Wednesday, March 27, 2013

OMG #CCVEN - Children should vote? LOL

The Constitutional Convention - aka talk shop for those with too little do - has proposed that children should be allowed to vote. Now, not all children, but any child over 16.

And yes - children. They are children at that age. It's not just me who says so. That's the law of the land. "In Ireland under the Child Care Act 1991, the Children Act 2001 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (pdf) a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18."

So we're talking about children. And there are those who want them to vote. Yet, has the Constitutional Convention proposed eliminating laws that restrict the rights of these would be voters to work? No, of course not. They're children, remember? Has the Constitutional Convention recommended that 16-18 year-old criminals be charged, tried and jailed as adults? Like hell they have. They're only children, remember?

So, no. They're children in the eyes of the law and, therefore, cannot be allowed to vote.

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