2 October 2012
A Constitutional Change
The United States of America is a great and prosperous country due to the hard work and sacrifices made from our forefathers. Historical figures from the past have created important and world changing documents that have deeply impacted America as we know it today. One of these important documents that was formed was the U.S. Constitution. Although the Constitution has positively changed many of American lives, there are some possible changes that could be made to the Constitution to benefit the current America that we live in today.
The U.S. Constitution contains many fair and valid articles that have helped to keep America functioning the way it is today. Although one amendment that could have been argued on September 17, 1787 was Amendment 26, voting age set to 18. When the Constitution was formed, the articles and amendments in the Constitution may have pertained to America’s future but it primarily focused on the condition that the U.S. was in back in the 18th century. Times have changed since then and people have changed as well. By law the age of eighteen considers that person an adult, although that does not inquire that the person will necessarily think as an adult does or make proper decisions based on needs rather than desires.
The right to vote is a very important matter and requires citizens of the United States to make adult decisions when choosing their next president. This current society does not have the motives for the needs of the country that eighteen year olds once had. This countries’ new “adults” lack the maturity and motives that few have in this country which we are so desperately in need of. If the 26th Amendment was altered and changed to a voting age of 21 then it opens a door of opportunities for America. With Twenty-one year olds having more intelligence, knowledge, and maturity than eighteen year olds, it can possibly put the right president into...