Who Should Be Allowed To Vote? Women? Teens?

From: Richard Fast

Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 7:16 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Libertarian Argument in Favor of 16/17yo Vote

Dear Walter,

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco has decided not to take a position on a proposed ballot measure that would allow 16 and 17 years to vote in municipal elections. I think this is a mistake. I’ve been asked by the LPSF to present a libertarian argument in favor of the measure, to be posted on the LPSF website. Another Libertarian will provide an opposing argument. I’d be honored if you read my side of the argument (attached) and gave any feedback. Note that this is only a draft.



Dear Ricardo:

My own view is that only libertarians should be allowed to vote.

Best regards,



8:41 am on December 18, 2020

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