Lower Common Denominator

20 03 2019

Washington, D.C.

Remember what I’ve told you for a minute?  Almost all paradoxes and contradictions aren’t, that there is almost always some kind of common denominator or through line.

Try this:

WLS-TV Chicago:  Bill to raise tobacco sale age to 21 in Illinois heads to Governor Pritzker’s desk

Daily Caller:  Pelosi Says She Personally Supports Lowering The Voting Age To 16

Perplexed?

Don’t be.

The reason why the left wants to increase the tobacco age to 21 in the United States (or the smaller jurisdictions where they have control) is the same reason why they want to lower the voting age to 16.

Think it through.

However, the dirty little secret is that this voting at 16 thing will be a big flop for Team Blue, because the voting rate for 18-20 year olds is so low that it is statistically zero for all practical intents and purpose of political discussion, strategy and analysis.  It’s really not until 30 that the voting rate rises above the noise floor.  Remember my axiom:  A politician who is banking on the youth vote is already writing his own concession speech.

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20 03 2019
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I should note that this 16 voting age thing isn’t just the United States. The SPD (“German Social Democrats”) also want it, and are quickly promoting to a BFD.

One of their arguments is ironic, considering it’s the polar opposite of a common American argument against a drinking (and increasingly, smoking) age being so high. In Germany, 16 is the drinking age for beer. So, one of the arguments for 16 as the voting age is: If they can drink, they can vote.

While 16 is the drinking age for beer, 18 for the hard stuff, and while I see the 18 thing is enforced vigorously, the 16 thing, not so much.

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