November 2, 2019

You are 16, going on 17

I read an opinion piece somewhere this morning arguing we should lower the voting age, citing the angry Greta Thornburg and Parkland kids as evidence. Of course the author agrees with those kids' politics. For me, Winston Churchill's quip about liberalism and the young comes to mind.

If we are going to let 16 year olds vote, then we should let them buy booze.

We should allow them to marry.

We should allow them to serve in the military.

But Joe, you say, they are just kids.

Exactly.


2 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

We should kick them out of the house and not get CPS called on us.

Practical Parsimony said...

Joe, Agreed. The young only see black and white. They have not yet developed the skill of seeing the whole picture.

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