I was suprised that Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia voted on March 5 for an amendment by Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts to reduce the voting age in federal elections from 18 to 16 (“Rep. Ayanna Pressley pushes amendment to lower federal voting age to 16,” Web, March 6). She and Don Beyer were the only members of Virginia’s 11-person congressional delegation to vote for this amendment.
Mrs. Spanberger should answer the following questions on this issue: Do you favor restoring the military draft and drafting 16-year-olds?
Should the legal age for drinking alcohol be be reduced from 21 to 16, too? Should 16-year-olds be allowed to enter into legal contracts for such things as mortgages and motor vehicle purchases?
Mrs. Spanberger is very intelligent and surely has sound information and reasoning for this vote.