Underlying the argument for lowering the voting age to 16 is the preposterous notion that a person’s accumulated maturity, demographic, and existing political knowledge play almost no part in determining their suitability to vote. Along the lines of classical western thought, voting was frequently considered an obtained privilege bestowed strictly to the responsible and contributing citizens of a given society. However, this perspective has come under scrutiny by contemporary ideas. If there is no meaningful criteria for voting, such as that listed above, then the definition of voting has undergone some serious modifications.
What do you think about voting? Is it a right, a privilege, or an obligation? Also, should certain demographics be disallowed from voting, or should it be universalized?