Colbert: Until We Do Something on Guns, You Can’t Vote Unless You’re Under 18

‘The adults aren’t cutting it anymore’

COLBERT: "He’s right. The adults aren’t cutting it anymore. I think we need to change the voting age. Until we do something about guns, you can’t vote if you’re over 18. And it’s more— I’d feel better. I’d feel better. And it’s more than just words. These kids are taking action, organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a March in Washington. These kids are inspiring. The only reason I walked out of class was to go behind the school and... Study. Today, these kids bussed to Tallahassee to ask lawmakers to beg lawmakers, to reinstate the assault weapons ban, the very weapons that were used to kill their class mates. And with these students watching from the gallery, those legislators proved they heard their anguished cries and voted no anyway. Well, I hope these kids don’t gich up, because this is their lives and their future. Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them. And there is reason for hope. Look at the #metoo movement. A lot of men in power did not see that coming. But it proved that change can happen overnight. And this is an election year. So if you want to see change, you have to go to the polls and tell the people who will not protect you that their time is up. We’ve got a great show for you."

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