Far-left Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), a member of the well-known Squad, proposed an amendment to the electoral bill to lower the voting age to 16 years old. Using the typical left-wing “enfranchisement” argument, all they would achieve is to broaden their electoral base knowing that the largest volume of their voters is among the youngest and teenagers.
“By lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 years old, we can ensure that our youth have a say on these issues that will impact them well into their future,” Pressley said on the House floor.
Reality shows that her interest in lowering the voting age is no accident. On the contrary, it is something perfectly planned and has its roots in the ideological indoctrination that the left has been imposing for decades in educational institutions.
From the earliest ages, leftist ideology has managed to insert itself into education, ranging from gender ideology, climate change, cultural revisionism, racism, feminism, struggles for indigenous peoples, and other issues.
From an education system loaded with ideology, the left managed to impose narratives related to their interests in the thinking of children and adolescents in all these issues. Then leftist candidates who defend these ideas emerge and 16-year-old adolescents, loaded with progressive thoughts and ideas, are ready to give them their vote.
Many polls show that 65% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 election, a favorable trend for Democrats that would increase exponentially if the voting age is brought to 16.
While the existence of under-18s involved in political affairs is true, experience shows that they are in the minority and that school-age youth are generally not concerned or experienced enough to participate in politics.
The age of 18 is established as the hinge age to start voting, precisely because it is understood that at that age young people finish school and start their working or university life, with a view to their working future, and that perspective positions them better to get involved in matters that will have an immediate effect on society, such as the election of the political authorities that will govern.