Letters to the Editor

No votes for three wishes

Letter writer Mr. Sangha (“Three wishes for the new year,” The Leader, Jan. 1) is off his rocker on all three points.

1. Very few 15-year-olds are even remotely interested in politics. Raging hormones and testosterone dictate that. Why should a 15-year-old that cannot be either identified or punished as an adult be allowed to vote?

2 .Why would we demand individuals vote who have neither any interest or knowledge about the process?

3. We have enough politicians on the public purse without doubling the cost to taxpayers. And the principle of electing the best person for the job is not based on ethnicity or sex.

It ain’t perfect as it is, but your wishes fulfilled Mr. Sangha, would include a number of uninterested, unqualified individuals in the process.

Bad ideas.

 

Rick Hobbs

Delta

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