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NextImg:Dems Push For The Kiddie Vote, Again

The Democrats have created a new reason to allow 16-year-old children to vote. If these young people can have gender reassignment, then they must be mature enough to vote. With that warped logic, why stop at 16? Let’s go for it all and shoot for any school-age child. Sound foolish, not in the WOKE world of Democrats. They claim they are doing this to expand Democracy, but we know this is a power grab for votes.

Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) reintroduced the bill, with the support of Adam Schiff and Sandy Cortez, to lower the voting age to 16, claiming that 16 and 17-year-olds are legally able to work, drive, and pay federal taxes and should therefore have the right to vote. This is hollow logic. I harken back to my high school years when the drinking age was lowered to 18. The reasoning at the time was if an 18-year-old could fight in Vietnam, then they should be able to drink alcohol. This was a disastrous and deadly decision as teenage DUI and traffic deaths escalated, and the legal drinking age was returned to 21. Just because someone of a certain age can do something legally does not correlate to a universal right to do everything.

Democrats used to rely on the support of particular groups of people such as the Jewish, Black, and Brown. Remember Joe Biden’s famous line from the 2020 election, “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” In recent elections, they have seen the votes from these blocks moving over to the Republicans as these folks realize the loyalty for their votes was not very strong.

Democrats must expand their voting base to guarantee their future political careers, and going after the teen vote makes sense. If high school kids are already indoctrinated to believe Socialism is the correct path for our future, then these children can be programmed to vote for Democrat candidates. The Democrats will not have to work for these votes. They can let the education system do the work for them.

High school students are not socially aware enough to make political decisions, but recent studies show that holds true for most Democrats. In a recent poll, 54% of Democrats had little or no knowledge of current news events, which can be attributed to mainstream media’s lack of coverage of many events. An example is the Hunter Biden fiasco, where the major networks, CNN and MSNBC, gave it nearly zero coverage.

This attempt to lower the voting age has no chance of becoming law as long as the Republicans hold onto one of the chambers of Congress. But rest assured that should the Democrats regain the House, and hold the Senate and the Oval Office, this will be one of their hottest priorities, along with statehood for Washington, DC. Maybe instead of patronizing this age group for their votes, Democrats should urge the teacher’s union to educate them and get their academic scores back up to pre-Covid levels. That would be a more challenging task, but more beneficial for these young people and the country.

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