you should get out more You should give us at least a small hint that your claims of being in Honors English are accurate. Thus far, I have yet to see the slightest bit of evidence to back up your statements pertaining to that issue. Your posts would be taken much more seriously if people were able to read them without difficulty. No one here is perfect when it comes to spelling and grammar, but at least making an honest attempt (especially with claims of being in an Honors class) should be a priority of yours. Edit: Seldon, the issue is somewhat moot at this point. I think what you need to understand is that when discussions turn to political topics, age will most assuredly be taken into consideration. We were not alive during some of the events that others here were alive during, just as they were not alive when George Washington was President. Having lived through any experience gives someone a better perspective. When you are an adult, I can't imagine you sitting back and listening to teenagers with misguided opinions of the September 11th attacks, for example. I know I wouldn't, anyway. The difference is that we lived through those events, and therefore know firsthand the effect that they had on society, rather than reading them through other sources. I think the best solution for you in this instance is to grasp the reality that your arguements will be criticized by those who actually were affected first hand by an event, as they are the ones who have the better understanding of what transpired.