Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire certainly have no problem admitting that they despise young people. According to the Republican State House Speaker, college students are “foolish” and lack the “life experience” to vote. I think William O’Brien may have been confusing young people with the tea party loonies he was addressing. “Voting as a liberal. That’s what kids do,” Speaker O’Brien added. According to the Speakers logic, if young people aren’t voting for Republicans, they shouldn’t be voting at all.
Unfortunately for young people, this is more than just rhetoric. New Hampshire House Republicans are pushing through several measures to limit the voting rights of college students – effectively disenfranchising young people from the voting process. Peter Wallsten breaks it down at the Washington Post. [Read more...]