plans. The old motto was "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."

Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills. Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy.

Ann Coulter, AnnCoulter.com 112 Comments [11/14/2010 7:39:42 AM]
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Doubting Thomas

Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills.

What fucking planet does Ann live on?

Oh and I think that they should reduce the drinking age to 18 again. It's not right that if you can join the military or enter into a legal contract that you're still not allowed to drink. Most 18-20 year olds I know drink anyway, it's only slightly harder for them to get alcohol.

11/14/2010 7:46:22 AM



Uh....

So what she's saying is that my baby, husband, and house are all an illusion? And that my husband's brand spanking new raise is also an illusion?

As an eighteen-to-twenty six year old, I do not exist?

11/14/2010 7:51:10 AM

fmitchell

I wonder if this idea is anything like copyright extensions: each year Congress votes to raise the age by one year so that the generations actually paying into Social Security never get to vote. In forty years only 66-year-olds can vote.

11/14/2010 7:57:59 AM

Horsefeathers

I just can't figure out how her fevered little brain comes up with this stuff, other than the fact that she appears to be a fine example of the Garbage In, Garbage Out principle.

11/14/2010 8:00:15 AM

Xotan

Willful misrepresentation.

G W B managed to wreck the US economy over two terms in office. This kind of posting makes one wonder if one can write such blatant lies without putting oneself at hazard at law.

Besides La Coulter has alienated the Jews and those who have any sympathy for the bereaved of 9/11 (Which reaches far beyond the US. Now its the young. Who next, Ann?

Never mind, your next book and you will be earning you more money.

11/14/2010 8:01:48 AM



Ol' Annie C. has claimed many times that women's suffrage only helps the Democrats. Let's repeal the 19th Ammendment and see what she thinks.

[Sorry to the ladies here for being caught in the crossfire.]

11/14/2010 8:09:56 AM

Freethinker

In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.

Methinks she's been reading Heinlein's Starship Troopers a bit too much...

11/14/2010 8:12:13 AM

Joe Mama

Interesting that Ann Coulter thinks that one of the requirements to vote should be owning property. Wanting to go back to the feudal system are we?

And it's not Obamacare, you stupid c*nt, which determines the legal age for an adult.

I'm guessing that Ann is just upset that most younger voters tend to vote for Democrats. Raise the voting age, but in a few years they'll still be voting for Democrats. Surveys have shown that younger people are more liberal. It's unlikely that will change a lot when they get older.

11/14/2010 8:14:00 AM

Kat S.

I'm in that demographic Ann, and not only do I know people in my peer group that do have property, spouses, children, and/or massive tax bills, but I bet when you were that age, you didn't have any of those things yourself, particularly the spouse and children part for sure.

Oh, and I'm not even going to start about how you never bothered to raise your right hand to join the military. That would be too long for this post entry.


Ann Coulter doesn't really say if she is being serious or satirical with her articles. I'm beginning to think, however, it's because she doesn't even know for sure herself.

11/14/2010 8:16:30 AM

LDM

Oh, she's just got a bug up her mangina because the younger generation can see right through all that conservative crap.

If it stays that way, there might be hope for the future of this country after all.

11/14/2010 8:28:05 AM

Mudak

Even without a draft, you can still join the military at age 18. The issue was that you could go off and fight for the country without having a say in the political process by which our country chooses to engage in those fights.

As far as the age 26 thing, that's an economic one: your kids can stay on your insurance that long if they either don't have access to or can't afford it on their own.

Last time I looked, your ability to afford anything isn't a prerequisite to vote and poll taxes are unconstitutional.

11/14/2010 8:37:44 AM

Norris

Points to Ann Coulter for having more grounded logic than usual. Usually it is just something like "evil godless liberals blargh!" but at least here she has an argument she backed herself up with at least one fact.

However, she of course fails to note that the legal age for entering into contracts, the military, and a marriage is still eighteen. It is also still the age where your parents are no longer legally obligated to care for you (IE, you can still be kicked out of the house on your 18th birthday, "Obamacare" or not). I would submit that the drinking age is the figure that needs changing, not the voting age. The reasons it was changed in the first place have ended up being largely mooted anyhow, as I recall.

