Credence2 profile image 85

Would you increase or lower the current voting age (18), if so why?


In concert with the question would you increase of lower the current drinking age (generally 21), if so why? Finally, if you accept the status quo for the legal age for voting and access to alcohol, why do you accept the age difference in the two responsibilities or obligations?

 

sort by best latest

lone77star profile image90

Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Credence2 profile image

    Credence2 4 years ago

    Thanks for dropping by Lonestar, your concern about an entitlement society taking some of the mettle from many people is understood. Even though everyone matures at different rates and some never do, the concept is otherwise difficult to codify

Veroniquebee profile image80

Veroniquebee says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Credence2 profile image

    Credence2 4 years ago

    Thanks Veroniquebee, I generally say 18 years across the board.

AlexDrinkH2O profile image86

AlexDrinkH2O says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Credence2 profile image

    Credence2 4 years ago

    Alex, I might sypathize, if the age of majority for as aspect of adult responsibility and privilege can be put at 21, including military service and the right to enter into a binding contract I would agree, a consistent age line should be drawn.