Very well known Exeweb poster
- May 5, 2009
- Hunkered down
Based on Ms Begum 15 years old is more grown up but not responsible.10 as no doubt you well know although that has nothing to do with what I posted. You do point out an inconsistency though. When is a child not a child? In order to vote you have to be 18, driving 17 (in most cases), smoking and sex is 16 and being a criminal just 10.
Going back to Ali's post, if 15 year olds of today are not 15 year olds of Ali's childhood, by implication more grown up and responsible, then why shouldn't the voting age come down?
I agree you can make a reasoned case for lowering the voting age.