Appearing in a video published online on Thursday, Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for the neoconservative National Review Online website, explains that he believes letting 18-year-old Americans vote is a big mistake that should be taken back....
Young voters were seen as key to President Obama’s victory over Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008, where they supported the Democrat by a margin of 68 percent to 30 percent. Obama has again made it his goal to court younger voters, stopping at university campuses around the country to promote his student loan reforms, among other policies.
The U.S. voting age was set at 18 in 1971, codified by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment was ratified by the states partially in response to youth protest movements driven by young Vietnam War veterans who objected to being sent to fight and die for their country while having no say in its governance.Read it at Raw Story
Conservative editor: Young Americans ‘so frickin’ stupid’ they shouldn’t get to vote
by Stephen C. Webster
Old enough to serve and die, but not smart enough to vote.