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“What This Country Needs Is A Movement To Lower The Voting Age To 10. Hear Me Out.”

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Posted on August 6 2010 9:00 pm
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Liberals have such a childlike mentality that they can’t even see the problem with letting children vote. Think I’m kidding? Then read this piece by Matt Miller in the Washington Post,

What this country needs is a movement to lower the voting age to 10. Hear me out.

Wherever you look, from debt to schools to climate to pensions, the distinctive feature of American public life today is a shocking disregard for the future. Yes, politicians blather on about “our children and grandchildren” all the time — but when it comes to what they actually do, the future doesn’t have a vote. If you want to change people’s behavior, you need to change their incentives. It’s time to give politicians a reason not simply to praise children, but also to pander to them.

About 125 million Americans voted in the 2008 presidential election. There are about 35 million Americans ages 10 to 17. Giving them the vote would transform our political conversation. It would introduce the voice we’re sorely missing — a call to stewardship, of governing for the long run, via the kind of simple, “childlike” questions that never get asked today.

Even by the standards of modern liberalism, which is a suicidally stupid ideology that would literally destroy this country if there were no conservatives around to stop them, this is a moronic idea. Children are as a general rule ignorant, uneducated, uninterested in politics, and naive about how the world works.

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