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Last Best Hope for the Dems

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published March 22, 2019

Last Best Hope for the Dems
Find the most ill informed, ill-educated, naive, easily led, and self-absorbed feelings-based people and register them to vote.

Find people who will believe that they will get free stuff from the government at absolutely no cost or obligation to them personally and bring them into the Democrat party.

That is the mission of today's Democrats. They know they can't win elections based on logic, truth, historic facts, and honest debate anymore. They must rely on people whose brains have not yet been fully formed or simply have limited intelligence.

How else to explain the little reported quote from Nancy Pelosi on March 14th at her weekly press conference that she personally would support a bill lowering the national voting age to 16. Her answer to the question posed by a reporter about the subject speaks volumes.

"I myself, personally, I'm not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said. "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."

In other words, when they're young, impressionable and have already had the foundations of leftist orthodoxy drummed into them throughout grammar school and middle school.

"Some of the priorities in this bill are about transparency and openness and accessibility, and the rest," she continued. "That's a subject of debate but my view is that I would welcome it, but I've been in that position for a long time." Yeah, I'm sure she has. She wants to catch them before they actually learn how to reason and think for themselves.

The idea to lower the voting age came up for debate in the House as part of a Democratic bill called "For The People Act," that would overhaul U.S. election and campaign finance laws.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the amendment, fortunately it failed 126-305. But if you think the Dems won't keep trying to get this thing through, you don't know how desperate they are.

Since 2013, thirteen states have proposed bills to lower the voting age. Some of the proposals are strictly for school board elections while others are for state elections.

This latest attempt to lower the voting age on a national level was voted on March 8th when a majority of House Democrats supported bringing the federal voting age down to 16 from 18.

A load of high-profile DemocratsÊvoted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Ted Lieu, Hawaii Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. In other words, all the usual suspects.

Rep. Pressley, when introducing the bill said, "Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises. The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote."

Why stop at the age of 16? If it's so important for "our young people" to have "the opportunity to vote" then why not let them vote at the age of 12 or 10?

The younger the better. Doesn't a 12 year old have as much civil rights as a 16 year old? Shouldn't their voices be heard?

Isn't it time to recognize the equality of children in this society? Haven't they been treated as second-class citizens for far too long?

Democrats are fine with the influx of illegal aliens because they know that those illegals will ultimately vote Democratic. That's why so many Democratic states and cities push for illegals to vote. San Francisco has already allowed illegals to vote in school board elections, but that's only the beginning.

This practice will spread into all aspects of voting before long and if it isn't stopped it will stretch across the country.

Allowing ex-cons to vote is another way Dems believe they can secure more voters. Whether or not ex-convicts tend to be liberal voters is not known for sure, but the Dems think this is probably the case and is why they have pushed for it.

The lowering of the federal voting age is yet another way for Democrats to increase their numbers. For several generations now the public school system in our country has promoted progressive ideology in school. By the time a child is 16 he or she has been exposed to ten years of this formal indoctrination.

Also, it's no secret that in general (there are exceptions, of course) young people tend not to think through complicated issues as thoroughly as an older, more serious adult would.

Teenagers are persuaded by catchy slogans and easy fixes. The vacuous phrase "Make love, not war," was the popular (and ignorant) answer to Vietnam for millions in my generation. And teenagers tend to look up to and want to emulate pop celebrities, who are almost always on the left.

For years Dems have trolled the graveyards, haunted skid row, and paid off willing dupes in order to build up their voter registrations. In recent years they focused on illegals and ex-cons.

Now they've discovered the best source yet for keeping the country going in their direction: the immature, undeveloped minds of our children.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.