So one of the Progressive Freshmen of Congress said something today that was neither antisemitic our outright communist, but it was equally stupid, so I thought I’d mention it.
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.
The Massachusetts Democrat made the proposal as her first amendment since winning election last year.
Pressley said young people across the country are taking the lead on key issues from gun violence to climate change. She said that under her amendment people as young as 16 could vote to elect members of Congress and the president.
Pressley offered the proposal as an amendment to a Democratic-backed bill aimed in part at expanding voting rights.
So the Democrats want to amend the Constitution to allow 16 year olds to vote.
They can’t buy guns, serve in the military, sign a legal contract, but sure, let them vote.
Let the Democrats put this out there.
Here is the text I want Republicans to submit. Hell, I’ll run on this text.
Section 1. 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.
Section 2: The right of citizens to vote shall be limited to only those citizens age sixteen or older who have paid a net positive income tax in the two years prior to an election. Any citizen who receives a total tax return, reimbursement, cash benefit, or remittance greater than the total amount of taxes paid, or has paid no taxes in the previous two years forfeits the right to vote in a Federal election. This does not include monies received from Social Security, military retirement, or military disability payments.
Section 3: Citizens who are married and filing jointly each have the right to vote if the joint Federal income tax payment is a net positive value as per Section 2 of this Amendment.
Section 4: Citizens and the spouses filing jointly of citizens currently on active duty with any branch of the United States military, the United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, are not subject to the restrictions in Sections 2 or 3 of this Amendment.
Section 3. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
I’d rather a 16 year old with a job who payed income tax vote than some 22 year old layabout who demands the socialists pay for his gender studies degree.