11/14/2010 8:39:28 AM

Berny

Who would you take the vote from next, Ann? Blacks? Hispanics? Women? Non-land owners?
Tell you what Ann, lets put it to a vote and see what happens? Of course, the 18 years olds will still be voting on this one so you might not get the result you expect.
I would rather take the vote away from screeching retarded Right Wing pundits without two brain cells to rub together, but you can't always get what you want.

11/14/2010 8:40:43 AM

nazani14

Ann's daddy was an ex-FBI agent who became a labor lawyer (union buster) and then vice president of Phelps Dodge Copper Co. He ***used the G.I. Bill*** to complete college and law school.
SO, Ann, the fortune that sent you to Cornell and then to law school, and paid for your health coverage, goes back to the despised FDR. How old were you before you held a job that provided any health care benefits? Are you aware that NO jobs would provide any health care benefits if it were not for unions?

11/14/2010 9:04:19 AM

The Watcher

"The old motto was 'Old enough to fight, old enough to vote.'"

Just because we don't have a draft doesn't mean that 18 year olds aren't in the military. There are plenty of them, so yes, they're "old enough to fight."

11/14/2010 9:07:12 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

Bull Nuts! If 5-year-olds could be guaranteed to vote for republicans and douche teabaggers, Man Coulter would be lurking around playgrounds to register them.

11/14/2010 9:07:31 AM

Fang

Poor Ann is just desperate for attention. She's no longer the craziest person on the block nor the prettiest wingnut.

11/14/2010 9:18:10 AM

dionysus

Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills

According to that logic we should also remove the right to vote for poor people such as single mothers and people who live in the projects too. And technically living in an apartment means you don't own that property so apartment dwellers lose their right to vote too. In fact, why stop there? Let's make everyone's right to vote contingent on how much property they own; the more you own the more votes you get. THAT'LL ensure that we get fair representation!

11/14/2010 9:22:50 AM



So why don't we just lower the drinking age back to 18? Why is it that we trust 18 year olds to handle weapons to kill people in other countries, but we don't trust them enough to drink a beer?

11/14/2010 9:25:22 AM

TGRwulf

I for one do personally think they should lower the drinking age to 18 because of the military, owning a gun, etc.

Back on topic-

"We no longer have a draft."

Then why BY LAW must all males 18-42 carry a draft card on them in case the draft is instituted?

""Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote." "

How very clever of you </sarcasm>

"Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills"

O RLY? I know of a few people who would like to have a word with you Ann.

"Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy."

ACTUALLY, the economy collapsed under your beloved Bush. Just because we haven't gotten out of the recession under Obama, doesn't mean he caused it.

11/14/2010 9:30:05 AM

KR

OMG! Somebody is actually living in an alternative universe where progress goes backwards?!?!? That's the only way i can even remotely try to comprehend this load of crap...

18 year old is not allowed to drink ANYMORE? I mean, WTF?

EDIT: Okay, reading through the comments: legal drinking age must've been risen from 18 to something somewhere in the US???? That's also another WTF? Or am I just totally lost with this bullcrap?

Think i'll crack open a beer, can't handle the stupidity anymore.

11/14/2010 9:39:15 AM



Arent 16 year olds allowed to serve in the military? So they are good enough at 16.

11/14/2010 9:48:49 AM

GodotIsWaiting4U

Oh, we still have a draft, and people still sign up for it. It's just that everyone knows it would be political suicide to start drafting people again.

"Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy."

They felt good about supporting Bush? I didn't think ANYONE felt good about support Bush in hindsight.

11/14/2010 10:11:50 AM

emau99

As we have learned from ObamaCare, young people are not considered adults until age 26,

If a 25 year old commits a crime, do they get charged as a minor? No? I guess you're wrong, then.

The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."

Who is using this as a motto?

Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills.

So what? Or are you saying that people shouldn't have suffrage unless they own property, or have spouses and/or children?

Are you saying that you want taxation without representation?

Oh, and define "massive tax bills", please.

Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy.

First of all, I'd like a citation, please, on the statistic that says most 18-26 year-olds are unemployed.

Secondly--Obama wrecked the economy? The economy was one of the biggest issue of the election. How could Obama be responsible for wrecking the economy when it was falling apart before he got in the white house? Don't you think the previous administration might have had a little more to do with it?

11/14/2010 10:21:27 AM

br26354

So much I'd like to say, but whats the point?

11/14/2010 10:22:27 AM
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