Teen tyrant David Hogg advocates lowering voting age in D.C. to 16

It seems that David Hogg, the foul-mouthed teen demagogue once dubbed the “king of the snowflakes,” is no longer content with simply restricting our First and Second Amendment rights under the Constitution and now wants to see the District of Columbia lower the voting age to 16.

“Pick a #1-5 and tweet at them. please let the youth vote let’s get young adults in politics asap so they can vote on the issues that effect them most,” he tweeted in response to this tweet:

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Here’s Hogg’s tweet:

Responses to Hogg’s demand were pretty much what one might expect:


One person noted:


Naturally, Hogg’s supporters dutifully supported his call:



An article at the far-left Mother Jones reported:

For two months now, teenage activists have been leading a movement to vote out of office politicians who stand in the way of gun control. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds in the nation’s capital could soon have the opportunity to do just that. That’s because the DC city council is considering a new bill that would lower the district’s voting age for both local and federal elections. Should it pass, DC could become the first jurisdiction in the country to allow people under the age of 18 to vote for president.

DC council member Charles Allen introduced the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018 during the council’s legislative session on Tuesday. The bill would do away with the district’s pre-registration system, which currently allows 16- and 17-year-olds to register in advance for elections scheduled to take place after they turn 18. Instead, Allen’s legislation and would simply allow district residents to register on their 16th birthday and then vote in the next election.

The article goes on to note that DC wouldn’t be the first jurisdiction to lower the voting age below 18:

Nearby Takoma Park, Maryland, lowered its voting age for municipal elections in 2013. Two other DC suburbs in Maryland, Hyattsville and Greenbelt, later followed suit. Other cities, such as Berkeley, California, allow teenagers to cast ballots in local school board elections. But should Allen’s bill pass, DC could become the first place to lower the voting age for federal elections, meaning its more than 11,000 16- and 17-year-olds would be the nation’s youngest voters in the 2020 presidential election.

But why stop there?  Writing at PJMedia, Jim Treacher sarcastically suggested lowering the voting age to six:

I know what you’re saying. “What have you been smoking, Treach? And can you hook me up?” Probably nothing, and definitely not. Now, just hear me out:

Kids Have Longer to Live Than the Rest of Us. As Parkland student and gun-confiscation advocate David Hogg has pointed out, the NRA needs to just shut up because he and his friends will “outlive” them. On average, he’s right. He probably has a lot more time left to say words and make gestures on cable news than older people do. He’ll still be talking while they’re decomposing. By that measure, shouldn’t even younger people have even more of a right to determine their own future?

The more recently you were born, the more time you have to live with your mistakes. Why not start making the big ones now?

So why not give kids who eat Tide Pods and snort condoms the right to vote?  What could possibly go wrong?

As a final note, Hogg marked his 18th birthday with this:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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