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All Citizens Should be Required by Law to Vote

In the United States, the legal age for voting stands at eighteen, this is an age that has been lowered from twenty-one due to statue reform. Every citizen has the right to vote, yet so many choose not to. Especially in the 2008 presidential election, the voting rate turnout had decreased steadily. There are many reasons leading to people who are not interested. This can be an issue in where people lack the understanding of politics, the schedule of people being busy and not able to keep up with what’s going on, trusting in the government and not really caring with how things are. However, since many people fought so hard to get equal rights it should be a legal requirement for US citizens to vote.

Not all of us are interested in politics, in fact if you can’t be bothered to vote, that just shows how disengaged you are. It may simply be that you don’t think your vote will matter. When you go more in dept, voters who are least well served by the system are less inclined to vote. It’s often because they pay attention but recognize that the political system does not care about them. This prevents them by not voting and ensures that the system is even less responsive. As a matter of fact, making someone vote is a violation of liberty. If you do not want to, you shouldn’t be forced to. Sometimes people may not like the candidates and that person should not vote, for he or she thinks there is no one fit to win the election. These people have their own rights.

On the other hand, not voting can be disrespectful to a lot of people. It disrespects those that fought and struggled for the right to vote and preventing themselves from being discriminated again. Just not voting is not valuing the sacrifice that most made for all of us. Alternatively, it is possible that the reasons people do not value the movements is because they feel as if they are ignored by their own history. Not to mention, it’s also not fair when it comes to underprivileged people that would give anything for the right to vote but are denied with the important opportunity that we just throw away so easy. This concludes, to show that we as people are so ungrateful, that we don’t want the chance to have a say in our own country and improve our own lives through it, but knowing if we don’t vote we end up complaining when things don’t go the way, we want it to. Another reason that we should vote is you shouldn’t have the right to complain about an issue that could already been solved. If you don’t use your voice to influence a policy in the ways you possibly can, why get upset about how everything turns out to be. Even if you feel as if voting doesn’t make a change, you wouldn’t know unless you try it and encourage people around telling them that change starts with society. Especially, if you’ve done all that you can, and no changes has been made then being critical of the government is reasonable with why things are going wrong.

The main argument about voting is people currently don’t care or usually give a behavior they aren’t being as heard as they want to. This leads to just picking randomly, which can lead to bad choices and ruin the votes that others made carefully. In the end, even though people may not vote to improve their country, this does not mean they want to make it worse it just leads to putting in some effort. As a final point, if we all voted, problems would be less chaotic and we would be able to understand and the country would be better off.

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