Tuesday, 22 November 2022

#MakeIt16 is not about political principle; it's about political self-interest

"There is a curious cultural disjunction between those who want younger teenagers to vote, and demand they be given 'a voice' for their often ill-informed, inconsistent views (and they have no monopoly on that), but also think they need 'protection' from the consequences of their actions....
    "So let's not pretend this is about young people having a 'stake in their future' because the politicians eager for their votes don't think young people can make competent decisions ... [I]t's just a call for 'more votes for my side'..."

          ~ Liberty Scott, from his post 'Voting age is about power'

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