Old enough to drive, old enough to vote

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, May 15, 2010

Growing up we all learn how to make decisions. At 16 years old, we start driving. Yet we aren’t allowed to vote for the person who is going to make a change in our lives.

Driving means you have to pay for gas, and the economy is something the president influences. Not being able to have a say in the person in charge of things that affect us is unfair. If we are mature enough to make decisions on the road, I believe we are mature enough to keep updated and informed on the upcoming elections. We are also mature enough to make a decision on how we will be making decisions that affect us.

Lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 would give us a say in this important matter. Changing this would not have a negative effect, only positive.

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Randi Johnson

Albert Lea High School

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Albert Lea