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DECLINED PETITION
Dec 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 04:13 UTC
Call for a referendum to change the minimum age of parliament to 25 years old

We, the undersigned who are citizens of Asgardia, petition the Head of Nation to call a referendum as per the Asgardia Constitution art. 16, § 6.  This referendum will be a vote on changing the constitutional minimum age of parliament to 25 years old.

A minimum age of 40 excludes the majority of the Asgardia population and, as seen by the current elections, there are not enough citizens over 40 willing to run to fill the entire Parliament.  Allowing everyone 25 years old and older to run and be elected allows a greater voice for the citizens and will allow a full Parliament which is fundamental to UN recognition and nation building.  This issue has also caused a lot of strife within the community.  A referendum must be called so as to have the voice of every citizen of Asgardia heard.

Dec 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 20:08 UTC

We need more voting options than just support:

https://asgardia.space/en/forum/forum/feedback-11/topic/petitions-need-more-options-than-support-8534/

Dec 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 23:55 UTC

The nature of a petition is to sign, not to decide over options. James O'Neill. It is not a vote, it is to support for a specific thing.

Dec 17, 01 / Dec 19, 17 03:45 UTC

I recommend an email to be sent to all verified Asgardians, reminding them of their obligation tocast their vote amd also asking them to participate in this referundum. Although we are now 150k+ in numbers, hardly few hundred are active on facebook groups or any other social media platform. ...

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Jan 9, 02 / Jan 9, 18 19:49 UTC
Agreed.
Feb 16, 02 / Feb 13, 18 14:03 UTC
Muy cierto.
Dec 20, 01 / Dec 22, 17 10:35 UTC

