". . . Ann Coulter. True to form, Coulter's engaged in such well-meaning hyjinx as joking about the possibility of mass destruction of American cities and Hillary Clinton poisoning Barack Obama. Yuk yuk yuk, that's witty stuff! What intrigued me, though, was not her answer to this question—where she calls for raising the voting age to 40 . . . ." Daily Kos.
What should be the voting age? Unfortunately, the main champions of lowering the voting age below eighteen have been such international outcasts such as North Korea and Iran. One time my adult son, while a teenager, said that the voting age should be lowered below eighteen. I agree, the voting age should be lowered to sixteen.
We are the future. The Democratic Party is the party of the future. Most of today's sixteen-year-old Americans will be still alive in 2060. They have a big stake in the future. We Democrats believe in the future, that it holds good times for America and for the world. We believe that the best times for America and the world are ahead.
It has been said that "The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next century." That is true. In the eighteen hundreds, philosophers told slaveholders such as Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Thomas Jefferson that slavery was evil, but in the nineteen hundreds it was considered common sense that human slavery was evil. In the nineteen hundreds, philosophers told segregationists such as Lester Maddox, George Wallace, and "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman that racial discrimination was evil, but in this twenty-first century with our President of African descent, it is considered common sense that racial discrimination is evil. Better times are ahead. The current economic downturn will have to be weathered like the panics, recessions and depressions were withstood in past business cycles.
I disagree with Ann Coulter; the voting age should be lowered and not raised. Kenneth Stepp.