Words have meaning “House Democrats introduce measure to lower voting age to 16”
Hmmm, so not a bill. Just a measure.
The bill, House Resolution 16, would establish that “the right of citizens of the United States, who are sixteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”
So which is it? Is it a “bill” or is it a “resolution”? This doesn’t make any sense.
The policy would repeal the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the national voting age as 18.
What? This policy would repeal an amendment to the Constitution? Did they miss every Schoolhouse Rock episode?
Pelosi, of course, supports lowering the voting age to 16 so this isn’t just random new representative submitting this thin.
“I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this when they’re learning about government to be able to vote,” she told the Daily Caller in 2019.
Yep, it is important to capture kids that are still in the whine for mommy or daddy to give them things. For kids that still haven’t figured out what to do with their lives to vote.
But remember, 18 is to young to buy a pistol because they aren’t mature enough.
So that’s the end of the hyperbole. The article was written by somebody that didn’t actually pay attention to what was said and is trying to get an emotional response.
What was done was a “Joint Resolution” was introduced in the House of Representatives calling for an amendment to the constitution of the United States. It is short, unusually so:
- The twenty-sixth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
- The right of citizens of the United States, who are sixteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
- The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
The resolution clearly states that for this to happen the amendment needs to be ratified by 3/4 of the states before it becomes valid.
This is just pandering to the Democrat base. It is not really going anywhere. It is a good sound bite and nothing more.
H/T to Dive Medic