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The White House defended President Donald Trump's recent attack on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter because Thunberg "travels the world giving speeches."

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Nothing says class like attacking a special needs child.

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-12-13 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To be fair.... it's one special needs child against another.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-13 09:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hey president Fredo.
Perhaps you could spend that executive time tweaking that 'ready on day one healthcare plan'. Or that infrastructure plan.
She's a 16 year old kid for chrissakes.

#3 | Posted by Docman at 2019-12-13 09:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She reminds me of that woman yelling at cat meme. She looks like the cat, not the woman who's yelling.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-13 10:20 PM | Reply

These people are scum - Trump, his enablers, his supporters - the whole f**king lot of 'em.

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-13 10:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

BS! She is a public figure, and if any is to be held to blame, it is her parents. Honestly all she supposed to know is what she parrots from her handlers. It isn't fair to debate with a child, no mater what your argument is, if you make her look like a fool, you come across like a bully. Climate change is real, this is a warm period between two ice ages. Likely within 12KA we ill see another ice age. We survived the last one, and we will likely survive the next.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-13 11:33 PM | Reply

Cyberbullying crusader Melania Trump silent on her husband's mocking of 16-year-old Thunberg

Just last Wednesday, Melania Trump tweeted a defense of her own child, whose name was referenced in a pun by an impeachment inquiry witness.

www.cnn.com

- her parents.

Should what, shut her up? That's what you would do?

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-13 11:40 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Corky How about those responsible allow her to be a 16 year old girl instead of a media whore.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-13 11:50 PM | Reply

- a media whore.

She is a young activist with every right to be one.

How about some ----- that calls her a "whore" of any kind?

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-12-14 12:03 AM | Reply

Thunberg the Stalinist

"'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they fail to take urgent action on climate change.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 12:16 AM | Reply

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How about those responsible allow her to be a 16 year old girl instead of a media whore.

#8 | Posted by docnjo

Yeah! How dare she have an opinion!

What a pathetic mental midget you must be to be so threatened by a child concerned for their own future.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 01:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obama's beach house is in danger!

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-12-14 02:18 AM | Reply

Special needs children don't sail a boat across an ocean.

As for Trump.....well we know he's done worse to teenage girls.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-14 02:21 AM | Reply

We can't say someone has an "anger management" issue now?

But you can yell about wanting to punch "smirk boy" in the face?

The outrage here is the pot calling the kettle black.

Yeah! How dare she have an opinion!

And thats all it is ... an opinion just like SmirkBoy .. you know the one people like you wanted to punch.

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 02:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Special needs children don't sail a boat across an ocean.

She has Asperger syndrome, which is an autism spectrum diagnosis.

So yes, she is special needs child, and they do sailboats across the ocean.

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 02:28 AM | Reply

I really do feel bad for her. She's being used as a political pawn.

It's funny how selective the left is about children being above criticism.

David Hogg and Greta Thunberg made a choice to be political pawns. That they chose left-wing causes made them above reproach on the left. But, here's the thing - they made a choice to enter the fray.

Contrast that with Nick Sandman. The kid was minding his own business and he was absolutely pilloried for...well....not really sure that standing on a step and doing noting when a summer-tooth rabble-rouser got in his face and banged on a drum warranted being cast as the devil's spawn....oh wait! He was wearing a MAGA hat. That's the ticket. Now the left can be completely hypocritical because MAGA, because Trump and because Obama.

You -------- have ZERO consistent standards.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-14 06:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Contrast that with Nick Sandman. The kid was minding his own business and he was absolutely pilloried for...well....not really sure that standing on a step and doing noting when a summer-tooth rabble-rouser got in his face and banged on a drum warranted being cast as the devil's spawn....oh wait! He was wearing a MAGA hat. That's the ticket. Now the left can be completely hypocritical because MAGA, because Trump and because Obama.
You -------- have ZERO consistent standards.

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-12-14 06:49 AM | REPLY

So when will you admit to the class that you really voted for Trump??

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-12-14 07:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When is cyberbully crusader Melanoma going to take the bloated------------ to task for attacking a teen?

