MATURITY AND IMMATURITY – What Politics Needs But Doesn’t Have…


BLOG POST 3 - Maturity

Maturity is not always age related.  How many remember the argument from the David Hogg’s of this world, the Democrats, and many in the Media arguing that kids younger than eighteen should be allowed to vote?  Many of them have argued that sixteen-year-old children should be given a voice in our elections and some even contended that those as young as fourteen should be granted that privilege.  Were they serious?  Do wild bears live in the woods?  Yes, Alice, even though this is not Wonderland they live in that Fantasy Land on this matter.

But alas, their continued illogic surfaces again and again.  Remember in that argument, they wanted a law that prohibited anyone younger than twenty-one from purchasing a firearm, especially a so-called assault rifle.  The selective arguments as to what children should be allowed to do have always been perplexing, sometimes humorous, but usually frustrating.  It seems they see no illogic in their illogical and contradictory positions.  But, then we are talking about those ascribing to the view of toxic liberalism.

In September, while attacking Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions as a teenager, seventeen to be more specific, something amazing happened.  None other than Spartacus himself, Senator Cory Booker advanced legislation that would let seventeen-year old’s off the legal hook.  In his legislation called the REDEEM Act sponsored with Senator Rand Paul, he insisted the seventeen-year-old were not mature enough to be held accountable for their actions.  What?  Senator Booker, you believe that those who are seventeen are not mature enough or have the brain development necessary to be held accountable for their actions.  However, you believe that seventeen-year-old Brett Kavanaugh should be hung from the guard arm for his alleged actions.  Isn’t that a wee-bit hypocritical and inconsistent?

Keith Ellison’s accuser has complained that the Democrats ‘smeared, threatened, and isolated her.’  She provided medical records that revealed on two separate visits to the doctor she had been abused.  She stated that “Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly.  I shared multiple texts between me and Keith, where I discuss abuse with him and much more.  As I said before, I knew that I would not be believed.”  What happened to every woman who makes a complaint must be heard and believed?  I guess that does not apply to Democrats, right?

Senator Booker might have a point regarding some of the actions of the brain of a seventeen-year-old.  I am not a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, or a scientist, and do not play one on television, so I cannot clinically address the possibilities of that assertion or argument.  However, if we are going to argue that the seventeen-year-old brain is insufficiently developed to allow them the maturity to be held accountable with a blanket law I see a problem.  No, I see numerous problems and the selective application of that law or view is problematic.

I can see a virtual Pandora’s Box being opened because every seventeen-year-old and every fifty-year-old are different.  Every human being is different.  We need some blanket laws or society crumbles.  However, in this argument, if the seventeen-year-old is argued to be insufficiently mature to be held accountable for their actions, how in the name of everything sensible can they be allowed to vote?

I do not want to see any teenager’s life ruined by one mistake whenever it is possible to avoid that destruction.  I believe in second chances and am thankful that God has given me a second, third, fourth, etc. chance.  In Senator Bookers REDEEM Act the law would mandate that the criminal records of those youths would be sealed.  If that is what he truly believes should have happened, then Dr. Ford’s and a myriad of other allegations from teen years would be allowed to surface.  The destruction done in the Kavanaugh case is permanent as it has been with Justice Clarence Thomas and scores of others too numerous to mention. Another potential problem of not having the pathway to trying a seventeen-year-old as an adult is the possibility of some incredibly troubled teenagers or manipulators of those teens taking advantage of that ‘get out of jail free card.’ 

How about former President Bill Clinton’s accuser, Juanita Broaddrick?  She accused him of actual rape, forced sexual assault.  He was the Attorney General of Arkansas and the Democratic nominee for Governor.  His star was shining bright and he was rising to acclaim so protect him they did.  This was not a singular occurrence for we had the testimony of Paula Jones during his term as Governor and Kathleen Willey during his time in the White House.  Not to mention Monika Lewinsky.  Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Durbin, and Patty Murray voted against impeachment in the face of glaring evidence and perjury by the President.

If Senator Booker and the Democrats or Republicans believe the assertions he makes in defense of his legislation are true how do they reconcile their inconsistencies?  How can you advocate for allowing people younger than eighteen to vote when those younger are deemed too immature to own a firearm or be held accountable for their actions?  I am waiting for their response and suspect it will be a doozy laced with inconsistencies and standard Leftist rhetoric that is nonsensical.

Could we attempt to reclaim some sensibility in America and hold politicians on both sides of the aisle accountable for their ridiculous political antics and nonsensical legislation and actions?  Could we, you and me, the average American citizen determine that we will become involved in the political process and refuse to be manipulated by politicians with nefarious and opprobrious intentions?  Could we, somehow, take a stand in defense of the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and strive to reclaim some moral sanity in this Republic.

God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!

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