Dear Donald Trump,
Believe it or not, younger teens these days really do care about politics and what goes on with our government. Including me, over the past year I have been really into learning about who our next president will be and how it will affect our future. It seems that other teens also share the same feeling as I do, even by looking at something like twitter there are a lot of political topics that teens talk about and share their opinion on, but their opinion doesn’t really affect anything because they can’t vote. Now that we are passed Election Day, we know who the president will be. You, Mr. Donald Trump. I am writing you because I believe younger teens(14-17) should be able to vote in some way, shape, or form.
In some countries like Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and England the voting age is 16. I think that is an appropriate age for the U.S. considering that it is a law that kids have to attend school from kindergarten to 12th grade. Which means that all kids should have the proper education and be able to make their choice on voting day by age 16. Considering that England is ranked higher than us in education(6th in the world), I would think that they're doing pretty good with their age limit at 16.
Another reason teens should be able to vote is the completely different point of view we have on the world. We live in a different age and things what you do can affect us differently than people older. Our lives right now consists of us looking for jobs, trying to get into a good college, and planning our lives out. What you do now affects our future more than people whose lives are already in place. When you're 18 you already have made so many decisions that voting won't make as big of a difference as it would for people who are just starting to plan their lives out and get on track for success. That's why us younger teens who are planning our lives out should be able to vote for the things that are going to affect us the most more than anyone.
Us teens have a very different view on life, politics, culture, and problems. That's why I think you should change the age of voting in the United States from 18 to 16. If were able to drive I think we should be able to vote. After all what we do as a country affects us the most. We should be able to control our future and changing the age will put us in more control of our lives.
Thank you Mr. Trump for taking the time to read and consider my letter to you. I hope that you can make a change for us younger teens and do what you think is the best for this country.
Metea Valley High School