The View From 1776
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Folly of Youth
One of the most idiotic arguments ever made is the rationalization that 18-year-olds, because they are old enough to follow orders at the lowest levels of the military, are ipso facto endowed with sufficient wisdom to select political leaders who will be in a position to determine the fate of the world.
Voting ages should be raised significantly, and infantile Americans, most especially the about-to-retire Baby Boomers, should awaken to the essentiality of experience and the ability to learn from it.
There is no magic of large numbers in a voting populace. Large numbers can’t cancel lack of knowledge and understanding, neither of which is obtainable through the one-sided propaganda that is laughably called news in the mainstream liberal-progressive media.