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-12-14 08:27 AM | Reply

"I feel bad for her"

I don't believe you.

#19 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-14 08:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Greta pisses off the right people.

#20 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-14 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I really do feel bad for her."

And she's laughing at you, you f**king loser.

At 16 she's accomplished more than you ever will.

You don't "feel bad"...you're envious.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-14 08:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You don't "feel bad"...you're envious.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-14 08:38 A

Trump is bound to hate Greta. He can't help himself. He's mentally ill, and envy is a key symptom. He hates her and everyone who has something he doesn't have, to include millions of his own supporters.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-14 09:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Its about what the Republicans want to take us back to. The long for a time when women and children were seen but not heard. They should clean the house and chill with their friends while the "responsible" adult men ---- mother nature into a coma

Yes thats a deadpool reference

#23 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-14 09:47 AM | Reply

--At 16 she's accomplished more than you ever will.

Like what, besides publicity from a fawning MSM?

'We have achieved nothing': Greta Thunberg urges 'concrete ...
Dec 7, 2019 - The protest, organised by the climate strike. ... 'We have achieved nothing': Greta Thunberg urges 'concrete action' during Madrid climate ...

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

David Hogg and Greta Thunberg made a choice to be political pawns. That they chose left-wing causes made them above reproach on the left. But, here's the thing - they made a choice to enter the fray.

Contrast that with Nick Sandman. The kid was minding his own business...

After being a political pawn in a pro-life march attended by his Catholic school.

But booo hioooooo "Conservatives" are nothing but bereaved victims. Always. No matter what.

Grow up Jeff.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At 16 she's accomplished more than you ever will.

I agree, she got kids across the country to skip school....

and you say I am against education.

She's done so much she's taking a rest.
"I will be home for Christmas and then I will take a holiday break because you need to take a rest," Thunberg told reporters in Turin. "Otherwise you cannot do this all the time."
thehill.com

Reminds me of this great scene ...
www.youtube.com

#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 10:35 AM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY JPW

You have no idea what this thread is about do you?

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 10:37 AM | Reply

I didn't know she was "special needs..."

Apparently she has "selective mutism:" "That basically means I only speak when I think it's necessary. Now is one of those moments."

Hmm... okay. Guess I'm selectively mute too, because I have a pretty strong filter

#28 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-14 10:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You have no idea what this thread is about do you?

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Trump attacking Greta because he's a weak minded, pathetic old fool.

BTW I agree that she's a public figure and can't really play the "I'm a kid, don't criticize me" line. But has SHE actually said that?

In any case, I was responding to Jeff's latest self-victimizationfest.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She's done so much she's taking a rest.

Trying to prevent Boomers from taking us all down with them is, in fact, an exhausting endeavor.

#30 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 10:50 AM | Reply

--Thunberg told reporters in Turin

I'm waiting for her to speak from Beijing. Not holding my breath.

#31 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 11:03 AM | Reply

#31 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Turin is a nice place. I hope she get to go through the Alps on Elephant.

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 11:07 AM | Reply

After being a political pawn in a pro-life march attended by his Catholic school.

But booo hioooooo "Conservatives" are nothing but bereaved victims. Always. No matter what.

Grow up Jeff.

#25 | POSTED BY JPW

Yeah right. Because attending a protest that was barely even covered by any media outlet earns him the same spotlight as Thunberg and Hogg seeking and receiving a TON of camera time. He got destroyed because of a hat. Just admit it and stop defending the indefensible.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-14 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

But has SHE actually said that?

Actually said what?

Its implied by her being a kid. Otherwise what expertise, perspective does she bring to the table? Just outrage, thats all she has.

I would possibly have more change in my GW position if an expert stood up and gave a speech and said here is the model, we have consensus about, and its behaving as we predicted within some margin of error.

Not some kid running around the globe in faux environmentally friendly transports fawned over by the media, claiming we are stealing her future.

#34 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#33 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

It was a false equivalency to be sure.

#35 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 11:12 AM | Reply

So when will you admit to the class that you really voted for Trump??

