- 17 year olds work (and pay taxes)
- 17 year olds drive and operate heavy machinery
- 17 year olds can be tried as adults in 36 states
- 17 year olds can enlist in the miltary
As Ms. Lublin points out:
If we are comfortable entrusting these young individuals with defending our country and our honor, then they should be given the right to vote for their boss, the Commander in Chief. If we are comfortable arming them with a lethal weapon as they patrol in the name of freedom, then perhaps they’re responsible enough to be armed with the right to vote.
As the chorus grows for a lower voting age, I will try to increase my posts (hopefully daily). There is a lot going on with this issue! Let’s all get involved and play a part in history!