If, as Patrick credibly suggests, Europeans want to enact nanny-state rules that treat adults like children, it only seems sensible that they also treat children like adults. First in line to do so: Germany, where more than forty parliamentarians have proposed to reduce Germany's voting age to zero, or as our German friends would concisely put it, nullbedeutungnichtssogarwenig.
The bill, which has won the cross-party backing of some heavyweight German politicians, would wipe away decades of "exclusion" and "discrimination" against minors, according to its supporters.
Currently the voting threshold in Germany is 18, with an exception in some states, where 16-year-olds are allowed to cast a ballot.
This could lead to some interesting family dynamics:
They proposed that parents be allowed to vote for their offspring, until such time that the children felt they were ready to cast ballots themselves.
Somebody better acquainted with German politics can tell me: is this an attempt to shift power from groups with more kids (such as, on average, immigrants) away from groups with fewer kids (such as, on average, the educated)?
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