Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT! (Voting Age 10?)
Posted on 11/10/2010 3:43:08 PM PST by Syncro
REPEAL THE 26TH AMENDMENT!
November 10, 2010
Jimmy Carter was such an abominable president we got Ronald Reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the Soviet Union.
Two years of Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress got us the first Republican Congress in half a century, followed by tax cuts, welfare reform and a booming economy - all of which Clinton now claims credit for.
Obama's disastrous presidency has already produced Republican senators from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois; New Jersey's wonder-governor Chris Christie; and the largest House majority for Republicans since 1946.
We deserve more. Clinton only threatened to wreck the health care system; Obama actually did it. We must repeal the 26th Amendment.
Adopted in 1971 at the tail end of the Worst Generation's anti-war protests, the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.
But 18-year-olds aren't allowed to drink anymore. We no longer have a draft. In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.
As we have learned from ObamaCare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health care plans. The old motto was "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."
Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills. Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy.
The meager tax young people paid for vehicle licensing fees on their cars threw them into such a blind rage that in 2003 they uncharacteristically voted to recall the Democratic governor of California, Gray Davis. Wait until they start making real money and realize they share a joint-checking account arrangement with the government! Literally wait. Then we'll let them vote.
Having absolutely no idea what makes their precious cars run, by the way, young voters are the most likely to oppose offshore drilling.
How about 10-year-olds? Why not give them the vote?
Then we'd have politicians wooing voters with offers of free Justin Bieber tickets instead of offers of a "sustainable planet" or whatever hokum the youth have swallowed hook, line and sinker from their teachers, pop culture idols and other authority figures. (Along with their approved-by-the-authorities "Question Authority" bumper stickers.)
Like 18-year-olds, the 10-year-olds would be sublimely unaware that they're the ones who will be footing the bill for all these "free" goodies, paying and paying until they die of old age.
Brain research in the last five years at Dartmouth and elsewhere has shown that human brains are not fully developed until age 25 and are particularly deficient in their frontal lobes, which control decision-making, rational thinking, judgment, the ability to plan ahead and to resist impulses.
Unfortunately, we didn't know that in 1971. Those of you who have made it to age 26 without dying in a stupid drinking game -- and I think congratulations are in order, by the way -- understand how insane it is to allow young people to vote.
It would almost be tolerable if everyone under the age of 30 just admitted they voted for Obama because someone said to them, "C'mon, it's really cool! Everyone's doing it!"
We trusted them, and now we know it was a mistake.
Read more at AnnCoulter.Com
How about 10-year-olds? Why not give them the vote?
Then we'd have politicians wooing voters with offers of free Justin Bieber tickets instead of offers of a "sustainable planet" or whatever hokum the youth have swallowed hook, line and sinker from their teachers, pop culture idols and other authority figures.
Read the rest at AnnCoulter.Com
Love that woman!
Voters aged 18 to 29 years old comprised nearly a fifth of the voting population in 2008 and they voted overwhelmingly for Obama, 66 percent to 31 percent.
And it only took 12 to 14 years of North Korean-style brainwashing to make them do it!
In a situation where toilet paper was a rare commodity..
I’d like some Justin Bieber tickets. We used to call them
something similar anyway.
And note.. the posting above is a LEGITIMATE excerpt.
Thank you and good night.
I think there are rules!
the rule was rescinded.
I don’t think so.........
Wait, they rescinded the rule mandating pictures of Ann Coulter whenever one of her articles is posted? But we can still post pictures of Catherine Zeta-Jones whenever MoDo’s name is mentioned, right?
I’m 50 - 50.
My son, a student at The Citadel, listened.
My daugher, a student at Mass College of Pharmacy, didn’t.
It’s your turn, hurry up!
Me too, get in line dude.
Most of those under 25 don’t vote.
Most of those over age 25 voted for Obama.
That’s how we got stuck with Obama.
Even those in the forty to fifty bracket are ignorant foolish children.
Just look at Obama — age 49.
Funny thing, in 1984, I turned 18 on Apr 20 and I voted for President Reagan in November. Unfortunately, it was the only vote for POTUS that I was happy to make where I voted for the best versus the worst (Fritz & t!tz). Ever since, it was vote for the least worst ! I also was not in the military.
One thing my dad and I talked about is we should go back where the only people who can vote are those who own property.
that rule was never addressed or in debate.
Great article form Ann!
Alas I’m at work and lack the ability to post a picture of our beloved Ann.
I like the one of her firing a pistol.
‘08 was the
“ME VOTE and my vote makes a difference.”
Cure the world with Obama.
God help us.
BTTT for ANN!
“Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote.”