October 27, 2004
Children doing politics

Instapundit has been colonised by invaders called "Althouse", "Totten", and such things. And the pieces seem to be longer than usual, and as such things to link to, rather than just little snippets to acknowledge links from.

Today there is an Althouse piece, full of further links, about schoolchildren being used to assist in the US Presidential Election:

I firmly believe that once the state compels young people to attend school, deprives them of their freedom, it owes the highest duty to them to use their time only in ways that benefit them. To see them as a source of free labor or to exploit them for any purpose that is not itself a good reason for depriving the young of their freedom is a great wrong.

Regulars here will all know what I feel about this. Don't compell school attendance, and allow children to play whatever politics they want, and to have real votes, at will.

UPDATE: Don't miss the UPDATE.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 03:55 PM
Category: Politics