Go home liberals, you’re drunk. Following the school shooting in Florida, there have been many pieces of insanity to spew forth from the liberal hive-mind including raising the age for buying a long gun to 21. Now, they want to go the other way with voting to lower the voting age to 16. Whatever problems we have in this country aren’t because of a lack of laws or age of consent: they are because some people refuse to follow the law and that includes mass shooters.
The Grand Poobah of liberalism sent out a memo to help liberals know what they are allowed to think. Here’s liberal law professor Laurence Tribe:
Teens between 14 and 18 have far better BS detectors, on average, than “adults” 18 and older. Wouldn’t it be great if the voting age were lowered to 16? Just a pipe dream, I know, but . . . #Children’sCrusade?
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 19, 2018
And Obama’s former speechwriter John Lovett:
Lower the voting age to 16.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) February 22, 2018
Plus “real news” CNN: Parkland students show why 16-year-olds should be able to vote
The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can’t even vote yet.
That’s not Irony.
And whoever the hell this is: Let Teenagers Vote
If they can organize marches, lobby legislators and support candidates, why not?
Teenagers can already vote. 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds are still teenagers.
Let’s see if I have this straight: 18-year-olds are too immature to own a firearm, but 16-year-olds are mature enough to vote? Or: 12-year-olds are mature enough to get abortions, but 20-year-olds lack the maturity required to drink a beer? This is all very confusing.
Actually, I will tell you what is going on here: normal people with jobs will not vote for democrats so they want to open up a new bloc of voters and they think dumb kids will do the trick. They want amnesty for illegal aliens because they know those criminals will become Democratic Party voters but it’s not enough so they want “woke” teenagers at the ballot box as well.
Would liberals be calling to let 16-year-olds vote if those teenagers supported the 2nd Amendment? Absolutely not. With the Parkland students, liberals have found some kids who agree with their unconstitutional anti-gun agenda so they want them casting votes ASAP.
Even former president Barack Obama looks like he’s backing this push to lower the voting age.
Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We’ve been waiting for you. And we’ve got your backs.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 22, 2018
Question: why didn’t Obama lower the voting age when he was president and both chambers of Congress were in control of the democrats? Better question: why didn’t the democrats pass gun control legislation when they had total power to do so? It’s almost like democrats are full of shit or something.
All of this is as knee-jerky as it gets. The Florida school shooter was 19-years-old and was legally allowed to purchase the rifle he used, but this was an isolated incident. Based on something that happened one time and is by no means a trend or a problem, liberals want to raise the age for guns and lower the voting age.