As we enter election season, progressives want to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. There is a reason for this and it is not just to incorporate more people into the civic duty of electing officials. The reason is sinister.
At 16, even a working individual has not had the opportunity to evaluate how the earnings taken from his or her paycheck are being abused by their elected officials. Scientific and biological researchers and experts agree that the human mind develops slowly and is not fully capable of continuous rational thought and judgment until a person is in their mid-twenties.
Teachers of students in the public indoctrination system insist on having their bored but active charges put on psychoactive pharmaceuticals to enable greater access to the otherwise bright and thinking minds of our youth. This is also why the government wants to take control of children even before they enter kindergarten.
While yet of what I believe is sound mind, I am having great difficulty understanding some of what is foisted upon us by our elected elite socialists under the guise of evolutionary progress.
- The minimum age to buy and drink alcohol in all 50 states is 21 years.
- One must be 18 to join the military/fight for your country and kill enemies.
- One must be 18 to buy a firearm on the civilian market…they want to move this to 21 because they say, a person of only eighteen years is not always capable of controlling their impulses.
- One must be 18 to destroy their body by smoking tobacco products to ruin their health.
- One must be 18 to obtain a prescription for health medications or have a guardian sign for them.
- Most states hold the parents responsible for the liabilities created by and the welfare of offspring until their 18th birthday.
For all of the above, one must present proof of age in the form of a verified government issued identification generally showing a photographic likeness of the individual requesting service (except for voting).
These ages, agreed upon and established over decades as norms, are now under consideration for revision to accommodate Marxist/socialist goals of transforming our democratic republic into a state of dictatorship.
*Remember, it was Michelle Obama who said in 2008, “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
The prefrontal cortex is the last to mature and it involves the control of impulses and decision-making. Therefore, teenagers need to learn to control reckless, irrational and irritable behavior.
VOTE16USA.org is dedicated to lowering the voting age to 16 across the nation. The organization says that such a move will improve voter turnout and encourage civic engagement. They offer heavy influence to the power-grabbing elite. Democrats in Congress recently included lowering the voting age as an amendment in HR1 “For the People Act of 2019”.
From the website: http://nancyguberti.com/5-stages-of-human-brain-development/ (emphasis added to pertinent parts)
Stage 1: 0 to 10 months
- Neurons and connections growing.
Stage 2: birth to 6 years
- Development of voluntary movement, reasoning, perception, frontal lobes active in the development of emotions, attachments, planning, working memory, and perception. A sense of self is developing and life experiences shape the emotional well being.
Our elected officials want control of this subset calling it Early Childhood or Pre-K development. By taking control of the early developing mind, it is possible to manipulate and subdue the child into the mold dictatorial socialists desire. They can “correct” responsive thinking early for compatibility with what they deem as new societal norms.
Stage 3: 7 to 22 years
- The neural connections or ‘grey’ matter is still pruning, wiring of brain still in progress, the fatty tissues surrounding neurons or ‘white’ matter increase and assist with speeding up electrical impulses and stabilize connections. The prefrontal cortex is the last to mature and it involves the control of impulses and decision-making.
- Therefore, teenagers need to learn to control reckless, irrational and irritable behavior. Avoiding drugs, alcohol, smoking, unprotected sex and substance abuse.
Stage 4: 23 to 65 years
- Finally, the brain reaches its peak power around age 22 and lasts for 5 more years. Afterward, it’s a downhill pattern. Last to mature and the first to go is the brain functionality of executive control occurring in the prefrontal and temporal cortices. Memory for recalling episodes start to decline, processing speed slows and working memory is storing less information.
- The best approach is to stay mentally active, learn new things, stay physically active and eat a very healthy diet. Avoid toxins, cigarettes, alcohol and mind-altering drugs.
Given the proven development pattern of the human brain, is there any question why the Marxist/socialists want to lower the voting age? Total control and manipulation of their subjects, “We the People”, appears to be the goal. It’s only one part of the “social engineering for effect” taking place today.