#17 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

So when will you admit to the class that you worship Jessica Yaniv?

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-14 11:12 AM | Reply

--claiming we are stealing her future.

i0.wp.com

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 11:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

She entered the political arena. She is fair game.

#38 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-14 11:29 AM | Reply

Trump is playing into the alarmist hands. The catastrophists would dearly like to make it about Trump vs. Thunberg, a personality contest, rather than climate extremists vs moderates: economists, climate scientists, public policy analysts, energy economists, etc.

#39 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-14 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#39

Interesting point.

The media has been portraying it as that ....

#40 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 11:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Greta had a Freudian slip ...

Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said "put them against the wall". That's Swenglish: "att stlla ngon mot vggen" (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable.
twitter.com

You can't make this stuff up, they are telling us what they are going to do...

#41 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 11:53 AM | Reply

Just admit it and stop defending the indefensible.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ

I didn't defend anything. The entire situation was a schit show.

I'm addressing your wailing and hair pulling 'woe is Conservatives' posting that seems all too common lately.

#42 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 11:58 AM | Reply

You can't make this stuff up, they are telling us what they are going to do...

#41 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Oh please you hyperventilating cooze.

#43 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I really do feel bad for her.

Your greatest accomplishment is waking up in the morning and logging onto the DR.

I really feel bad for you and anyone else who feels like they need to attack this girl.

What a sad, pathetic excuse for a human being you are.

#44 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-14 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I didn't defend anything.

You did too. You attacked Jeff for pointing out hypocrisy, and how its equivalent.

The entire situation was a schit show.

Thats not what you said.

I'm addressing your wailing and hair pulling 'woe is Conservatives' posting that seems all too common lately.

He was only pointing out liberal hypocrisy, which he is clear about, you on the other hand are rather vague.

Barron, mini-AOC, SmirkBoy ... the list of children is long which leftist have denigrated for political reasons, or worse omitted their plight because they were right leaning.

Beat the crap out of a kid for wearing a MAGA hat, imagine if he was wearing a "No Malarkey" hat.
dmlnewsapp.com

Heaven forbid we say anything about liberal kid though ... oh the outrage.

#45 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

Hyperbole and bullshht.
#45 | POSTED BY A, MATTRESS

Let us know when you actually ever post anything that isn't lies and garbage.

#46 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-14 12:12 PM | Reply

For me what one says and how they say it, is about dignity, its about self respect.

One should take many factors into play when making statements.

These factors include

who you are, who the subject of your statement is, your target audience, the situation being commented on

For the POTUS to lower himself to attack a child with special needs is self evident in its lack of dignity-NO MATTER WHAT that child says.

The only proper response for the POTUS is to say you have differences of opinion but admire their passion.

BECAUSE of the position he holds

To do otherwise speaks volumes of that person's character.

As an aside you can see class in Ms. Thornburg's response-humor.

#47 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-12-14 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Thunberg not Thornburg

#48 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-12-14 12:22 PM | Reply

"For the POTUS to lower himself to attack a child with special needs is self evident in its lack of dignity-NO MATTER WHAT that child says."

Talk about hitting downward. That POTUS feels the need to insult a 16 year old is pathetic. Doesn't he have more important or better things to do? Apparently not. He's a petty, little man with no self-control.

#49 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-12-14 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That POTUS feels the need to insult a 16 year old is pathetic.

Equally as pathetic are his supporters who feel the need to defend him.

Just read through this thread for examples.

#50 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-14 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#45 | Posted by AndreaMackris

You are a disgusting POS.

#51 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-12-14 12:50 PM | Reply

"Talk about hitting downward. That POTUS feels the need to insult a 16 year old is pathetic. Doesn't he have more important or better things to do? Apparently not. He's a petty, little man with no self-control."

We already knew this about Trump. What's interesting is that Trump doesn't see this as punching down and sees her as someone worth responding to. The people calling her a special needs child are being far more insulting to her than he was.

#52 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-14 01:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Actually special needs child is a factual description of the young woman.

She has asberger's syndrome, meaning she is by definition, special needs. there is no derogatory intent in that definition.

