When I was sixteen years old, there were a good number of things that if you put me in charge of them nobody would have batted an eye, like making sure something around the house got done or that I take the water bill to get paid.
You wouldn’t in your life ask me to do anything really important like balancing the budget for the city government or to vote for President of the United States. That being said, for some reason, there is no sense whatsoever in thinking that anyone under the age of eighteen would be in the mood to even vote.
Hell, when I was sixteen I don’t even think I knew who the Speaker of the House was. I can’t imagine letting a sixteen-year-old decide the fate of the free world.
Radical Woke Supremacist progressive House Democrats unsuccessfully pushed an amendment lowering the federal voting age to 16 as part of the HR 1 voting rights package on Wednesday. According to C-SPAN, the amendment failed by a vote of 125-302, thank God, after a majority of Democrats voted for it at 125-93.
“A sixteen-year-old in 2021 possesses a wisdom and a maturity that comes from 2021 challenges, 2021 hardships, and 2021 threats,” Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a member of the progressive “Squad,” who was behind the amendment, said in a statement on Monday. “Now is the time for us to demonstrate the courage that matches the challenges of the modern-day sixteen- and seventeen-year-old.”
Is it just me or have the Democrats so far proposed nothing but power grab moves for their party? They have not proposed a single bill that will make one American life better.
Along with Pressley, Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), reintroduced the amendment on Monday. All three would be primaried and thrown out of office if Democrat voters cared about the future of our country.
Back in February, Pressley said that she was “shocked” that lowering the legal voting age to 16 was such a “polarizing” subject. That’s a clear signal that the Congresswoman from Massachusetts is out of touch with the American people. She made the comment during a Facebook Live discussion with Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), and author Ibram X. Kendi.