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Should Minors Have the Right to Vote?

Should Minors Have the Right to Vote?

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The left’s latest attack on traditional American values comes in the form of granting voting rights to minors. Newark City Council in New Jersey has unanimously voted to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board elections. Council President LaMonica McIver, who sponsored the measure, claims that these minors deserve representation.

The reasoning behind this decision is that these teenagers can take on responsibilities like driving, paying taxes, and working. But are they truly mature enough to make decisions that will affect their communities? Councilman Lawrence Crump seems to think so, stating that minors today are “much more mature, much more advanced” than in the past.

This move sets a dangerous precedent, as Councilman Dupre Kelly suggests that granting voting rights in school board elections is just the beginning. Councilwoman Louise Scott-Rountree even goes as far as to say that it’s Biblical to afford voting rights to minors.

Councilman Carlos Gonzalez, however, expresses concern about the slippery slope of lowering the voting age further. He questions whether these minors have the financial wisdom to handle the responsibility of a billion-dollar budget.

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The push for minor voting rights is credited to two young activists, Anjali Krishnamurti and Yenjay Hu, who co-founded Vote16NJ, a state spinoff of a national campaign, Vote16USA. This organization is a project of Generation Citizen, a progressive New York-based nonprofit with top funders including the Ford Foundation, Bezos Family Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

It’s clear that the left is determined to reshape American democracy by giving minors the right to vote. We must stand vigilant against this erosion of our traditional values and ensure that the future of our nation remains in the hands of responsible, mature citizens.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Tarheel

    January 18, 2024 at 7:35 am

    Councilman Dupre Kelly and Louise Scott round tree have not been paying attention. This generation of kids is without a doubt the most entitled and without any sense of responsibility. 100 yrs. Ago kids 12 and under had to share in the work as well as help feed the family and certainly had a very well grounded sense of responsibility. This would be like turning a kid loose in a candy store with a credit card.

  2. Lei

    January 18, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    These adults admit they are not very bright. Even people in their early 20’s are not responsible.
    This is an exercise in futility!
    These children are still living off their parents!!!!!!

  3. Rob Schuler

    January 19, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    No, they have neither world knowledge nor common sense as a rule. They can’t make world decisions on computer games. They can’t own firearms, drink, or hold office, there is a reason why many fast-food places need workers, most of them don’t want to work. Cmon people, most of them will just pick who their parents do.
    What are the people backing this thinking oh wait the same as the youngsters. Not very well thought out, but only my opinion. What next having them hold office/ I would be too emotional for that. They are even more so.

  4. Old Man

    January 23, 2024 at 10:05 am

    100% NO votes. Thank God!

  5. efred

    January 24, 2024 at 8:02 am

    They cannot be trusted to take a Motrin or some other medication, without adult supervision; are not allowed to buy a gun; not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages, etc.; but must be allowed to decide on local, state, national policies?

  6. Preston

    January 24, 2024 at 10:08 am

    Most children,minors don’t have the needed knowledge to vote for policies that affect hundreds of people. Especially now days where their parents have coddled them. Schools have brainwashed them with CRT/DEI and LGBQT ideology. No idea about our Constitutional freedoms and what they mean. They feel entitled and expect to be taken care of. Most don’t have any idea of a good work ethic. No way should they vote.

  7. Jerry C.

    January 24, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Maybe we should RAISE the voting age…

    • Dan

      January 26, 2024 at 5:13 pm

      Raising the voting age just may help; it certainly couldn’t hurt. While we’re at it, why don’t we send all foreign students, who support terrorism, back to their home countries, & cancel their visas…PERMENENTLY !

  8. tommy whatley

    January 25, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    Until approximately 26 years of age, a person’s brain is doing a lot of growing and maturing. The best thing for society, is to raise the age to vote up to at least 25. I’m sure anyone under 25 will disagree, but older people, with a good sense of what’s accurate, would agree that most young people do not have an adult understanding of life and its responsibilities.

  9. Don

    January 30, 2024 at 8:26 am

    The voting age requirement should have been lowered during the V-Nam era.
    the voting should be raised back to 21; or, 26, especillay is the person is a full-time student.

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