weather or not age should be a limiting factor
Older people will be more inclined to make better decisions due to these things. The stages into adulthood are primarily a learning experience, and to allow those in these stages power that would could only normally be possessed by adults would be not only dangerous to the children, but also potentially dangerous to those around them.
For example, if alcohol had no age limit, teenagers and adolescents may be more inclined to make more poor decisions with alcohol. It is even worse when factoring in that the affects of alcohol are dangerous to people who are not fully developed.
In order to insure a safe society, and insure the well being of those who are not yet adults, it is best that age limits be appropriately laced.
It’s not just in the case of alcohol. It also applies to driver’s licenses, legal sexual intercourse, smoking, voting, having the ability to consent as an adult and a plethora of many other things. These laws exist to not only protect the interest of an individual, but also to protect the interest of society. It is appropriate that there be an age limit because, to reiterate, with age comes wisdom, knowledge, understanding, maturity, experience, and most importantly brain development. A more mature brain allows people to make better decisions and think through their decisions better. This being said, it is more appropriate then that things that are risky, such as drinking or being able to get a drivers license, have an age limit on them. This age limit allows the freedom to still exist with appropriate restrictions in order to still keep society a safe place.
Laws are not based on exceptions. Just because there may be a very responsible and mature thirteen year old doesn’t mean they all are. In the same, just because there may be an irresponsible and immature adult doesn’t mean that all adults are that way. Laws must be placed on a general basis, and not on exceptional factors. Fact is, younger people are going to be more inclined to do something stupid than an adults is. That being said, age limits are still justified.
Age limits are what keep 10 year olds from driving on the street, 11 year olds from smoking and drinking, 15 year olds from enlisting into the military, 30 year old men from having sexual intercourse with 14 year old girls, and 13 year olds from voting.
I think it would be best if age limits stayed how they are.
What you are proposing does not abolish the age limit, rather it only lowers it. This arguments is therefore insufficient and fails to fulfill your burden of proof.
My opponent has dropped several of my arguments in addition to failing to affirm the resolution that age limits should be abolished.
I have given proper reasons for why the government should still keep age limits which my opponent conceded.
This resolution is negated.
I would sincerely like to thank my opponent for not forfeiting a single round of this debate.
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