Skip to comments.DC Takes Step Toward Allowing 16-Year-Olds to Vote [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/06/2018 11:04:32 AM PST by John Semmens
A bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal, was approved by the Judiciary and Public Safety committee of the DC City Council by a 3-0 vote. It is now slated for a full Council vote in the very near future.
Council member Charles Allen sought to rebuff critics who contend that people this young don't have enough real life experience to be informed voters. "They may still live with their parents and haven't had the burden of supporting themselves, but neither have the legions of welfare recipients who currently vote," Allen pointed out. "Just because a person is not a contributing member of society doesn't mean they have no interest in who runs the government. In fact, I'd say that it is precisely because such people are not self-supporting that they have a very strong interest in electing a government that can do the dirty work of extracting resources from those who have in order to redistribute these funds to those who have-not."
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That there is pretty funny :)
The voting age should be 6.
Give or take.
“DC Takes Step Toward Allowing 16-Year-Olds to Vote...”
Could they do any worse than the DC adults?
Those 16-year-olds can’t do a decent job of electing a prom queen. And that is a TOTALLY emotional contest.
But then, probably their elders couldn’t either.
Ah, yes. The tide-pod challenge crew. I’m sure some well researched, well thought out decisions will be made.
At 16 no high school degree, can’t drink or drive or serve in the military , but can vote?
It’s hard to believe how far they have come since the days of their crack smoking mayor.
I wonder if they decided to do this during the Kavanaugh Hearings...?
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