Top 10 Reasons Kids Under the Age of 18 Shouldn't Be Allowed to Vote In Government Elections

Based off the list "Top 10 Reasons Kids Under The Age Of 18 Should Be Allowed To Vote In Government Elections" by BlueTopazIceVanilla.

The Top Ten

1 There are too many childish adults voting in government elections already

If kids could vote than we could change that and we could have more mature kids to vote and change that! Give us a chance to change!

Thank you so much for the list! I'd been saying over and over again that the voting age needs to be changed back to 21 (I'm 16 by the way), just because we have enough idiots not knowing politics and voting anyways as it is. - SevenTreeTool

Bull don't forget kids!

I disagree because only have of the country votes anyway. So what you are saying to me is a lie.

*Half* of the country is still well over 150 million people, you know that right? - yaygiants16

2 Kids will vote for politicians for the wrong reasons

Someone said that they know the difference between 'they're' and 'there'?
THEY DON'T.
I go to school and nobody in my class (except for a few people including me) knows the difference.

At least they're experienced to know the difference between 'they're' and 'there'.

Just imagine a very popular celebrity or music artist running for president. The last thing the us needs is a another celebrity president.

And what is the "legitimate political reason" offered by the other two candidates? Free stuff, and even more free stuff. At least Trump is giving away his OWN stuff.

3 Kids don't have authority everywhere else in life

Based on how long you can stay up doesn't matter. I'm 14 and I think that us kids can't make those decisions either - BecauseWhyNot

I can stay up until 9

That's just mean you sicko

I can stay up until 8

4 Kids voting is the last thing the economy needs

People under 18 are still a part of society and they we have political opinions too. Another reason why people under 18 should be able to vote is that they are supposed to follow the law but our opinions don't matter in making the law. Kids have the right to be heard and the kids are the future. One more reason why kids should be able to vote is that they have no say in what happens to the country they live in.

Marcus, you know you are not supposed to be on social media and it's past your bedtime! You are such an ignorant child.
- Marcus' mom

There's worse things for the economy than that But I agree with most of this list and I'm not a kid. - Cesium

Yes kids are stupid and should be protected cause we know how 3 year old act like 18 and know they will just choose the prettier comment

5 Kids can be brainwash to vote for one party opinion

Parents can force kids.

Obviously, some patmrents can even abuse their child for that

Yeah, but so can adults.

This is pretty true

6 Most kids simply can't handle the responsibility of voting

because they are immature and their brains aren't developed fully. Kids are just not resposible

Voting isn't just writing on a piece of paper, it's the decision that you make and WHAT you write down. Judging from what you just said, YES, it's probably too hard for you and I hope for the good of democracy that you never vote.

Voting isn't just writing on a piece of paper, it's the decision that you make and WHAT you write down. Judging from what you just said, YES, it probably too hard for you and I hope for the good of democracy that you never vote.

Children shouldn't vote, because most of them won't understand politics. But a lot of adults can't really handle the responsibility either. - LordDovahkiin

7 Most kids lack maturity when it comes to politics

I'm twelve and here's my lack of maturity; Donald trump should go back to the construction site to give them his brain full of bricks back. - AnonymousChick

Then you don't really understand politics. Trump is better than all liberals. - LordDovahkiin

Voting law is bull maybe kids shouldn't vote but teens sure.

I agree with AnonymousChick. I'm 11; I have no maturity whatsoever.

Anonymous Chick: Here's ALL you need to know; you know absolutely NOTHING.

8 Kids have other priorities other than politics

I dunno, maybe if all the long term effects of this election were going to be your future, like you know global warming, immigration, international relations, and many more issues... those kinds of things, then you just might have that on your list of high priority. And you know what really sucks, knowing that your future is in someone else's hands and you can barely do a thing about it. Especially this year. Let me tell you as a freshman in high school that almost every "kid" I know wishes they could do something. I have a friend going out and getting "adults" to vote even if she can't, I have a lot of friends who are scared and some who can't sleep because it's their future, I have a friend who has given speeches and afterwords people told her that they'd vote for her, a "kid", for president, I have friends who have been in political protests like black lives matter or LGBTQ+. I'm thinking if people outside our country have this election on their high priority list, the the kids in ...more

That's true and agree with that opinion

Politics rule -kj age 7

Yes
they have school and other things that they need to do

9 Kids have more intellectual ability than intellectual reasoning

Definitely. You are always true.

true

true

AHH

10 Kids do not know what’s good and bad because they are young

The Newcomers

? Kids have no experience

The Contenders

11 Kids might vote for celebrity presidents

YEAH GO JAMES CHARLES ILL VOTE FOR YOU OH YEAHH I LOVE YOU

12 Kids will base their political opinion off of unreliable sources

Actually, that is not true. You know one reason people hesitated from letting women or African Americans vote. There "owners" or husbands can convince or force them to vote. Wouldn't you call that brainwashing? If you were alive in the 1800s you could have been saying a similar thing about women and African Americans. There is a reason why these people can vote now. The 19th amendment and people deserve equality in all aspects of society.

Trust me, as much as I loved to vote when I was 10, I am afraid that other people of my age back then would easily be brainwashed by other people, especially schools.