#53 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-12-14 01:34 PM | Reply

The people calling her a special needs child are being far more insulting to her than he was.

Completely agree.

Also. I'm pretty sure Greta couldn't care less about what Trump has to say about her.

#54 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-14 01:35 PM | Reply

"She has Asperger syndrome, which is an autism spectrum diagnosis.
So yes, she is special needs child"

Asperger's isn't so much a disability as it is the world's worst superpower.

It's the reason why Mozart was composing symphonies at the age of 4.

#55 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-14 01:41 PM | Reply

Greta and Baron should hook up and open an AssBurger stand.

#56 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-12-14 01:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The people calling her a special needs child are being far more insulting to her than he was.

Completely agree.

Yeah, I had no idea she was "special-anything" until this thread... she seems to be able to hold her own in rooms full of people. Highly functioning and productive young adult with a cause, regardless of whatever's going on in her medical status.

#57 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-14 02:09 PM | Reply

The "selective mutism" is a little funny to me though... like c'mon.

It does sell well for her "I must speak up on MMCC/GW," brand though

#58 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-14 02:11 PM | Reply

Greta and Baron should hook up and open an AssBurger stand.
#56 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT

Trump invites her to the White House... everyone thinks it's about to be a big moment for environmental policy, and then she and Barron just hang out and have an afternoon together lol

#59 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-14 02:12 PM | Reply

I appreciate her passion and her courage to take a stand when she has to know that some people will publicly bash her for it.

I still feel bad she's being used as a political pawn.

#60 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-14 02:53 PM | Reply

Be worst.

#61 | Posted by anton at 2019-12-14 03:46 PM | Reply

Trump's ethical and moral standards are pretty low so it's not surprising.

Trump is a 7th grade bully forever trapped in an adult body.

#62 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-12-14 06:10 PM | Reply

If that's an adult body, I don't want to grow up.

Seriously. His penis is tiny, according to Stormy.

#63 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 06:26 PM | Reply

Heaven forbid we say anything about liberal kid though ... oh the outrage.

#45 | Posted by AndreaMackris

I actually said she's a public figure and can't play the "I'm a kid" card.

I won't bother validating the rest of your whiny faux victim nonsense.

#64 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 06:53 PM | Reply

AssBurger stand.

POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT AT 2019-12-14 01:50 PM | REPLY

I wonder if that was where In and Out burger got its name idea from??

#65 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-12-14 10:22 PM | Reply

Since it's now ok in the (R)tards mind to verbally attack a 16 year old girl, I guess that takes away the (R)tard right to bitch and moan when the same happens to Barron.

Fair is fair right?

#66 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-12-15 06:38 AM | Reply

Seriously, liberals need to pick an age for adulthood. Throughout this thread, she's a 16 year old "child". Not so long ago, liberals considered 16 old enough to vote.

If someone is old enough to make any one informed decision, then they should be considered old enough to make EVERY informed decision: to drink, to smoke, to have sex, to own and drive a car, to own and use a firearm, to vote, to see a dirty movie, to be drafted, et al.

Why would I consider a 16 year old who made an informed decision to become an outspoken critic of anyone who disagrees with her POV to be off-limits for criticism herself? I wouldn't; if she was adult enough to dish it, she was adult enough to eat it. If she was NOT, then she was being used as a pawn by those who were. You can't have your cake and eat it, too.

#67 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#68 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-12-15 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"she's being used as a political pawn."

I wish more kids would be used as political pawns.
The 20 kids who were shot dead at Newtown are yet to be sent into battle.
There's an entire generation growing up in Flint whose potential is yet to be tapped.

#69 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 02:41 PM | Reply

"If someone is old enough to make any one informed decision, then they should be considered old enough to make EVERY informed decision"

So if someone is old enough to join the military, they should be considered old enough to command the military!
Quick question: Are you aware that the Constitutions puts minimum age requirements on Federal elected offices, including Commander in Chief?

#70 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 02:58 PM | Reply

#70 That's all you have? A weak-ass strawman? Why would you not be willing to engage in a reasoned debate about establishing a single age for age of majority and sticking with it?

