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Democrats Push to Lower Voting Age to 16

'We don't apply a maturity index to the right to vote for any other age...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) In America, the list of ineligible voters who are allowed—even encouraged—to cast ballots is long, and growing longer.

It includes dead people, illegal immigrants and millions of people who refuse to meet the basic eligibility requirements mandated by states in order to maintain election integrity.

Now, in the name of our “democracy,” Democrats are attempting to push the voting age down to 16, Just the News reported.

Notably, the Boston City Council recently chose to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in all municipal elections at the behest of political activists.

The council sent a petition to the Massachusetts state legislature, where the state house will determine whether or not the measure will be permitted.

Advocates for allowing adolescents to determine the direction of our cities and nations argued that, since some 16 year olds are more mature than some 18 year olds, the measure should be passed.

“We don’t apply a maturity index to the right to vote for any other age,” City Councilor Kenzie Bok said. “Having the opportunity to vote is what gives our 16- and 17-year-olds a chance to engage meaningfully.”

City Councilor Julia Mejia, who cosponsored the petition, noted that young people have been denied representation for too long.

“Young people are working, paying taxes,” he said. “When it comes to making a decision as to who’s going to represent them, that has been denied to them.”

He added that, since children are often turned into political activists at school, they are actually more qualified than their parents.

“Oftentimes it’s young people who are educating their parents and their uncles and aunts and older folks about who’s running for office and why they should vote,” he continued.

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