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Dec. 9, 2008 Eng164w.75 Vote forVoice To become the age of eighteen in the United States today, is a significant point in ones life. At age eighteen a citizen is considered an adult. New privileges and opportunity arise due to this specific age. Purchasing of tobacco products, vehicles, houses, entry to nightclubs, and other age exclusive events are permitted. Among all of these privileges is the right to vote. The Twenty-sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “ The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” Although eighteen-year-old’s are granted these privileges, not all are utilized. Unfortunately the right to vote is often taken for granted and not used. This is apparent through some limitations given by government placed on young adults. When young adults do not vote, they have no say nor position on decisions made by government; therefore they have no voice. Statics show that Senior citizens venture to the polls to vote, at least 50% more than young adults. Realistically speaking senior citizens are tapping dancing on the ropes between life and death, so the laws that they put into effect do not have the interest of young adults at heart. For instance, Senior citizens care for laws that have to do with social security while a young person has to deal with matters like student loans. Young people bear the
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course ENG 164 at Sam Houston State University.

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