Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The War on Wisdom

Dennis Prager May 08, 2018 T

here is more knowledge available today than ever before in history. But few would argue people are wiser than ever before. On the contrary, many of us would argue that we are living in a particularly foolish time -- a period that is largely wisdom-free, especially among those with the most knowledge: the best educated.

The fact that one of our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population. What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting decision?

The answer is an adult with the wisdom of a 16-year-old -- "Hey, I'm no wiser than most 16-year-olds. Why should I have the vote and they not?"............To Read More.....

My Take - It's been suggested in other articles that the voting age should be returned to 21.  I disagree.  If we're going to go through this effort to instill wisdom into the voting system through the age of voters, then let's make it meaningful. 

Raise the voting age to an age where wisdom starts to settle in.  Thirty! 

That should be the voting age at all levels.  By that time the rampant hormone driven emotions start to abate and intellect and experience in life play a much larger role, especially since by that time they're probably married and have children.  That in itself forces adults to start to act like responsible adults.

But I guarantee the left will fight that to the death because they understand this one foundational concept as outlined by Winston Churchill who said:  "Anyone under thirty who's not a liberal has no heart.  Anyone over thirty who's not a conservative has no intelligence." 

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