On Underage Voters

On Underage Voters

Washington : DC : USA | Aug 02, 2012 at 12:34 PM PDT
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There has long been controversy on the topic of the age cutoff for voters. As concerned citizens, we must dare ourselves to ask, “Where is the responsibility in legislation when those who are newly deemed ready to vote, eager to support the nation they love by expressing their opinions through multiple choice, are legally required to enter voting booths while sober?” There is no excuse for this. America is a simple society, held together by the values that built it: loyalty, hard work, tradition, booze, and a government that cannot ever be visually represented in less than four dimensions. Without any one of these pillars, society as elitists know it will crumble to the ground. High school students, so willing to join the cavalcade of representative reform, must be initiated the right way, or not at all. How many of us have walked into the local middle school or fire department to better our nation, only to realize that it is in fact our home, then walked into bathroom to calm the burn of six shots with a cold bath, pulling aside the shower curtain only to realize to our horror that we are indeed in the local middle school or Catholic church, we did not in fact close the curtain behind ourselves, and in an effort to turn on the water we have voted for someone named George W. Bush? We have overestimated our power if we as a nation believe that it is within our rights to deprive anyone of this privilege, for any period of time.

The answer is simple: lower the drinking age to eighteen, or at least eliminate it. This simple step is our only hope not only to solve the problem of rampant teetotal elections, but also to bring to light and address the greater disease: underground drunk ballot traffickers.

theKAAZchannel is based in Elmira, New York, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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