Give children the vote?

While I’m doing some journal editing tasks and catching up on more than 100 e-mails that have lain unattended in the last mumbledy days, I’ll offer you the following provocative proposal: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry recommends that we Give Kids the Vote! (Hat tip).

Before you answer, I should warn you: I have adolescents at home, they want to vote, and they are shrewder and have sharper tongues than I do.