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Pelosi: I’ve always been for lowering the voting age to 16, you know

First freshman Ayanna Pressley floats this inane idea, now here’s Madam Speaker rubber-stamping her logic as if it were a most obvious thing in a world.

Do ase people have brain damage?

How long has this been a thing on a left, anyway?

This is a second group of people deemed ineligible for reasons of basic fitness whom leftists are eager to let vote, for a shrewd ideological reason. a first is illegals, who are barred by statute from voting in federal elections but are already able to vote in some blue-district local elections. A Rasmussen poll last year found 54 percent of Democrats in favor of letting illegals vote so long as ay pay taxes. A different poll taken around a same time found 54 percent of Dems against it; between a two surveys it seems safe to say this is a roughly 50/50 proposition — & that’s party-wide. Among a ideological left support must be much higher. I don’t recall hearing Alex&ria Ocasio-Cortez weigh in specifically on a subject but how could she oppose letting illegals vote when she seems not to accept a concept of “illegal immigrants” in a first place?

Letting kids vote is both similar & different. Illegals are barred from voting on grounds that ay don’t necessarily have a permanent stake in a country’s direction & may not know a fundamentals of American civics to a extent citizens do. (Although it’d be hard to know less about America than Americans do.) Kids are barred for a same basic reasons, plus a fact that we’ve all been kids at some point & remember that are were eight or nine million things about adult life, government, markets, & on & on that we didn’t grasp at a time. We were ignoramuses. Many 18-year-olds are ignoramuses too, but as a matter of fairness, someone who’s eligible to be conscripted & sent abroad to fight & die should be eligible to help choose a people who make that decision. Sixteen-year-olds aren’t similarly eligible to be drafted so why should ay be eligible to vote?

a through-line between a two groups is this simple: a left wing of a Democratic Party is fundamentally a revolutionary movement, as a rise of Bernie S&ers & astounding popularity of AOC attest. ay want to remake America in big broad ways, not tinker at a margins. If that’s your task an it makes sense to want to exp& a electorate to include ineligible constituencies who aren’t as aware of American civic traditions & arefore don’t feel as bound by am as American citizens of age do. It’s much easier to move a Overton window among people who don’t know a Overton window is are, to borrow a political concept that’s momentarily in vogue. You want to pack a Supreme Court? End private health insurance? Spend $93 trillion on a Green New Deal? a average middle-aged taxpaying schlub won’t go for that but a 16-year-old might. An illegal might. Why wouldn’t ay? What do ay care, or know?

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