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historyrocks
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TheDebatingKnight
Pro (for)

The voting age should be lowered

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/11/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 375 times Debate No: 102481
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historyrocks

Con

Teenage years are a time when individuals are figuring out who they are, what they want to do, and what they believe. Because of their lack of experience they are likely to be manipulated by others. At 16 and 17, teens are just getting access to the car, but they are still not trusted to do things like gamble, consume tobacco, and drink alcohol. Plus, they"re just under 10 years from being allowed to rent a vehicle in many places. It puts into question whether they are developmentally prepared to help make important decisions about the country"s future. Teens lack real world experience and do not have a good understanding of how certain decisions may affect a nation over time. High school students would be just learning about how the government functions as they received the right to participate in the election process. Additionally, teenagers tend not to pay too much attention to current events.
TheDebatingKnight

Pro

I believe that 16 and 17 year olds should be able to vote for many reasons.

Why does hitting 18 make you responsible?

Would being 17 and 11 months make you irresponsible compared to an 18 year old?

Many 18 year olds are still as irresponsible as 16 year olds but why does that make the 18 year old better at choosing who should run the government or choosing to leave or to stay in the EU?

Being 18 is just an age, it is what the mind is like that counts.
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Posted by sboss18 8 months ago
sboss18
TheDebatingKnight are you advocating pedophilia?
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