Oops, resending the below to the rest of the board. I’m apparently not a member of the activist list serv yet:
Well said, Starchild. I agree with what you’ve articulated below, and I would also encourage others to support the proposed amendment.
From a pragmatic political perspective, I think LPSF stands to loose a great deal if we vocalize opposition to the proposed amendment. “The party in favor of consolidating power in the more capable hands of a few” is not an image we should project. At the same time, I think LPSF stands to gain only modestly by publicly supporting the amendment, perhaps by staying true to core principles, visibly, and possibly by getting the attention of a few young people that would like to vote and are tracking the amendment with interest.
If LPSF decides not to support the amendment, I strongly believe we should leave it at that, and refrain from opposing. Since I don’t believe anyone has yet asked to that LPSF publicly oppose the amendment, I take it others agree?
From a principled libertarian perspective, minors are just as subject to arbitrary government control as the rest of us, if not more so (compulsory schooling; less protection under the First Amendment; the ever-looming threat of a country constantly at war conscripting you on your eighteenth birthday, etc.). Sadly, many of our youth have lived their whole life before ever having an opportunity to affect change.