Posted: Apr 12, 2010 6:17 pm
by Segundo
Paul G wrote:I've argued before that there is no rational reason why children, perhaps over the age of say 12, shouldn't have the vote. Perhaps that's for another thread.

Children as young as 12 are too inexperienced to make sound judgments. Relatedly, I wonder if we should permit only certain sectors of the population to vote. It is by no means obvious that it is "a good thing" to give the vote to everyone regardless of competency or temperament.