Speaker Pelosi Gambles our Future on the Wisdom of Whining Teens

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The Daily Mail – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she would support a law allowing 16-year-old [persons] to vote. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

[That eased] the temperature on Vietnam-era political protests borne of young adults’ frustration at political outsider status despite a military draft that cost more than 25,000 Americans younger than age 21 their lives.

Pelosi and some younger, liberal members of her caucus proposed another ratcheting-down this month as part of a broad voting-rights and anti-corruption bill, which passed [the House] but has stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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