Chip McLean
George Soros funding efforts to lower voting age to help Democrats
FacebookTwitterGoogle+
By Chip McLean
March 11, 2017


Evidently engaging in sedition by paying for-hire rioters doesn't occupy enough of George Soros' time, so he stays engaged in a whole host of globalist "let's erase American sovereignty" activity. Now the Washington Times is reporting that Soros is funding groups who are pushing for lowering the voting age to 17.

For a very long time, voting was restricted – wisely – to those who had attained the age of 21. We also restricted voting to those who were American citizens and who weren't taking dirt naps but Democrats and people like Soros have been finding all sorts of ways to get around those requirements as evidenced by the ever increasing voter fraud in Democrat controlled precincts...but I digress.

The voting age was lowered to 18 some years back as a response to the Viet Nam war era draft. While there may be some logic to "if you're old enough to die for your country, you're old enough to vote," it also is a fact that we no longer have a draft – therefore the original impetus for lowering the voting age no longer exists.

The fact is that people don't generally mature until well into their 20s. The founders recognized this fact, hence the voting age minimum of 21. Eighteen is indeed a stretch, but here we have Soros and Democrats trying to lower the bar to 17.

Does anyone think that the average 17 year old has the maturity, wisdom or a command of basic civics and issues to be a responsible voter?

There are even some groups pushing for 16!

Obviously Soros and the Democrats are pushing for this to increase their share of the electorate, as the Dems have been losing on just about every front you can think of in terms of governorships, state and county legislatures, not to mention the U.S. presidency and both houses of congress.

The Democrats – who I like to refer to as the "Gimmedat" party – appeal mainly to those who engage in identity politics, the ignorant and those who take much, but contribute nothing to society.

We've seen all of these "protests" designed not to exercise freedom of speech, but to trample the rights of others. There is no maturity or actual political discourse in what these miscreants are doing – heck, most of them don't even know what they are protesting, beyond what anti-American talking points they have been given in "big gubmit" indoctrination centers, otherwise known as "public education."

Burning and smashing things that don't belong to them and impeding the flow of traffic of those who actually work for a living is their modus operandi. They don't exactly make a compelling case for lowering the voting age.

In fact they more closely resemble a bunch of pre-schoolers throwing a tantrum after being told they can't have an expensive toy while in a public place.

Soros might as well push for lowering the voting age to three. He could then find plenty of "voters" willing to vote for the "Gimmedats." The only problem would be arranging transportation as they won't have driver licenses.

Of course, many Democrat voters don't have those now...they'll just need to double up on the number of buses and "community organizers."

© Chip McLean

 

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Chip McLean

Chip McLean is the founder and editor/publisher of Outsider News Publishing, the umbrella for Capitol Hill Outsider, Capitol Hill Coffee House and Rino Tracker (co-founded with Chris Adamo). Chip is a former broadcaster and long time sales professional whose interest in politics began in 1964 at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the presidential campaign. He identifies himself as a "constitutionalist" and started the "Outsider" as a response to an out-of-control federal government that has seen both major parties disregard the very document they are sworn to uphold. In addition to his work at Outsider News Publishing, Chip's columns have appeared in a number of online publications.

Subscribe

Receive future articles by Chip McLean: Click here

More by this author

 

Stephen Stone
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Cliff Kincaid
Barack Hussein Obama is running for a third term

R.T. Johnston
America: What are we 'really' all about?

Lloyd Marcus
Cancel culture needs to leave John “The Duke” Wayne alone!

Matt C. Abbott
The priest who denounced the radical leftism of Black Lives Matter

Stanley Zir
Rescuing “Tikkun Olam

Joan Swirsky
Once again, President Trump hands Democrats enough rope…

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Long live the Declaration of Independence!

Michael Bresciani
Fourth of July 2020 – At least we still have a president who loves America

Dan Popp
Face masks, freedom, and fake science

Peter Lemiska
Defunding the police – An insane solution to a fabricated problem

Cliff Kincaid
Celebrating American independence, President Andrew Jackson, and Mt. Rushmore

Rev. Austin Miles
CA governor's new order: NO SINGING IN CHURCH!!
  More columns

Cartoons


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds

News:
Columns:

Columnists

Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Jamie Freeze Baird
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites