Currently in a family, the father has the right to one vote, as an individual, the mother has the right to her vote, also as an individual, but the children have no voting rights at all and therefore the family is underrepresented and should therefore perhaps question whether it should pay taxes.
The seriousness of it all can only be comprehended when one goes to the site of the US Census Bureau, and reviews a report titled “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004” which examines the levels of voting and registration in the November 2004 presidential election, the characteristics of citizens who reported that they were registered for or voted in the election, and the reasons why registered voters did not vote.
In this report the citizens are categorized according to their: Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Nativity Status (whether born in the US or naturalized), Age, Marital Status, Educational Attainment, Annual Family Income, Employment Status, Tenure (whether they own or rent the house), Duration of Residence at the place where they now live, Veteran Status and the Region where they originally come from.
Nowhere is there to be found how fathers and mothers voted! Clearly the children and therefore the families are of little interest to political analysts and therefore presumably to the candidates.
There is only one way to move forward and that is to empower the families and our future torchbearers by giving each child a right to vote, to be exercised by means of a solemn mandate given to their mother, father, elder sister, elder brother, grandmother or grandfather, in that order.
Anything less would be to ignore the families. Anything less would be to fake our concerns with the future of our country and our planet.
A Venezuelan citizen that deeply shares all of your concerns with family and children.