Teachers Calling For 16 Year-olds To Vote
By de Andréa,
Opinion Editorialist for
‘THE BOTTOM LINE’
‘THE BOTTOM LINE’
“Well…other countries are doing it.” says one ignorant high school teacher.
Yeah well…America isn’t quite yet, but is rapidly becoming just like the …other oppressed countries… the teacher is referring to.
Already since the 18 year-old vote was made law, Americans have lost most of their rights. They have evolved into government controlled privileges. And now the Fabian Communists useful idiots want to speed up the process of tyranny in the U.S. by reducing the voting age of children even more and setting free a generation of government indoctrinated brainwashed programmed robotic children to rapidly change the direction of the country.
The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old. The drive to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 grew across the country during the 1960s, driven in large part by the broader student movement protesting the Vietnam War. The impetus for drafting an amendment to lower the voting age arose following the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell, 400 U.S. 112 (1970), which held that Congress may establish a voting age for federal elections, but not for state or local elections.
On March 23, 1971, a proposal to extend the right to vote to citizens eighteen years of age and older was adopted by both houses of Congress and sent to the states for ratification. The 26th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on July 1, 1971, three months and eight days after the amendment was submitted to the states for ratification, making this amendment the quickest in history to be ratified.
The Twenty Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
Senator Harley Kilgore began advocating for a lowered voting age already in 1941 in the 77th Congress. Despite the support of fellow senators, representatives, and socialist First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Congress failed to pass any national change. However, pressure in lowering the vote from special interest groups supported by the American Communist Party became a topic of interest at the local level. In 1943 and 1955 respectively, the Georgia and Kentucky legislatures passed measures to lower the voting age to 18.
During the 1960s, both Congress and the state legislatures came under increasing pressure to lower the minimum voting age from 21 to 18. This was in part due to the Vietnam War, in which many young men who were ineligible to vote were conscripted to fight’ in the war, thus lacking any means to influence the people sending them off to risk their lives. "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote," was a common slogan used by the Fabian Communists to lower the voting age. The slogan traced its roots to World War II, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the military draft age to eighteen.
In 1963, the President's Commission on Registration and Voting Participation, in its report to President Johnson, further encouraged considering lowering the voting age. Historian Thomas H. Neale argues that the move to lower the voting age followed a historical pattern similar to other extensions of the franchise; with the escalation of the war in Vietnam, constituents were mobilized and eventually a constitutional amendment passed.
In 1970, Senator Ted Kennedy proposed amending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to lower the voting age nationally. On June 22, 1970, President Richard Nixon ignorantly signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required the voting age to be 18 in all federal, state, and local elections. In his statement on signing the extension, Nixon said: “Despite my misgivings about the constitutionality of this provision, I have signed the bill. I have directed the Attorney General to cooperate fully in expediting a swift court test of the constitutionality of the 18-year-old voting provision.”
During debate of the 1970 extension of the Voting Rights Act, Senator Ted Kennedy argued that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment allowed Congress to pass national legislation lowering the voting age. In the 1966 decision of Katzenbach v. Morgan, the Supreme Court ruled that "if Congress acts to enforce the 14th Amendment by passing a law declaring that a type of state law discriminates against a certain class of persons, the Supreme Court will let the law stand if the justices can 'perceive a basis' for Congress's actions".
Although President Nixon disagreed with Kennedy. In a letter to the Speaker of the House and the House minority and majority leaders, in it he asserted that the issue is not whether the voting age should be lowered, but how; in his own interpretation of the Katzenbach case, Nixon argued that to include age as something discriminatory would be too big of a stretch and voiced concerns that the damage of a Supreme Court decision to overturn the Voting Rights Act could be disastrous.
In Oregon v. Mitchell (1970), the Supreme Court considered whether the voting-age provisions Congress added to the Voting Rights Act in 1970 were constitutional. The Court struck down the provisions that established 18 as the voting age in state and local elections. However, the Court upheld the provision establishing the voting age as 18 in federal elections. The Court was deeply divided in this case, and a majority of justices did not agree on a rationale for the holding.
The decision resulted in states being able to maintain 21 as the voting age in state and local elections, but being required to establish separate voter rolls so that voters between 18 and 20 years old could vote in federal elections.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Nixon argued that to include age as something discriminatory would be too big of a stretch and voiced concerns that the damage of a Supreme Court decision to overturn the Voting Rights Act could be disastrous. Well as it turned out Nixon was absolutely correct. And now the useful idiots of the Fabian Communists are at it again. And now instead of the original excuse of “old enough to fight old enough to vote.” We are encouraging the children’s heads full of the communist brainwashing of Common Core to vote as they have been robotically programed to do.
Under Common Core, all of the little children are all the same, (common) they are little heads full of mush all in a row, like a generation of robots vomiting out what the government has indoctrinated them with.
The useless ignorant idiots just couldn’t wait another two years until the robotically programed children reached age 18 to be unleashed in the political arena and finish changing America from a Free Constitutional Republic, to a full blown Criminal Socialistic Democracy, paving the destructive road to Communist tyranny.
They want to make sure that Burney Sanders an admitted Socialist Democrat communist gets elected as President of these United States so that it becomes a rapid downhill ride to Social Despotism of Centralized Power.
While the Framers knew that all rights, liberty’s and the pursuit of happiness came from Almighty God, as reflected in the Declaration of Independent Thought. The Fabian Communist are indoctrinating your kids with the lie that all rights and every good thing comes from the Almighty Central Government and the declaration of social dependent citizens. This in effect replaces God with Government.
How are you going to like being totally dependent on a criminal autocracy???
Thanks for listening - de Andréa
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