A child doesn’t have the same standards as an adult has. A good example is children don’t get to join the military as an adult could they must be 18 years and older to join the military. Teenagers don’t make the same decisions as an adult would. “With appropriate treatment most children who commit crimes, even the most violent crimes, can be rehabilitated and become responsible adults. ”(Berger)
Not everyone knows how the government works. Even adults sometimes get confused or stay out of conversations with the government because they don’t know where they stand. That is one of the reasons I think the voting should stay. They might think they know what they are voting for but that’s not always the case. Many children of the ages of thirteen through fifteen don’t know much about how government really works.
But to choose the right president we need reasonible citizens voting,wich is why the legal age to vote should not be lowered to the age of 16.A 16 year old is not a child anymore ,but alos at that age we arent the most reasonible . Everyone has been 16,everyone has been through many phases to where we think we are grown ups at that age , not that im degrading 16 year olds many of them start jobs at that age and are juniors in hs, but that doesnt make them, eligible to vote for such a huge deal for our society .
Learning to drive while you are still young makes driving at an older age less difficult. This would also prevent many accidents that could occur. In the not so distant future, the amount of accidents would triple due to the amount of adults attempting to learn what an adolescent should.
Not only will they have to wait longer, but they will not get the taste of freedom or adulthood most people want. The minimum driving age should stay 16 because drivers are more responsible, have more freedom and its easier on parents. One reason why the driving age should stay the same is because driving improves the responsibility of teens. Diamante White tells us, "I would really be upset because
In today’s society, there is an immense amount of young adults and teenagers who don’t enjoy reading as much as teens from the eighties. This may be because of the increase in technology starting from the beginning of the twenty-first century, or just because people choose not to read. One of the most evident reasons to why teenagers in this century have to force themselves to read is because of all the other distractions and things they would rather be doing than sit in complete silence, reading a book. This isn’t a cause for celebration, or a statement implying that reading is only for educational purposes and not the enjoyment, because it isn’t.
They do not think about the consequences before they get involved in the wrong situation. Although they are responsible for their actions they are still under their parent and deserve a fair trial. Also, teenagers will change when they are older adults. This does not mean that they should not be punished to jail time but should prove their responsibility before released. By showing they have changed into a responsible adult, they have proven that they will not participate in the same events.
However, others disagree with this because of the impacts it could have on young adult’s lives such as brain development and safety. Young adults everywhere ae confused along with anyone who has been paying attention to the laws affecting young adult’s epically. The laws can be confusing for law makers let alone young adults. According to the New York Times article,” How old is enough?”
By the age of fifteen a lot is going on in their lives where the parents won’t be able to be there all the time, in addition to being responsible enough to drive is easier for everyone. Also, their minds are still in the developmental stages which makes some of their decisions irrational; therefore, being the cause of accidents they are involved in. Now that cellphones are a big distraction for teen drivers and a major cause of accidents, strict rules should be set for them while driving any vehicle. Maturity, responsibility, and experience are what should determine if a teen should have his or her driver’s license, and these key essentials are what most teens lack at the age of fifteen. Nevertheless, the age should be raised for teens to obtain a driver’s
This is when your most mature and know the meaning and value of life. Now, that’s no reason a seventeen year old or fourteen year old should commit a crime due to maturity of the brain, but its logical. Kid or even teenager brains may not have self control and desirable behaviors (“Young Offenders…”). Kids do before they think, which explains why a lot of them apologize after the fact. In reality it’s too late, but to a kid they believe they should be forgave.
In the grand scheme of things, a differentiating opinion is the foundations of preconceived ideas. The views of Bennie are common with the younger generation. In previous years, and even now the young people in society thought/think that God does not take as large of a role in making things happen through life. It is believed by Bennie and the younger generation that a person that works hard achieves their own goals without a higher power being responsible. This is possible, but there is no way to prove it.
When you turn 18 you are now a legal adult and have the right to vote. I know that ever since i was a little kid, I thought it was so facinating that my parents got to go and write their vote down on a piece of paper and vote for the president of the United States. In a small town, change is scary. Everyone likes things to stay just like they always have been, expecialy the older people. I agree that everyone should be able to vote, and it is unfair to those who have disabilities.
The debate regarding whether the voting age should be lowered or remain the same has become yet another issue of partisan politics. Those in favor of lowering the voting age tend to lean to the left while those in favor of keeping our current voting age tend to lean to the right. Both sides have valid points to be made no doubt. However, the majority of politicians against lowering the voting age belong to the party of voter suppression, the GOP. For what it's worth, I will say that I'm glad I wasn't able to vote when I was sixteen.
Wow! I did not realize that the economy was set back 168 million dollars. I knew they spent millions, but did not know the true amount. I am in the same boat you are Kylee. I did not realize the voting age was changed after the Vietnam War.