Democrat Wants Voting Age Lowered to 16

A Massachusetts Congresswoman wants to lower the federal voting age to 16 under the assumption that the Democrats will get more left-wing voters to the polls.

It is well known that ill-informed kids are apt to vote for Democrats who promise everything for FREEEE. Kids don’t know anything about much of anything, but they know their feeelz. That is what this Democrat is counting on by adding millions more kids to the voting rolls.

Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced an amendment to the House election reform bill that would lower the voting age to 16, according to The Hill.

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“I am honored & excited to be introducing my very 1st amendment on the House floor, an amendment to #HR1, the #ForthePeopleAct,” Pressley said on Twitter. “My amendment will lower the voting age from 18 to 16, allowing our youth to have a seat at the table of democracy.”

She continued:

“Across this nation, young people are leading the way — from gun violence, to climate change, to the future of work — they are organizing, mobilizing, and calling us to action,” Pressley said in a statement.

The amendment would “permit an individual to register to vote or vote in an election for Federal office held in the State on the grounds of the individual’s age if the individual will be at least 16 years of age on the date of the election.”

Fortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the bill is a dead issue in the upper chamber.

There is a reason that the founders originally only wanted land owners to vote. People who owned property and paid taxes had a vested interest in the system. Kids have no such vested interest. Thy get everything for free from their parents. They have no concept of work, or value, or policy.

Indeed, the voting age should be the opposite of lowered. It should be raised to 21 unless you are in the military. Period.

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