When all else fails … lower the voting age? That’s one of the latest rallying cries coming from the regressive left and don’t expect it die down any time soon.
The horrific high school massacre in Parkland, Florida has given the liberal argument that the voting age should be lowered a new push. As CNN and MSNBC have been busy politicizing the tragedy and using victims of the shooting to trash the Second Amendment and the NRA, many liberals are seeing wins at the voting booths if only voters could be younger than 18.
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe helped lead the charge on Twitter where he suggested that 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote since they have “far better BS detectors.”
Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than “adults” 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16? Just a pipe dream, I know, but . . . #Children’sCrusade?
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 19, 2018
Speaking of “BS detectors”…
A quick scan of Tribe’s Twitter timeline shows a deep disdain for President Trump. He lauds the sickening media stunts that are exploiting the Parkland kids in a time of tragedy and is hopeful America’s children will soon be running the country in terms of voting power.
Never mind that teens are notorious for making bad decisions and are heavily influenced by peers, pop culture and worse.
If you disagree with Tribe, you’re making the same argument as those who supported slavery (Democrats) in the 1800’s according to the wise professor.
Don’t laugh it off, as it could be more than just a “pipe dream” if it continues. Jason Kander, a former Army Captain and the self-proclaimed “first millennial to be elected to statewide office” runs an activist organization called “Let America Vote” and supports the idea.
CNN, a networks that has been shamelessly exploiting Parkland victims in the name of a political agenda was all of over the idea, of course:
There are plenty of people who agree:
I like your thinking!
— Michael Price Nelson (@mprice_nelson) February 20, 2018
Why stop at 16? Why not 14? Why not even lower? One person one vote. We don’t take away a person’s right to vote when they get too old. We shouldn’t take it away when they are too young. If children could vote, they would be treated better by elec officials
— Shmuel Herzfeld (@RabbiHerzfeld) February 19, 2018
As the dream of lowering (or even eliminating) the voting age swept through the left, there were some cooler heads on high alert:
— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) February 19, 2018
Also 16 year-olds: “I wonder if that laundry detergent tastes any good?” https://t.co/DpYDl1oijG
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 19, 2018
Society doesn’t think they are responsible enough to drink until they are 21. The Dem party doesn’t think they can be responsible for their health insurance until they are 26. But you think they should vote at 16?
The logic just isn’t there, Sir. https://t.co/g5kKwbosyz
— Persnickety (@Dawnsfire) February 19, 2018
Logic? Who needs logic when you’re living in liberal-land?
From another intellectually and emotionally stunted “professor” who makes a living brow beating children into submission, all the while avoiding adults. By adding more children to his “cult”, he can control more undeveloped robotic voters. Idiot. https://t.co/cwy3Lb5OCs
— Mike🇺🇸 (@mikeandersonsr) February 20, 2018
Teens between 14 and 18 are eating Tide pods and licking toilets. https://t.co/C4Z6d8FkeZ
— Lizzy Lou Who❄ (@_wintergirl93) February 19, 2018
This is an absolutely terrible idea.
If anything the voting age should be increased to 25 which is when the brain finishes developing. https://t.co/ehZOGOyI45
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 19, 2018
You want someone who has never filed taxes, paid any type of insurance, no real work experience, never served in the military, no experience with anything to have the same voice as those who have? Nah homie https://t.co/3l6yDaO2tW
— Grinch Moffor 🇨🇲 (@Kowenmoffor) February 20, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, the Left’s new push to turn our constitutional republic into a juvenilocracy. https://t.co/wymoOGEeBM
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 19, 2018
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