Radical Woke Supremacist progressive House Democrats unsuccessfully pushed an amendment lowering the federal voting age to 16 as part of the HR 1 voting rights package on Wednesday.
According to C-SPAN, the amendment failed by a vote of 125-302, thank God, after a majority of Democrats voted for it at 125-93.
“A sixteen-year-old in 2021 possesses a wisdom and a maturity that comes from 2021 challenges, 2021 hardships, and 2021 threats,” Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), a member of the progressive “Squad,” who was behind the amendment, said in a statement on Monday. “Now is the time for us to demonstrate the courage that matches the challenges of the modern-day sixteen- and seventeen-year-old.”
Is it just me or have the Democrats so far proposed nothing but power grab moves for their party? They have not proposed a single bill that will make one American life better.
Along with Pressley, Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Il), reintroduced the amendment on Monday. All three would be primaried and thrown out of office if Democrat voters cared about the future of our country.
Back in February, Pressley said that she was “shocked” that lowering the legal voting age to 16 was such a “polarizing” subject. That’s a clear signal that the Congresswoman from Massachusetts is out of touch with the American people. She made the comment during a Facebook Live discussion with Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), and author Ibram X. Kendi.
“Dr. Kendi, I was shocked by how polarizing an issue this was, and listen when I would tell people John Lewis is an original co-sponsor of this, you know, our young people deserve to have a stakeholder in our democracy,” Pressley said responding to Kendi, who claimed that lowering the voting age is an example of an anti-racist policy. How? How is lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 an anti-racist policy? What does race have to do with lowering the voting age? How could these Woke Supremacists find a racial issue in that? If they really want to set an anti-racist policy why not lower the voting age to 7? That will really send a message. #SMH
It’s not a new thing either. This amendment to lower the voting age was originally added to HR 1 back in March 2019. The amendment failed then too receiving only 126 votes. You would think these progressives would learn by now that the American people do not want the voting age lowered. But progressives never operate that way. They truly are Woke Supremacists in that they believe that their ideas will fix everything just so long as the smartest people in the world are implementing them. They ignore the fact that they are elected to “represent” the people who elect them to office, that’s why they’re called Representative so and so in the House. But progressive Democrats do not represent anyone but their own self, their own party, for their own power.
“Beginning at the age of 16, young people are contributing to both the labor force and their local economies by paying income taxes, and yet they are deprived of the opportunity to exercise their right to vote,” Pressley said on the House floor in 2019. Then raise the age of being able to work.
“In this country, we affirm that when a person walks into the voting booth and pulls that lever, there is no meritocracy or hierarchy. The booth is the equalizer.” Unless they use voting machines to alter the votes and rig an election. Now we know that their vote may not count the way the voters wanted them to count.
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Democrats will do anything to rig an election. HR 1 is exactly that, with provisions that will make the federal government completely take over election laws and rules in states, even though the Constitution gives sole authority for election laws to state legislatures. Don’t take my word for it. Read it yourself here.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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