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Rael supports Argentinian decision to lower voting age to 16
After Argentinian lawmakers decided to lower Argentina's voting age to 16, Rael sent his congratulations to the Argentinian government, calling the new law "a great decision that should be applied worldwide."
Rael went on to suggest that the voting age be lowered even further, down to 14.
“Young people are much more concerned by political decisions that affect our future environment than old people, who don't really care when they have just a few years left to live," he said.
Rael also proposed additional voting reforms.
"The right to vote should be removed from people whose sickness renders them unable to make decisions," he said, adding that those who should lose the right to vote should include those who are mentally retarded and older people with Alzheimer's disease or other degenerative diseases that render them unable to decide even the simple things in their lives.
"It's shocking to see their families or even their nurses voting for these people,” Rael said.
He also questioned age-related wisdom.
“A long time ago, when selfishness, nationalism, competition and greed were not ruling the world, elder councils were making good decisions," Rael explained. "This type of group doesn't exist anymore. The elder councils of the past should be replaced with 'youngster councils' made up of young people who are not yet polluted by egoism, selfishness, nationalism and competition, and who have a much better vision of what should be the future world.”
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