Lower the voting age to 10
What this country needs is a movement to lower the voting age to 10. Hear me out. Wherever you look, from debt to schools to climate to pensions, the distinctive feature of American public life today is a shocking disregard for the future. Yes, politicians blather on about "our children and grandchildren" all the time -- but when it comes to what they actually do, the future doesn't have a vote. If you want to change people's behavior, you need to change their incentives. It's time to give politicians a reason not simply to praise children, but also to pander to them.
source: Column 'Lower the voting age to 10' by Matt Miller; www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/04/AR2010080403468.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns; The Washington Post; 5 August 2010