At her weekly press conference Thursday, Nancy Pelosi announced her support for lowering the national voting age to 16.
Hallelujah! Imagine all the brilliant decisions that’ll be made by people whose primary concerns are getting to use the car, popping a whitehead, and postin’ sick vids to the ‘Gram.
Finally, the rudder of America’ll be in expert hands.
Here’s Nancy, in response to a question by The Daily Caller:
“I myself, personally — I’m not speaking for my caucus — I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16. I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government to be able to vote.”
Capture them? I’m triggered.
Furthermore, they should be able to vote “when” they’re learning about government? How about after they’ve learned. About the world that government affects?
That ain’t her view.
“[M]y view is that I would welcome it, but I’ve been in that position for a long time.”
Last week, Dems pushed bill H.R. 1, otherwise known as the For the People Act, which would overhaul election and campaign finance laws. Among other things, it set out to restore voting rights for convicted felons.
Side Note: Generally, if ever a bill is named something suggesting it’s helping “the people,” NO is the appropriate vote.
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— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
If I was a politician, I’d never endorse lowering the age to 16. I’d assume any such move would loudly blare an unambiguous message: “I’m the clear choice of morons.”
16 would surely broaden her constituency. And, by 1000, multiply my previous contention.
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