Is the voting age fine where it is?
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The age of a person has no restriction based on maturity nor does the government consider if the person voting could be persuaded or not. It is a basic American right that once you turn 18 you are allowed to vote, there is no changing this unless you want to change the entire constitution. Adults may be influenced to change their vote as well as kids may be influenced to change their vote or simply be influenced to vote for a certain candidate. Your age has nothing to do with the way you think about things, it simply deals with peer pressure. Peer pressue comes in all ages, not just in children.
Peer pressure has no age limit and surely I would suppose happens with adults. Adults are the ones getting out there and voting, meaning they're more likely to be controlled because not all adults have self control and go with their own choices. You state younger people know nothing about politics, yet today's education system (even though in the United States isn't up to par) offers college classes on politics and how to choose wisely. Some younger people just have the knowledge and common sense on how to vote.
If bad apples would destroy the system and ruin it for all adults, that would have been done 15 years ago! Adults are much more vulnerable to peer pressure in my opinion because adults are more just go with it, kids want what they want and try to get it. I rest my case. The voting age should be flexible and could be flexible, we just do not want it to be flexible.
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