According to a CNN column this week, sixteen-year-olds should have the right to vote.
The proof? They’re pro-gun control.
According to the author, teenage brains are fully developed and passionate about important issues, and that’s all that should be required of them.
Of course, for those of us with teenage children, we might beg to differ.
A quick read of the Federalist Papers might remind CNN of the many impediments to pure democracy which were intentionally built into the American republic to protect against raw political passions of the mob.
History aside, where was CNN when tens of thousands of teenagers marched on DC last month in support of the sanctity of life?
Here’s more from Redstate…
When it comes to atrocities that spark political debates, each side reaches for whatever advantage they can get to work in their favor. This includes so-called “news networks,” especially CNN, who after the Parkland shooting began to gather high school students who attended the school to asked them to talk about guns are. This naturally lead CNN to ponder the question of whether or not 15 through 17-year-old kids should be able to vote, since they would most definitely vote the right way.
“The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can’t even vote yet,” wrote law professor and CNN contributor Joshua Douglas.
Douglas argues about how teen brains are fully developed, and how they’re proving that by calling out all the right politicians (just Republicans) to stop having such a close relationship with the NRA. Douglas argues that these kids are having rallies, because apparently having a rally warrants we take you seriously.