Monday, June 27, 2016

Only oldies?...

The old shouldn't be allowed to vote? WTF? "Of course, barely concealed contempt for the working classes, particularly the white poor, is nothing new to social media or the liberal press. But, the all-out attacks on senior citizens post-referendum has shocked many." Who are the morons suggesting such things? They are:
Headlines in the Europhile press have included: “How old people have screwed over the younger generation” from the Independent, and "EU Referendum Results: Young 'Screwed By Older Generations'…" from the Huffington Post. VICE gave us: [...] "Brexit Proves Baby Boomers Should Get Less of a Vote". GQ Magazine went all out, producing: "WE SHOULD BAN OLD PEOPLE FROM VOTING". Writing about “them” as if the older generations are some foreign species, the reasons given by the author included:
The above section quoted from Liam Deacon at Breitbart. Those writing the linked articles are seriously deluded or don't have a good sense of humour (I think they actually mean what they have written which pretty much makes them pretty low specimens.) How about a better idea?

This idea isn't new: "Admit it, an 18 year-old shouldn't be allowed to vote". "Even the French classical liberal economist Frédéric Bastiat – no proponent of obtrusive government – warned that unbridled voting rights would lead to disaster.Writing in his famous essay 'The Law,' Bastiat noted that exclusions to voting are justified because “it is not the voter alone who suffers the consequences of his vote; because each vote touches and affects everyone in the entire community; because the people in the community have a right to demand some safeguards concerning the acts upon which their welfare and existence depend." [edit] "Bastiat was, at the time (mid-19th century), writing about children and women."

Mitrailleuse adds: "Kids don’t have the mental capacities or own enough assets to be fully vested in society."  Indeed! he's on about the USA but it still applies. [LINK]

By the way, why are they all using the unusually large 25-49 age group? It isn't so clear cut:
From Lord Ashcroft Polls: How the UK voted and why [LINK]

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