Sixteen year olds in Scotland can have sex, get married, start a family, work, pay taxes - why on earth shouldn't they get to vote?
The greater question should be: why
are they allopwed all this stuff so far beyond them?
The vast majority has no job at sixteen, can offer no needed skills at sixteen, shouldn't be having sex at that crazy age, and as far as marriage and procreation is concerned, who the hell do you think pays all the social security bills to support those young idiots and their offspring?
Because the law might be wrong on all those counts doesn't imply that it is therefore right to add an additional madness to the permitted list.
But let's not play games: the idea is that the sixteen years age group is easy prey to the buying of the socialist vote. You offer all the free, somebody else pays, goodies without the slightest implication that work is needed, your work, to get there and of course that appeals to a chap of sixteen whose greatest commitment in life is to Rangers or Celtic football teams. But I forgot: so it is with many adults there, too. So why would either age group refuse the bait?
Instead of "I like what he's got; I'll work my asss of and go one better," some rejoice in "fuck him: I haven't got it so why should he have it? I'll scratch it. See how he likes that, Jimmy."
Clearly, this thread has turned into another black/white/black/white with no hope of an honest self-examination, so I'm out of this. Envy rules.