Brexit Inspires GQ to Suggest Denying Older People the Right to Vote

by Dave Blount | June 29, 2016 3:06 pm

A strikingly juvenile piece entitled “We Should Ban Old People From Voting” makes it clear that the people at GQ magazine are not happy about the Brexit vote. Like other moonbats, they blame the result on older voters. Those old enough to have developed a mature conception of liberty, and to remember when Britain was wealthier and more free, are resented as an obstacle on the path to globalist authoritarian utopia.

GQ backs up its demand with five arguments:

The EU referendum result will have less effect on older people

Everything will have less effect on older people, since they won’t be around as long. This is a particularly moronic argument when you consider that Brexit entails enduring short-term economic pain to reap the long-term benefits of freedom from the EU’s smothering tariffs and regulations.

There was no ‘golden age’ of Britain

Sure there was; it lasted for centuries. Maybe it can’t be brought back, but that is no reason to obliterate Britain by allowing it to become absorbed by Brussels.

Over 65s read the Daily Mail

In the USA, people under 40 seem to get most of their news from Comedy Central. I’ll take the Daily Mail.

We take pensioners’ driving licences away… why not their right to vote?

Maybe because people don’t stop having political interests when they stop driving. But at least this argument suggests that GQ might be open to letting older people vote so long as they still drive.

Prisoners don’t vote, either

Only a snide punk would draw a parallel between convicts and senior citizens. But GQ argues that denying the elderly voting rights is fine because we don’t have democracy anyway unless convicts and small children vote.

Why not give the vote exclusively to small children? They would vote for whomever promises them the most free stuff, just like Democrats. GQ ought to love the idea.

Flying free. Sorry GQ.

On tips from Common Sense Union and Steve T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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