People who are 18 and older are more mature and make better decisions and know what 's best for them and for others. First, 16 and 17 year old should not be allowed to vote because they are not mature enough to make big decisions in their life’s. The article “ Takoma Park 16-year old savor his history- making moment at the polls”” by “Annys shin” says “..... county community the nation’s first to lower the voting age from 18 to 16”. This is a bad idea because some students make bad choices and if they vote their going to do the same thing. The same article writes “but Miller doesn 't have his driver 's license yet”(Shin 2).
“If the legal age were lowered in the US it would have to come with much more education in this area, not just the shock-value of Every 15 Minutes” said Ulrike Skillman, math teacher at Saugus. Skillman suggests the lowering of the drinking age will have to come with more alcohol education and that is the exact purpose of a “drinking license.” Which would allow 18 year olds to consume alcohol, with strict regulations, then take classes to officially receive a “drinking license” at 21 years old. The license would replicate a driver’s license, but be geared toward consuming alcohol. But for now, the California law prohibits anyone under 21 to be in possession of alcohol in a public place, it is legal for 18-20 year olds to consume alcohol on private property with supervision.
Driving is not seen as an obligation, but a privilege that many do not recognize. Driving could be deadly if not taken solely seriously. This is why to make this possible, the legal driving age should be raised over the age of 21; as citizens begin to mature mentally. It would cut the amount of deaths, reduce obesity, and would restrict their freedom in travelling to unnecessary locations. Driving has become just like a game,
They need to slow down and enjoy what privileges they have. In conclusion, the voting age should not be lower to sixteen years of age. They are not mature enough, political savvy enough, nor old enough. Teens that are sixteen are not wise enough to be able to vote. They want to rush into adulthood, instead of enjoying the present.
As we all know the eligibility for being able to vote is 18, this is because people thought that at this age teenagers are more mature and can make decisions for themselves. Election day is very important because we are being able to vote for a president and propositions for our country. However, 16 and 17 year old’s aren’t granted the right to vote despite the 1-2 year difference. Most people see it as, since they aren 't 18 yet, they are immature and don’t know what 's for their own good. If 16 and 17 year olds aren 't allowed to vote, then they shouldn’t be allowed to be working or driving, but yet they are.
A 16 year may not have to take voting serious as an 18 year would because they are still ome being taking of there parents, voting for them has no big effect in there lives. Lest compare and contrast this situation. A 18 year is an a higher grade therefore more information recored in there minds. A 16 year old is more into having a good time and might not take it as serious and probabbly wont go and vote at all.
When a freshman (typically age 18) enters college it is accepted, even assumed that they will consume alcohol. The flaw with this thinking is alcohol under the age of twenty-one is illegal. The blatant lack of respect for the drinking age causes young people to question other laws. This desensitize a person to breaking the law, it makes it appear ok to pick and choice laws. A law has to be respected to be followed.
Parents can teach their children how to drink responsibly. Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsibly in moderation will make drinking alcohol less of a taboo for young adults entering college. By lowering the drinking age, adults could openly model responsible drinking in establishments and at parties and irresponsible behavior would be discouraged. If the risks of alcohol were advertised more, it would remind people to drink responsibly. In the 1960s and 1970s there may have been an increased number of alcohol related car accidents but if the minimum legal drinking age was lowered today, there is a thing called uber where people won’t have to drink and drive, they can just order a ride home.
I feel the voting age limit should stay the same , i feel its best for our country. A lot of young people dont show interest in the presidental election like the older citizens do. Young people dont have enough knowledge to be able to vote , wich will make a big change for our country. Also, the low participation of young voters shows lack of civic responsibility. At the age of 16, they aren 't really wooried about the presidental election to vote.
This law changed to 21 because all states would “lose a certain percentage of federal highway dollars” (“Frequently Asked”). Not only that but the rates of excessive drinking went up, along with drunk driving. Driving alone is hard enough, especially if the person is a new driver, but add alcohol and there is a very deadly mix. Being able to legally drink at the age of “21 decreased the number of fatal traffic accidents for 18- to 20-year-olds by 13% and saved approximately 27,052 lives from 1975-2008” (“Should the Drinking Age”). Since there have been less drunk driving accidents when the minimum age for drinking changed to 21, it is a safer environment if the drinking age is left at 21 instead of being
But whether they are tried as adults or juveniles, teenagers convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders for at least 15 years (Michon). Some might say that because sexual assault is a heinous crime, those students should have been charged as adults. However, I feel that their actions should have been better monitored and watched over. I do not believe that trying these minors, as adults would benefit them or