All Citizens Should Be Required by Law to Vote Essay

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word 'vote' as a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or show of hands. This word is not directed at any person between the ages of 18 and over, so it is fair to say that it is directed at any person of age. This word does not aim it at the free people of this nation, so it is a fair assumption to state that it is for everyone that walks around and those that are detained. So why is it that the law restrict a word that is meant for everyone? How is it fair that British citizens under the age of 18 are not allowed to vote or those convicted persons who are detained in correctional institutions are not either? Personally, I believe this is something that seriously needs to be dealt with. Children or young adults are not allowed to vote. The reason that people give for this is because they do not know much about politics. This is not exactly true, kids get a hands-on experience with politics everyday. Kids strive to become popular by winning people over. In politics, you have to become popular and win people over if you want to get their vote. Is there not a similarity here? One other reason that goes towards why children are not allowed to vote is that they do not see the world like adults see it, they do not see the hidden truths that life hold. These naive souls may not see the world in which we do, but they see their own unique perspective on everything in life and is this bad? Children will lose this perspective once they become adults. So why not let children vote now while they still have this unique perspective on life? Besides, isn't that what people running for office want? A variety of unique voters? Politicians who are running for their positions say that they listen to what the public has to say" and "we care about what the people

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