The debate "Should 16 year old be aloud to vote" was started by
November 2, 2017, 2:31 pm.
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16 is when you can get a job and must legally pay income tax. By not having the right to vote they do not have any say in how much taxes they pay, thus this is taxation without representation. There are also plenty of people who are not "educated" enough but of legal age. If you had to be a certain level of intelligence to vote then you would have to ban a lot of mentally handicaped people from voting or people who never finished high school. This is more an issue of a representation, which youth is not. If anything, This would also help younger people to get into politics and increase voter turn out. The younger you start a habit the longer you keep doing it and in this case habitually voting.
Although 16 year old need to get involved with politics, IT IS BEST THAT THEY DO NOT RECIEVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE
1. Most are more concerned of what others think of them and may not use their own voice
2. Maturity Levels are lower than anything in this point in time(my self esteem); although some may be well educated and mature but just generally speaking
3. Many may not be prepared or educated enough on the topic to effectively vote for something they believe in
4.Maybe they are not ready enough, as they are still figuring themselves out(as mentioned before)
I know, as a 16 year old, that I do not want anyone in my school to vote, schools vary in maturity levels and I believe at this age, we are not ready, plus they will try and act funny to post on social media, which can really mess us what we actually strive for in the future
well I never suggested 65 year olds stop voting. I wouldn't support banning older people to vote, there are alot more factors in play then just long term economic decisions. But I believe I did raise a relevant concern, especially in light of the current situation.
but regarding your previous suggestion of only 60+ can vote (I'm sure it was an exaggerated joke, nonetheless), clearly just cause your old doesn't make you wise. trump voters established that.
The 25 rule is scientifically established regarding brain development. older brains aren't exactly tip top, although the age that happens varies greatly and you have centennials who are as sharp as they were in their 30s. 25 is the highest I would go for minimum voting age. may even go lower depending on the points made. as far as maximum age, I would just ask the older people to respect the long term decisions of those who will actually witness the consequences.
some answers on Quora would make u revise your views . i guess lol. :P
But old timers are the people who have actually seen the politics for a much longer thim than any age groups. They have more experience of life which also includes the politics of the country of which they were an active part. If not, maybe value of vote of older people should be considered as half of the value of vote of other age groups.
PS:Everyone has the right to vote
This very well be a very flawed view, and I don't have an exact age, maybe 80. but when it comes to long term policy, the ones who will live to see it's results should be the deciding factor. and one cannot seperate long term policy from most leadership positions.
It's not a completely fleshed out view on my part.
So whats the ideal voting age for you? I dont think teens like me understand politics better than you adults. We easily get convienced by what we read, hear and see through mass medias. Teens shouldnt be allowed to vote . Thats correct. But I disagree to the part that old people should be barred from voting .
I really didn't, that term has been around for a long time. however, is it fair for those who may not live long to face the consequences of the decisions they force on the those who will? especially relevant since the massive baby boom generation entering that category.
The current administration is my proof.
congratulations !!! you made a new term 'ageist'.
hell no. those are the ones who gave us trump. I think there should be a max age for voting (and driving). why should old timers (like 80 year olds) choose the future that the young people are the ones who have to live through! (unless there's a major boost in life expectancy)
Only 60+ should be allowed to vote
I don't consider anything the right calls riots as actual riots. if the hundreds or thousands of people in those protests actually all rioted, we'd have whole cities on fire with the national guard or even the army called in.
whether it's BLM or anti trump, it's a huge peaceful protest, with a handful of opportunists doing what opportunists do best. the only one that may be an actual riot (because I actually don't know the details) was the original furgeson protests before blm actually became an organisation.
And as for protests, what's wrong with protests? protests are the foundation of democracy. also protected by freedom of speech. isn't it funny that the same people crying about black, liberal, and millenial college protests are quick to defend the rights of white supremacists to do the same? -.-
Still I know quite a bit of 16 year olds, they only go with what their parents tell them. When you're 16 you still look for approval from older people, not all but some do.
True, true. you haven't seen the anti Trump protests? I look back and I see I should've said protests.
I think that 16 year olds SHOULD be allowed to vote. As one of the members of the disagreeing party has stated, at that age they are still developing,maturing. Hence, I think that it is right that as they mature, they practise their democratic rights as citizens. This will ensure that they are well ushered into the adult world and that they gain a sense of responsibility as they grow into their 'big boy pants'. This will not only get their minds set and ready for adulthood, but will also ensure that their views are considered. They will not only no longer be seen as kids, but also have a right to participate in decisions taken by the government. Thankyou.
thank you very much our school was debating about it and i strongly disagree too
scientifically speaking, the age for everything from voting to being tried as an adult should be 25, because that's the typical age the brain finishes maturing.
And technically speaking, the people who elected trump were mostly the older people so clearly something else is going on.
I'm 16 and I say no. Right now at this age I'm still figuring out who I'll be. That's really why I'm on here. Actually instead of being 18 I say people should be at least 30. It sounds stupid but people when they're 18-30 don't really know how the world works. No offense guys but I'm in a country that elected Donald J. Trump to be president. Not to mention the riots that broke out because he was elected which is juvenile.