Sunday, April 10, 2011

Young Canadian Tells Us...

...why raising the voting age is a good idea:

Why young Canadians don't vote
"On top of unappealing and uninteresting political leaders, the parties’ election platforms usually have little to do with the things that concern the young. For example, since most of us are relatively healthy and starting our careers, platforms centering on healthcare, seniors and pension plans can’t be expected to turn our cranks.

We’re disengaged with politics, but we’re deeply engaged in social media, technology and the Web. We may be apathetic when it comes to voting, but we have loads of energy for issues that really inspire us. Climate change, affordable housing, arts funding, post-secondary education, affordable daycare and Internet metering are all topics we’ve sunk our denture-free teeth into."
"You may call us apathetic, spoiled and lazy . . . but really, can you blame us? We’re lucky enough to have grown up in a peaceful and prosperous country. Speaking in very general terms, most of us have jobs, enough food to eat, a roof over our heads and iPods in our pockets. We haven’t had to fight for many rights and freedoms, haven’t lived through wars, major injustices or depressions. The worst things we’ve seen are the fashion trends of the ‘80s and Michael Jackson’s fall from grace!"
I'd be willing to make exceptions for young people who join the armed forces, you know, those people who have given you all the privileges of which you speak, but I have a feeling that wouldn't include you, ya' over indulged, spoiled ditz.

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

These youngsters need to be sent to Cuba, or Iran, or China for a month or two's stay. That will teach them that there are more important things than "Climate change" (aka Global Warming Fraud), arts funding, yadda, yadda, yadda, Internet metering ...(Internet Metering?!?! Worried more about their G**-D*** Internet toys than the great issues facing Canada!)

My gawd, are these really the descendents of the pioneers that built Canada from a wilderness? Descendents of the men buried at Vimy Ridge or in Normandy? Petulant, clueless flotsam and jetsam!

(Not that they're a helluva lot different from many of their young Yankee cousins, mind you!)

April 10, 2011 11:54 pm  

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