Sixteen years old are creatures of embryonic, big ideas; bound together in a bravado shell; who like to experiment and try out different things. Has life at sixteen been adventurous? Yes! I say, we want to do everything including the impossible like running faster than a Boeing 452 jet. When we try everything, we also look into politics as well as voting, why can’t we vote? We should!
Under recent laws, 16 year olds are allowed to get married and get full time jobs or even join the army, do you contradict me? If we can be as responsible to do these things, why can’t we vote? This would provide a more consistent policy on age if we are allowed. If a sixteen year old have a job and pay tax then why can’t we have a say on what our money is been used for?
Nothing is as precious in a free country than to vote for those who make the laws which we must abide on. Why do I say this? I say this because if others vote for the wrong person and may be if we had voted then the right person would have won then they make laws that would affect us and then it can affect our education. If the right to vote is undermined, what would happen to our children’s children in the future? Ah! They wouldn’t want to vote because we would have implemented in them the bad parts of politics so they would say they didn’t allow my parents to vote when they when sixteen so why should I vote? I should ask if 18-20 year olds fought for their rights to vote in the late sixties then why shouldn’t we 16-17 year olds not fight. Can you tell me? No because you are dumbfounded by the question.
Most people are always saying that we are too immature to vote, but if they are willing go out to the ballots during their own time that doesn’t sound immature to me. Plus I have seen some teens that are way more mature than some adults. Common we are eligible and we have the audacity and the temerity to vote. We must vote! Give me a hand. Are you with me? Let’s show the adults what we’re made of.