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The Democratic system has long been withstanding in our country and wetake pride in a system that represents the will of the people It isempowerment for citizens - the power of voting is the power of changeits the power of making a mark in history and voicing your opinionsWith such a government voters possess a significant responsibility ableto impact the country as a whole but when abused can yield undesiredrepercussions In the United States youth are granted the ability tovote at age eighteen Many people argue that this age should be loweredbut evidence clearly constitutes the alternative - raising the votingage instead At this age youth are undergoing a transition in theirlives and today many are still living at home with their parents Thisis also the period in which an eighteen year olds brain is stilldeveloping and fully developed judgement skills are still years away Young voters simply dont have as much at stake compared to oldervoters and this can inflict negative consequences on our system ofgovernment when it comes to electing a president Voting is a seriousmatter It is what makes a democracy and must be taken seriously by allvoters Raising the voting age would not mean taking away the right tovote but rather increase the quality of the votes going towardselecting a new presidententy-four in the United States today and in recent years have countedfor almost ten percent of the total votes in a Presidential election With todays youth of America not prepared for this privilegesomething must be done America at least needs smart voters Americaneeds voters who have developed judgement opportune knowledge and anunderstanding of the real world therefore I propose that the votingage be raised to twenty-five Young peoples votes will affect adult citizens that have to deal withthe real world every day while youth do not yet have to face thesechallenges Most recently the current economic conditions have affectedyouth in a negative way
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