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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.

Read Dennis Prager’s assessment.