To the Editor:
If there is any recurring lesson learned in Concord in 2019, it is the need for more young adults to become active and repel any and all attempts to place age discrimination against anyone, including our younger citizens. What you are about to read rails against the freedoms of a voting class apparently now deemed not wise enough to make decisions for themselves.
Raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 from 18 was put in the New Hampshire budget at the last second. In combination with HB511, the limitation would also limit vaping without nicotine. It is an invasion of the self-determination of young adults by the Democrats in Concord. The age of majority is not something to be manipulated based on the issue. The age of majority should be based on being able to understand and accept legal responsibility for their actions. An argument could be made for changing the age of majority to 16 or 21, but setting different ages for different things is a step away from protecting rights to toward legislating the ruling class’s moral code into law.
Your local Young Republicans group would be the perfect place to learn about what is brewing in Concord and help get people in office that will not try to institutionalize age discrimination against the young. Check them out today!
State Rep. Josh Yokela
Rockingham District 33 (Brentwood, Danville, Fremont)