Skip to comments.Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16
Posted on 03/04/2018 9:25:53 AM PST by Trump20162020
The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of thoughtful, eloquent protest.
Unfortunately, when it comes to electing lawmakers whose decisions about gun control and other issues affect their lives, these high schoolers lack any real power. This needs to change: The federal voting age in the United States should be lowered from 18 to 16.
Skeptics will no doubt raise questions about the competence of 16-year-olds to make informed choices in the voting booth. Arent young people notoriously impulsive and hotheaded, their brains not fully developed enough to make good judgments?
Yes and no. When considering the intellectual capacity of teenagers, it is important to distinguish between what psychologists call cold and hot cognition.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
So let me get this straight: Lower voting age to 16 because kids are so smart and mature, raise gun purchase age to 21 because kids are stupid and immature?
16? It should be at least 30.
Well then we should allow them to own guns. If they have the maturity to vote then they have the maturity to won guns. Such a ridiculous argument being put forth.
Kids are so dumb and gullible today....nothing more than sheep.
Well then we should allow them to own guns. If they have the maturity to vote then they have the maturity to own guns. Such a ridiculous argument being put forth.
RAISE the voting age, please.
Young people today are grievously slow to mature. They even have a term for forcing themselves to take care of themselves. They call it “adulating”
Raise it to 35. No single women, non-homeowners allowed to vote AT ALL!
16 yrs. Yep, right smack dab in the middle of their high school leftist indoctrination.
They want to move the needle towards more Democratic voters, whether they come from prisons, drug clinics, third world shitholes, nuthouses or nurseries. The tally is the only issue they care about.
The insane liberal mindset. Anything to get MORE votes from the ignorant and the stupid.
Actually, they've proven it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
And outlaw Tide pods because the idiots don't know that eating detergent on a bet is bad.
Also force their parents to cover them on medical insurance until age 26because...., well just because.
Raise the voting age to 21.
The New York Times is full of crap.
The Parkland punks are too clueless to even tie their shoes, much less vote.
Exactly. That’s liberal “logic”
Why The New York Times Should Be Torn Down /s
If they are old enough to vote then they are old enough to:
“Big Bird” for President.
The dumbest people on the planet are teens who think they know everything.
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