Saturday, April 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. To Lower Voting Age?

                When Students for Life of America surveyed young scholars attending the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on their attitudes towards abortion, one of them stated—on camera—that he supported killing children up to two-years-old. He “reasoned” that if children cannot communicate, they are unable to feel pain, and it is therefore acceptable to kill them. Further, he defines communication as including the ability to “take care of themselves or hold an intellectual conversation.”
                Hell, if that were the bar for taking someone’s life, we’d be able to abort Hillary Clinton and the vast majority of those in Congress.
                He went on to assert that until a child is old enough to verbally express that they are able to feel pain, it is useless to assume otherwise. That seems logical. What about those who are mute? And I doubt he believes we should be free to torture or kill our pets if they can’t look at us and say, “Dammit, Bob, you are causing me excessive pain!” or, “Bill, I believe this is killing me!” He should be extremely nervous if he thinks the ability to “hold an intellectual conversation” is the key to being allowed to survive!
                By contrast, the city of Washington, D.C., is considering lowering the voting age to 16 for both local and federal elections. The legislation was introduced recently by council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who said he was inspired by the high school students that came to the nation’s capital to protest at the March for Our Lives. Proponents of the measure claim they have the support of seven of the 13 D.C. Council Members.
                Democrats, of course, would love to see the voting age around the country lowered, as that would give them an enormous advantage. Ironically, they receive the overwhelming majority of the votes of those unable to take care of themselves or hold an intellectual conversation. Bernie would be a lock for 2020 if enough states or municipalities would follow D.C.’s lead. Just to make sure, academics would certainly push all-out indoctrination of students up from college to high school and middle school.
                The left is getting more and more militant in pushing, protecting, and expanding abortion as progressives become ever more “serious” about lowering voting ages. Where will these two trends meet?
   Maybe the two cosmopolitan camps will settle on allowing the aborting of kids up to ten-years-of-age, at which time they will be eligible to vote.

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