#71 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 03:53 PM | Reply

Let's start with why the drinking age is 21, and not 18.
Do you even know?

#72 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 03:55 PM | Reply

#72 I do know. My question is regarding the reasoning behind the decision. If the feds want the drinking age to be 21, that's fine...but then make smoking 21, weed 21, drivers licenses 21, etc...

#73 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 04:08 PM | Reply

One big reason is called States Rights.

As of September 18, 2019, eighteen states " Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington " have raised the tobacco age to 21, along with Washington, DC and nearly 500 localities.

#74 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:11 PM | Reply

#72 Let me just ask you. Personal opinion. At what age should the average American be considered an adult, with all the authorities and responsibilities commensurate with that designation?

#75 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 04:11 PM | Reply

"My question is regarding the reasoning behind the decision."

I thought you said you knew. Sounds like you don't.
The reason the drinking age is 21 is to make it harder for high school kids to get alcohol, since plenty of people turn 18 before the graduate high school.

#76 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:12 PM | Reply

#64 Again, I know that....the question is WHY.

#77 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 04:12 PM | Reply

"At what age should the average American be considered an adult, with all the authorities and responsibilities commensurate with that designation?"

The way you ask this question about "the average American," I can't abide.
You're asking for all Americans, not the average Americans.

I don't think it makes sense to go from 100% legal infant to 100% legal adult overnight.
I like how they do it in Germany, where rights and responsibilities are phased in, where your first driver's license isn't good enough for the Autobahn.

#78 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:14 PM | Reply

"#64 Again, I know that....the question is WHY."

Drunk driving is probably the biggest single reason the drinking age is 21, not 18.

#79 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:15 PM | Reply

#76 No, the reason was to reduce road deaths from drunk driving. That's why compliance was tied to federal highway funds.

#80 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-15 04:15 PM | Reply

Um, yeah... those are the same bigger picture; one is merely the outcome of the other.

#81 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:17 PM | Reply

Mustang, would you rather the drinking age be 18, even if the cost was more drunk drivers?
Sort of like the way you like everyone being able to get guns, even if the cost is more gun violence?

#82 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-15 04:22 PM | Reply

Why in the world is the PRESIDENT of the United States even concerned with this young woman. Is there nothing better going on in the world that needs his attention. Oh yeah, she won an award he wanted.

#83 | Posted by rukiddin at 2019-12-15 04:30 PM | Reply

Why in the world is the PRESIDENT of the United States even concerned with this young woman.

#83 | Posted by rukiddin at 2019-12-15 04:30 PM | Reply | Fl

Greta got Time magazine and he didn't.

#84 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-15 04:36 PM | Reply

Threats of violence should not be tolerated. Greta's 'up against the wall' comment was inappropriate and I am glad she apologized.
Trump and other authoritarian thugs make threats repeatedly and never apologize. Shame on them and their supporters.

Personal attacks on anyone are inappropriate and reveal a damaged personality. It doesn't matter if the target is a kid or public figure. It's toxic and the sign of a sick mind.
It is tragic that public discourse has devolved to the level of XBox chat. No wonder China was able to leap ahead of the West.

And now I will return to my usual snide juvenile comments.

#85 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-15 04:51 PM | Reply

Trump's a childish -----. But Greta seems to be able to take care of herself.

#86 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-12-15 05:12 PM | Reply

Mustang, would you rather the drinking age be 18, even if the cost was more drunk drivers?
Sort of like the way you like everyone being able to get guns, even if the cost is more gun violence?

#82 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You're asking the wrong question. The question you should be asking is "assuming the government is correct, and the maturity one gains between 18 and 21 mitigates risks from impulsive behavior and bad decision making, why aren't we applying that same logic to every activity wherein impulsive, irrational decisions often result in life-altering consequences?"

Or, more colloquially, "why should I trust your stupid ass to drive and get a credit card and have sex and get an abortion and vote and volunteer for the military, but not drink or own a firearm?"

I'm not saying 21 is the wrong answer...I'm saying "why isn't it always the right answer?".

#87 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-16 07:49 AM | Reply

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