VOTING AT 16 YEARS OF AGE

Three members of the Washington D.C. City council have proposed that the legal voting age in the district be lowered from 18 to 16 for both local and national elections. Citing the recent 38 percent voter turnout, the bill is meant to boost civic involvement.

Since the new group of voters has an unemployment rate higher than the national average, taking time off work to go to the polls poses no problem. Many will not be in school on voting day either. The drop out rate for district schools is 44%. Of those who remain in school long enough to be tested, 39% might be commended for proficiency in reading and 36% have mastered an average grade in mathematics.

Thus, some of the new voters could possibly read the ballot and some might be able to recognize the economic impact of the local and national initiatives. The District of Columbia historically votes Democrat and has recently decriminalized the use of marijuana by adults. Soon, sixteen could be declared the age of majority if it becomes the legal voting age.

This is perfect! After all, it is the highly intelligent, knowledgeable and discerning parents of these young citizens who elected a crack smoking Democrat mayor not just once, not twice, but four times before he was sent to federal prison. Upon his release, he was voted onto the D.C. council and then elected mayor once again.

Democrats will do anything…anything…to wrest and maintain political control, grab your money and restrict your rights and privileges.  Each passing day brings the country further down as the Democrat party becomes more and more socialist.  At this rate, twenty years from now Americans may be happy to own a 1985 Chevette held together with duct tape and bailing wire.  They may pay homage to the dictator for allowing them to toil for a pittance.

We’ll just have to wait and see if the reduction in legal voting age helps or hurts the crime rate, the academic proficiency or raises more jobs.

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