Skip to comments.Washington, DC, Dould Let 16 Year Olds Vote for President
Posted on 11/02/2018 10:45:21 AM PDT by sevinufnine
The Washington, D.C., City Council is preparing to vote on a bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal.
WTOP-FM reports the bill won 3-0 approval in the Judiciary and Public Safety committee Thursday and will get a final vote before the full council this month. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens 18 and older the right to vote, but scholars have said it doesn't prevent a state, or in this case, the nation's capital, from setting a lower age.
Council member Charles Allen says his bill will "enfranchise the District's young people and bring their voices into the political process."
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It needs to be raised to 35.
States’ Right to set voting age under 18.
I know some very smart 4 year olds ...
and my cat is a lot smarter than many 16 year olds.
I know, DC is trying to set a precedent I guess.
I would be willing to go down to 13 years old, but you’d have to pass a civics test prior to that, and pass a 100-question test. That might disqualify most folks for the rest of their life.
Oops...typo on that headline. Obviously COULD, not dould. ugh.
DC is not a state....
Democrat brainstorming session
liberal 1: Adults aren’t buying our BS any more
liberal 2: Maybe we should consider new ideas
liberal 3: We need to let kids vote
The adolescent brain is different,not fully mature,and they should NOT be allowed to vote even if they COULD pass a civics test.
“DC is not a state”
The Constitution applies to D.C.
Well, then they should have two Senators also, correct?
I believe there are more than enough senators in DC already. ;>)
When I was 16 I was smart enough to know how to vote,but not smart enough to know who to vote for. I had too many ideas that just weren’t correct & I can see it now. Nowadays, with all the influences the young kids are getting in schools,I sure don’t want 16 yr. old kids voting. Actually, increasing the voting age would make more sense.
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