(FixThisNation.com) – On Saturday, during a voter panel on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” the topic of the voting age being lowered was debated. Many young voters believe this to be a really bad idea.
Gen Z voter Jahmiel Jackson said lowering the voting age was a “terrible idea.” He argued that they were being told that children at the age of 16 were able to attend drag shows, pride parades and even undergo surgeries to change their sex. He added that now they think that 16-year-olds are in a position to vote. He then questioned how long it would be until 16-year-olds were deemed old enough to own a handgun or even a long gun.
The Democrats have been leading a movement across the country arguing that the voting age should be lowered to 16 or even younger.
Ezra Meyer, former GW College Republicans chairman, argued that he had been politically active when he was 16 and that while it is great for kids that age to get experience, they should not be allowed to vote until they have reached the age of 18.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., are two of the most vocal supporters of decreasing the voting age in an effort to expand democracy. However, pressure to lower the voting age has come from all government levels.
In January, Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., introduced legislation that would amend the Constitution in order for the voting age across the country to be lowered. Meng argued that there has been a clear trend in the past few years showing how important young people are in deciding the future of the country. She argued that young people are fighting for many important issues and that if the voting age was lowered then they could make their voices heard through voting.
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