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Letter to the editor: Why the interest in giving 16-year-olds the right to vote?

To the editor:

There are laws that you can't buy hard liquor until you are 21 years of age.

There are laws that you can't buy weapons until you are 21 years of age.

There are laws that you can't buy cigarettes until you are 21 years of age.

(Stevens County also may enact that law.)

There are laws that you can't be tried in an adult court for many crimes unless you are 18 years of age.

Why? Because studies reveal a person's brain is not fully developed until about 25 years of age.

So, why are liberals and many Democrats seeking to lower the voting age to 16 years of age?

Is it possible they feel they can mold their malleable minds at age 16 to vote Democrat, and remain a Democrat, then, for life? A thing they can't do when a mind is not fully developed.

Ted Storck,

Morris

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