The coalition that has just taken power in Germany has announced that among other things, it wants to lower the voting age to 16.  The proposal isn’t surprising, because most coalition supporters are young.  Enacting it would require a constitutional amendment.


Persecutors think we can believe things at will.  That’s why they think that if only they break enough of our knuckles, or yank out enough of our teeth, we may start accepting the teachings of the Party.  However, hardly anyone else thinks we can believe things at will.  “I can’t believe something just because I want to.”