For the Children
Donovan – Burlington, Cina – Burlington, Colburn – Burlington, Sullivan – Burlington, Gonzalez – Winooski, Anthony – Barre City, Beck – St Johnsbury and Troiano – Stannard
Those folks are some of our neighbors that like to use the feelings and emotions of Vermont children to their own political ends.
Out of one side of their collective mouth, they have introduced a bill (H.418) to force Vermont towns to rewrite their election rules. Those neighbors want to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in myriad municipal elections. This would allow children to help decide the control and distribution of municipal budgets, tax dollars and employment matters. Pretty serious stuff.
Out of the other side of their collective mouth, they have introduced a bill (H.27) raising the age to purchase products containing nicotine from 18 to 21.
Clearly, these “Representatives” recognize a difference between adults and the younger members of our communities. They do understand that children haven’t quite reached a level of maturity to render life altering decisions. Not only do they understand and recognize that difference, they are using their adult knowledge to exploit our children’s vulnerabilities.
In their quest for power, these neighbors have chosen to create division and unrest by inciting, confusing and using our children. Really, they should be removed from their current positions and never allowed to run for public office again. At a minimum, remember their choices, actions and what they represent in 2020.
Our children deserve better.
For the kids out there that may see this post or are caught up in this shameful political exploit by adults who should know better, know that your parents and the rest of the adults in your community want to hear from you. We all value your voice and input.
We are looking forward to the day that you are an adult and ready to join us in casting your vote. That time will be coming soon. Between now and then, learn to read, write and add. Learn history. Educate yourselves so that you can make a well informed and free choice when you cast your vote!
With regard to age limits, don’t forget that they are no longer able to buy guns until they are 21 now, so they must not be mature as I was when I was growing up.