I signed it

Dec 23, 01 / Dec 25, 17 03:30 UTC
Please give a right to all people.
Dec 23, 01 / Dec 25, 17 04:17 UTC
I was not even notified of the change as a candidate. I find this concerning.
Dec 23, 01 / Dec 25, 17 04:30 UTC
All the people of Asgardia should be allowed to serve in government. This operation of age is a loss of talent and will keep Asgardia stuck in the past! I even under 40 still as for your vote! We have got to change this!
Jan 12, 02 / Jan 12, 18 01:17 UTC
All the people of Asgardia IS allowed to serve in government already; over 40 in some positions and under 40 in other (more active) positions where they can fully make use of their many talents. Apparently having access to ALL positions is the big and only priority right now.
Dec 24, 01 / Dec 26, 17 09:31 UTC
great idea!!
Dec 25, 01 / Dec 27, 17 09:51 UTC
GOOD IDEA
Dec 25, 01 / Dec 27, 17 16:35 UTC
I completely concur with this motion.
Dec 28, 01 / Dec 30, 17 12:40 UTC
of course years dont show what is in your soul great petition :)
Jan 5, 02 / Jan 5, 18 11:08 UTC
To Be Heard; I Believe This Should Become Such, For All Humans In Asgard Who Wish Be Part To Be Able, To Be Heard; Age Isn't Any Issue. As Long As One Is Sound Of Mind, And Conscious Of Self, & Their Own Volition's; All Should Be Allowed At Any ...
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Jan 6, 02 / Jan 6, 18 22:02 UTC
excellent proposal, has my vote and I know that the more than 500 Asgardians who have voted for me back my vote on this proposal
Jan 7, 02 / Jan 7, 18 22:28 UTC
Awesome Jaime, maybe you could ask them to support that petition? It direly needs support as it is limited in time...
Jan 9, 02 / Jan 9, 18 19:50 UTC
I clicked it, and nothing happened. I do not believe that my vote here was counted.
Jan 9, 02 / Jan 9, 18 22:58 UTC
we are more than 150000 asgardians and still cannot pass one simple petition... UNITY NOW!
Jan 12, 02 / Jan 12, 18 01:42 UTC
Unity? Do we all need to have the same ideas? I will be happy to accept it if the law is changed and I will support it then because it would be the voice of the majority. Until then I don´t have to agree. Unity means that if we make ...
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Jan 12, 02 / Jan 12, 18 18:45 UTC
You seem not to be aware that just last month there was a poll that had officially been opened by civic.asgardia to sense the need or not to lower the age for Parliament. Since the majority of over a 1000 voters in that poll expressed the need for change, I ...
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Jan 12, 02 / Jan 12, 18 20:38 UTC
again, the fact that I don't agree with something does not mean I am not aware of the facts.
Jan 12, 02 / Jan 12, 18 20:37 UTC
Fact: A majority of poll voters is not the same as majority of asgardians. Fact: lowering the age does not mean eliminating limits or allowing to run from 18 or from 25 years old. I think most of us agree with lowering the age, but I am not so sure ...
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Jan 14, 02 / Jan 14, 18 18:27 UTC
Helena, since you seem to miss from my posts the many different elements brought to your attention and only reply to one of them (the last one it seems), I will from now on number the parts of my message so to make it easier to reply: 1) Unfortunately, when ...
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Jan 14, 02 / Jan 14, 18 23:46 UTC
Hi Ivan, Either I don´t express myself correctly or you don´t understand my posts. If my English is not good enough I apologize, I do my best but it is not my first language. Good idea to number the points. 1.- I never said "the poll didn't mention what lowering ...
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Jan 17, 02 / Jan 17, 18 17:03 UTC
English is not my mother tongue either, hence our mutual misunderstandings, apparently :-) 1.- Thank you for this clarification. 2.- If people choose not to vote, at this time and place, it is their choice. Discarding the result of an official poll because “it is just a poll” is discarding ...
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Jan 17, 02 / Jan 17, 18 22:11 UTC
2.- I am not discarding their opinion. I am listening and I am aware that a big part of a 0.8% would like to change the age limit. That´s all. It is not enough to move further at this time. 3.- Same as 2. It is official but it is ...
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Jan 28, 02 / Jan 28, 18 03:39 UTC
En quoi à 18 ou 19 ans les gens ne sont t'il pas prêts? L'âge ne veut rien dire,on peut vivre des choses qui rendent plus matures que des gens qui ont la vingtaine, l'âge n'est qu'une indication, mais rien d'autre
Feb 1, 02 / Jan 29, 18 08:46 UTC
a 18 ans on connait quasi rien de la vie, vu que jusque là c'est papa et maman qui s'occupaient de tout. Non c'est pas réaliste. POur voter, ok je dit pas ; mais pas pour être un élu.
Jan 19, 02 / Jan 19, 18 02:20 UTC
I firmly believe that anyone over the age of 19 can run for parliament would be fair and peaceful
Jan 19, 02 / Jan 19, 18 07:55 UTC
Thank you for your support, Luis! I find it interesting that you say "over the age of 19"... May I ask how old you are?
Jan 28, 02 / Jan 28, 18 03:39 UTC
Et égalitaire oui
Feb 1, 02 / Jan 29, 18 08:44 UTC
25 is too early! at least 30
Feb 1, 02 / Jan 29, 18 10:34 UTC
democracy works best with wider vote base but maturity counts the vote base must be degree based at least graduate
Feb 2, 02 / Jan 30, 18 12:32 UTC
Tl:Dr There should be as few restrictions on standing as a candidate as possible to allow for the broadest possible choice. The electorate can then decide who has the best qualifications to serve the community. In my opinion, the point of voting in a democracy is for the electorate to ...
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Feb 17, 02 / Feb 14, 18 09:48 UTC
The preclusion imposed on people under 40 is a disgrace, plain and simple. Whoever dreamt that up is a deeply flawed individual, especially since, and let's be blunt, this enterprise is not really the natural province of people born before 1978. A better idea would however be to exclude candidates ...
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Mar 7, 02 / Mar 4, 18 18:18 UTC
How did this get declined? Limiting to 40+ is discriminatory right from the outset
Mar 12, 02 / Mar 9, 18 06:51 UTC
The 40+ rule is unfortunate and unfair, and must be changed. Please rerun this petition, it has my support.
Asg 23, 02 / Jul 10, 18 18:25 UTC
We are in the 21st century we should bring voting age down to the age of 16 if not to 18 years old