MSNBC: Young Progressive Activists Reignite The Fight To Lower The National Voting Age

Very important segment on The Cross Connection this morning.

We’re not going to be a real democracy until dead people, illegal aliens, felons and 16-year-olds have the right to vote. We need to get rid of voter ID laws. We need months of early voting, mail in ballots, ballot harvesting and drop boxes. We have to get rid of the filibuster, the Senate, the Electoral College and the Constitution. Ideally, the domestic enemies who are enemies of democracy should be stripped of the right to vote too because the result of those people winning elections is “autocracy.”

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  1. Ok, then lower the age for selective service to 16. And go ahead and make girls sign up.

    Yeah, I thought so.

  2. The debate about expanding voting rights to minors and immigrants is a distraction from reality. The reality that is being ignored by both sides of the conflict over expanding voting rights is that no GOOD candidates allowed to run in the U.S.’s (s)elections. “Voting” in the (s)elections gives consent to the U.S.’s undemocratic system. and expanding the voting base would only expand the scale of unjustified consent to the undemocratic system!

    • Or question the bullshit narrative of the World Wars or Civil War. Vaccine denial seems to have been added now.

  3. OT:

    Washington and Lee University is becoming Sodom and Gomorrah University

    The Generals Redoubt
    Yesterday at 5:22 PM ·
    W&L refuses to hold its traditional Founders Day event, but is ready, willing and able to hold this event?

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    https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/the-trocks

    A LENFEST EVENT: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

    Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

    Lenfest Center/Keller Theatre

    Tickets are required.
    Adult $27; Senior $25; W&L Faculty & Staff $23; W&L Student/Student $8. Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing.

    All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated,
    are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus.

    “The Trocks deliver a heady mix of high art and comedy, while preserving the magic of ballet.” ~THE GLOBE AND MAIL

    “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo…remains one of the great comic creations of the American stage.” ~SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet professional company,
    celebrates 46 years of playful classical ballet en travesty.

    Affectionately called “the Trocks,” the company performs delightful parodies of great ballet classics with technical proficiency-revealing men can, indeed, dance en pointe with size 11 pointe shoes, wear tutus and execute precision pirouettes and fouette turns with testosterone-fueled energy-a tour de force of male expertise that draws near sell-out crowds consistently. Diversity is the theme for both the Trocks and the audience who comes to watch barriers broken–dancing and performing the women’s parts en pointe. New Yorker critic Arlene Croce asserted that the Trocks weren’t addressing gender roles, but ballet roles, an altogether different topic…”a ballerina isn’t a woman but an abstraction of one.”

    Sponsored in part by the Class of ’64 Performing Arts Fund.

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    Deuteronomy 22: (KJV)
    5) The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

    Get everything related to George Washington and Robert E. Lee out and into safe keeping and then fire every current official and thoroughly interrogate each student and kick out all the bad apples and make sure they don’t try to destroy anything on their way out and start all over and restore respect again for Washington, Lee and the university.

    • The Trotskyite internationalist element persuaded the early Bolsheviks to allow homosexuals out of the closet, but after the Trotskyites were purged by Stalin, Russia not only re-criminalized homosexuality but made the punishment even harsher than it was under the Tsar, with three to five years of hard prison camp labour required on the first offense. Red China, Cuba and other socialist countries followed the lead of Stalin and criminalized homosexuality from the very beginning. One of the reasons why Russia and China are being attacked today by the U.S. and the rest of homosexual West is that they both retain some legal restrictions on homosexual behavior: very mild ones in Russia, and China’s laws are more strict.

  4. When you consider that non White births now out number White births the intent of this move ought to be obvious. To put it another way, “democracy” is two wolves and a lamb voting on what we’ll have for dinner.

  5. The Democrats desperation is really showing. The only thing left they haven’t tried, is Pets and robots voting. The desperation shown is epic. Just having an agenda people want wouldn’t hurt as a start, but the party is so bent to the Left, it just can’t do it.

    • They also haven’t tried creating a popular platform. They haven’t tried sending an appealing message or refraining from insulting the majority of the US population, either.

  6. We have to get rid of the filibuster, the Senate, the Electoral College and the Constitution.

    We need to get rid of Yankeedom.

    End Reconstruction. End the war.

  7. Here’s what hardly anyone seems to consider when debating lowering the voting age to 16:

    If it happens, the voting rate for 16- and 17-year olds will be practically zero. I know this, because the voting rate for 18- to 20-year olds is also practically zero. The truth of the matter is that, for the purposes of hard boiled electoral analysis involving age demographics, people don’t really exist until they’re 30.

    Note: In this country, 16-yos have already gotten the franchise in limited jurisdictions or circumstances, and their participation rate is pretty much zero.

    It’s why the left is running their energy into a dead end with this 16-year old voter business. As they seem to be doing a lot of in recent months.

  8. Let us just put demographics aside: one’s pre-frontal cortex (a region in the brain that is responsible for intellectual decision making) do not reach total maturity until the age of 25; the implication for raising / lowering legal age for civic engagement in terms of politics appears to be profound.

    “Changes occurring between ages 18 and 25 are essentially a continued process of brain development that started during puberty. When you’re 18, you’re roughly halfway through the entire stage of development.”

    https://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/02/18/at-what-age-is-the-brain-fully-developed/

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