D.C. Suburb Considering Allowing Illegals and 16-Year-Olds to Vote
A Washington, D.C. suburb is considering legislation unanimously passed by a subcommittee that would not only allow illegal aliens to vote, but would also allow anyone 16 years of age to cast ballots. https://dcist.com/story/23/01/09/md-voting-age-16/
Is this being promoted as some kind of enlightened policy, or is it just a vote-seeking power grab by Democrats?
There was logic in changing the voting age to 18 in 1971 with the 26th Amendment — the argument being that those individuals can be drafted to fight in a war. But, at 16, young people are considered not yet mature enough to live on their own or enter into contracts.
Let’s be real. This is being done for one reason: those who will get the franchise are likely to vote overwhelmingly Democratic. A political party’s short-term interests should not override the welfare of the nation as a whole.