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Should the legal voting age in the USA be lowered to 16 provided that the voter is attending school?
The legal voting age in the USA should be lowered to 16, provided that the voter is attending school.
The world is changing quickly. Giving agency to younger people with fresher perspectives could help society respond to changes faster.
The age of 16 is a high enough age for individuals to have the necessary capacity to vote meaningfully.
Getting people involved in politics earlier could improve future turnout and lead to a more representative democracy.
Younger people will feel more a part of the political system, meaning they will pay closer attention.
The US government is not sufficiently responsive to the needs of US citizens under 18 years old - lowering the voting age to 16 will mitigate this problem.
Voting is a right, not a privilege. Restricting it to only 16-year-olds in school is an undue restriction on other 16-year-olds constitutional right to vote.
Younger people do not contribute to the state as much as adults or people above the age of majority.
Changes to voting laws usually cause a brief period of economic and political instability.
Younger people are not capable of voting and therefore, do not deserve the right to vote.
Attending school should not be a pre-requisite for the right to vote.
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