In another ploy to pad the democrat vote, a George Soros-funded foundation is sponsoring an effort to lower the voting age to 17.
What possible reason would there be to give a seventeen year old the right to vote? Isn’t a 17 year old still a dependent living in his/her parent’s house? Most 17 year olds have been sheltered from real-world experiences such as trying to find a job, working to make ends meet, paying for housing, healthcare, etc. They don’t have enough life experience to make a determination on the best choice for President. Realistically – neither does an 18 year old. Oh, but wait – they might vote democrat, so let’s go with it. Hey Dems…transparent much?
If anything, the voting age should be raised, and voter identification should be required.
The Washington Times reports – Stung by recent election defeats, Democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire George Soros.
In California, Democratic legislators introduced this week a landmark bill, ACA 10, that would give the Golden State the nation’s youngest statewide voting age by lowering the threshold from 18 to 17 in the name of reversing the slide in voter turnout.
“Young people are our future,” said Democratic Assembly member Evan Low, the measure’s sponsor. “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting.”
The proposal comes as the most ambitious of a host of efforts to chip away at the 18-year-old voting age as Democrats seek to bring into the fold younger voters, who traditionally support more liberal causes and candidates than do their elders.
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