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Just What Lazy Euro-Socialism Needs

This (Yeah, okay, from Drudge, but it was too good to pass up).

A group of cross-party politicians in the German Bundestag has called for the introduction of a children’s vote. With the “voting right from birth”, parents should be able to vote on behalf of their children. The group said their aim was to attract more attention to children’s issues: “It is unfair that more than 5 percent of Germany’s citizens cannot vote”.

RIIIIIGHT…so let’s encourage a population boom in a welfare state with 10% unemployment by giving people an incentive to have children in order to gain more political pull. Sure, Germany may not be as bad as some of the other European nations in terms of its economy (Italy, France, Spain) but this idea is assinine. Next they’ll make sure that every owner of a dog can vote for his pet because, dammit, pets are people too.

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