A political party that has already proven it will stop at nothing to win elections — whether through rigging congressional districts through the courts or making it easier for illegal aliens to vote — is taking a new step toward lowering standards in American politics: Giving 16-year-olds the right to vote — including in presidential elections.
From Conservative Tribune:
According to The Washington Post, a bill before the Washington, D.C., City Council to lower the voting age in the district is the brainchild of Council Member Charles Allen, a Democrat who seems to think puberty is great preparation for politics.
And from a liberal perspective, the argument might even make sense.
After all, what other group of Americans have spent literally their entire lives being cared for, have never been held responsible in any meaningful sense for the decisions they make, and are almost abysmally ignorant about the world beyond their own neighborhoods?
That’s practically a profile of Democrat voting rolls.
But even some Democrats should be shuddering at an idea this inane. After all, Democrats are parents, too. And while there might well be some parents of 16-year-olds who consider their offspring to be mature enough to choose the leaders of their cities, states and countries, it’s a good bet that most understand the world is a safer place when teenagers are being kept safely out of responsible positions.
No one seriously disputes that teenagers, as a rule, are not built for impulse control. Anyone who does dispute it can ask the nearest middle school or high school teacher for a more informed opinion.