Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

by cmerrill01 added 2 years ago

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  • Absolutely not. I understand that it is important for the future genertation of America to be heard, and while some teenagers are mature and are mentally able to debate politics and other views on America without problem, there are many more who aren't mature in their actions. Some teenagers would just as easliy vote for a presidential canidate just because of a 'dare' than they would to actually to try and benifit the outcome of America by listening to what a canidate has to offer to us. Being a teenager myself, I can tell you that we are not ready to take on such a big responsibilty as finding out who would run our country. We simply just aren't mature enough. That being said, I think voicing opinions about political views are important, and I agree 100% on people actually listening to teenagers, but voting? I don't know about that.

    by jasmine added 1 year ago 0 0

    16 year olds have insufficient life experiences or knowledge to appreciate the ramifications of the choices they make.  Voting has the potential to have profound effects on not only the voter, but those around them.  At this age, as a general rule, thought processes surround self at any cost, rather than considering the long term negative or positive effects on the lives of others.

    by Lux_Veritas added 11 months ago 0 0