Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Part-time legislature, here we come

I'm not for a part-time legislature, make no mistake. But I don't see how I can keep arguing against it when we have proposals like this one making national news:

sacbee.com -- Politics -- 14-year-olds would rock the vote under this plan

Yes, one of our own, a great man to be sure, has proposed that we lower the voting age to 14. But wait -it's not that simple - were it that simple, perhaps it would be more defensible.

The total proposal would have the votes of 14 and 15 year olds count for 1/4 of a vote, those of 16 and 17 year olds count for 1/2.

Now, now, dear reader - please don't run your head into the nearest wall. There's hope in the world yet - I think.

I'm working on a bigger rant on this - so stay tuned.

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