I've argued the same things. No one listens. I am reminded of the police department that I worked for. They adopted the liberal encouraged position that if a person is smart enough to vote, they were somehow good police officer material. They hired a quantity of applicants in the age range 19 to21. Only a tiny fraction survived to become long term or career police officers. It was simple pandering to their demographic and it was unfair to the kids, the public that they inadequately served and the taxpayer , who is always left holding the bag.