Thursday, 24 April 2008

Random thoughts....

Legal Age to Marry: 16 - with parents/guardians consent - 18 otherwise

Legal Age to Become Parents: 16 (though it is becomming more and more accepted for girls younger than that to be allowed to keep their pregnancies)

Legal Age to Drive: 17

Legal Age to Join the Forces: 16 - with parents/guardians consent - 18 otherwise

Legal Age to Drink: 18

Legal Age to Vote: 18

So, basically, you can join the army, get married and have children at 16. But you can't vote on who makes the laws/runs the government, until you're 18.

I'm amused by the things you can do by law, without being old enough to vote for the people that pout that law in place.

Make sense to any one else? Because it certainly doesn't to me.

(Just a random thought, really - becasue I just noticed that the elgal voting age used to be 21 - and really, that's even more laughable - considered adult enough to marry and have children, join the forces and die for your country, but not vote for who tells you these things? Laughable.)

1 comment:

Psychodiva said...

and when women first got the vote it was over the age of 30! - which makes me glad that you can now complain about the other stuff :) I also think it is silly