There is an op/ed piece on the CNN website today making the case for lowering the voting age in national elections. The writer uses the example of teens affected by the Florida shooting to build his case. He takes several angles at the overriding ignorant concept that you can read for yourself that I will not try to replicate here. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/19/opinions/parkland-shooting-voting-age-opinion-douglas/index.html One take away I had that I was not aware of is the change in local rules in places across the country that HAVE LOWERED the voting age to permit such teens to vote in local elections. Naturally, the places listed are all very liberal but I was still amazed it has and seems to be occurring. As a father of two who have passed through their teens and one just entering this scares the shit out of me! Who in their right minds can think this a good idea? Didn't one of those very same teens just lose it after getting dumped by his girlfriend and kill 17 people? I'd like to think we should try and engage persons who might be a little less reactive and a tad more reflective and dare I say, informed, to constitute our voting roles.