Never use wikipedia or yahoo answers to vote kids! - Skullkid755

Like memes and jokes - Batmaniscole

13 Some kids don't know anything about politics

All kids no nothing about politics. They believe all the lies told by the liberal media. Seriously? All that college education isn't gonna stop you from being dumb. The people that run our government don't care about the American people. They don't care about veterans. They only care about Muslims and black lives trash. Obama is almost out and in prison, so are you really gonna vote for Hillary, murderer by proxy and wife and defender of a rapist and Bernie, a wannabe dictator and communist who wants to take 90% of our money, and make it worse? - bobbythebrony

I knew stuff about local politics back when I was 7, but I lacked knowledge in the national level. If I were brainwashed by gimmicks in the political ads, and other people of my age also did, then my country would have been messed up ever since. This applies to all countries.

Fox News has easily got to be the most biased news network of all time. Not even CNN comes close to how biased Fox News is.

Why do people keep trashing my wonderful list? Reasons like "Kids don't have authority anywhere else in life" and "kids will vote for politicians for the wrong reasons" are the reasons why I made that list! People need to understand that not ALL kids are immature, whiny crybabies without a care in the world. If I said every college student was a binge drinker who sleeps with someone new everyday, or that every middle-aged man was a pedo with a white van, ya'll would hate me. Kids CAN make a difference in the world, we just overlook it.
There was a point in time where whenever a woman did something big or noteworthy, then they'd be mocked for being "unladylike" or "damaging to society's structure". (I'm not trying to be feminist or anything, I just thought it was a good analogy to what we're talking about here.) Anyway, the point is, someone was tired of the crap they were getting and just decided to do something about it, whether taken literally or not. In conclusion, read the ...more - BlueTopazIceVanilla

14 They will vote based on looks but not acts

Yes that's true.

Not true almost all kids are smarter then most adults

15 They don't know what is good and what is bad.

Children or young adults may not know what reasons are good and what reasons are bad in an election. For example:Someone might say "I'm getting rid of this park to make more houses." A child may think that is good but in ways for the environment it is bad.
(I am 11 by the way)

16 Parents will pressure their kids to vote for certain candidates

dang

17 Kids are kids, let them be kids until they can't be kids

Then explain Trump.

Whats this have to do with trump

I think they are saying that Trump is a bad president and that people who voted fo rhim are like kids. Just what I think - BecauseWhyNot

Who came up with this idea

18 Kids won't even know anything about politics

Kids should know about politics, particularly because the government isn't doing very well. Three shutdowns in one year is insane, and Trump should be sent back to business. Children should vote because they will vote for someone they like and go against people they hate. But there's a major drawback-kids (based on student elections) are tempted towards rewards. Student candidates just want a longer recess (no possiblity, every district has a minimum of required instructional minutes), and that's what everyone wants. So kids would vote for the one who's gonna make America great again. Second, they would probably vote for their parents. For example, democrats would vote for democrat parents, and the same thing for republicans. If kids could vote, we could send Trump back to business in 2020 and have a long-overdue government reform, including the termination of the Second Amendment (based on Parkland).

One question, what does this have to do with trump?

True only because kids are still learning in school and have not finished learning about polotics

I understand politics quite well, thank you. - LordDovahkiin

19 It will increase the population because grown ups will want to have more kids so they have more votes on their side

This is the only one that is true.

Yes I totally agree

Why would anyone write this

as if

20 They could accidentally vote for people like Trump

True. We don't need another celebrity president.

Trump is awesome he helps the economy

Yeah

wrong

21 Some kids will just vote for who ever their friends are voting for.
22 They could be deceived into going left wing

The liberal media hates all the centrists who just happen to only platform conservatives and talk about their conservative beliefs. disgusting. my mom is in labour and I'm about to be aborted

Has anybody seen vice's new documentary called 'raised without gender'?

True

REDNECKS! REDNECKS!

23 Kids won't even care about politics and vote anyway

Some will. But if you're me or my friends, you read up on your choice, and listen to presidential speeches. - LordDovahkiin

24 Some kids will mess around with voting

so true

25 Some kids might get made fun of for who they voted for

Oof that is mean...

26 They will do what their parents say

Kids will do what their parents say because they don't know what to do

tru dat

I’m 10 and I would go the way I want to go

27 They could be deceived into going right wing

"Deceived? " The right is right. It's why it's called the Right Wing - LordDovahkiin

28 They should be carefree and happy without the weight of life on their shoulders whilst they can

I'm 13 doing a school project

That's impossible anyway. Kids still go to school, despite it being useless. - LordDovahkiin

29 Kids are not mature
30 They need to worry about home work

Says who?
kid don't need homework

31 Kids don't have life experience

Ouf, that hurts I'm 9

32 They are not matured

uh stinky

33 Kids get confused

Yes we do

34 Kids could put their country at risk based on who they voted for

no thanks

35 Kids do not watch the news so they don't know what they will be voting for and why it is important
36 It’s Their Parent's Responsibility to Care for Them.

My parents are ded

37 Sometimes people don't realise what is actually going on
38 They are ignorant even though they think they are not

uh... re

39 Kids might get bullied

They mite

I don't

40 Kids might vote for whomever their friends vote for.

Lol, we have a project and we need to do five subjects that are listed for it and this is my first one, why kids shouldn't be allowed to vote.

41 Presidents could sound good on the news and fool kids into voting for them

NO NO NO!
They do exactly that with adults too!

True

42 They might think that other adult things might be okay for them
43 They could be from redneck republicans
44 Children voting could end in disasters such as poverty and homelessness from corrupt presidents
45 Some kids have no self control
46 Kids are Immature When It Comes to Voting

BUT:
Maybe a test could be taken to see if a kid can qualify to do such? Maybe the test could confirm what position the kid can vote for.

47 Human brains are not fully developed as a kid
48 The kid usually vote for the most voted party

It's true though, we do... it's not fun being the only one to raise your hand when voting on a group name.

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