If you’ve ever needed an argument to make the case that the voter age should be increased, this should be it.
Just prior to the 2020 election, Campus Reform took to the streets to ask students if a story about a presidential candidate’s son being caught influence peddling and taking foreign money for government access was something that the American people should care about.
Right off the bat, we have one student say,
“Yeah… Crimes are bad.”
Well, it’s a start.
Yet these students seemed absolutely clueless about ANY of the details surrounding a scandal that makes Watergate look like small potatoes.
The next time an election comes around and you are on the fence on whether or not you will go out and vote, keep in mind that the country is full of young people, of a voting-age, who have very strong opinions about politics and yet are woefully uninformed about major political stories. Any one of these young people has the chance to cast a ballot that is of equal weight to yours.
Imagine if it was Donald Trump who had a drug-using son who was using his father’s name to gain a place on the board of a foreign company where he had no experience and who had emails released that said he was unhappy about having to send his father half of his ill-gotten salary. Can you imagine the outrage? CNN would be talking about the scandal for the next ten years.
Yet Biden’s pay to play scandal is not even a blip on the radar of most mainstream media outlets. Ice Cream-Gate, where President Trump supposedly received an extra scoop more of ice cream than his guests was a bigger deal to today’s journalists than any potential Biden corruption.