Age Debates

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Age Debates by Mind Map: Age Debates

1. Legal Voting Age - Pros

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. 16 year olds already have other rights.

1.1.2. It is unfair to have taxation without representation.

1.1.3. 16 year olds are mature enough to make important decisions such as voting.

2. Legal Voting Age - Cons

2.1. Cons

2.1.1. 16 year olds are not mature enough.

2.1.2. Just because 16 year olds have the right to do some things, it doesn’t mean that they should use them.

2.1.3. Governments do things which affect every age group but that does not mean everyone deserves the vote.

3. Potential Court Motions

3.1. This House would lower the voting age to 16

3.2. This House believes 16 is old enough

3.3. This House would trust young people more

3.4. That 16 year olds are mature enough to be entrusted with the franchise

4. Context to Consider

4.1. The right to vote is one of the most important human rights...

5. Legal Drinking Age - Cons

5.1. With teens alcohol can make them more vulnerable to drug and substance abuse...

5.2. Current MLDA laws set at 21 are working because the percentage of underage drinkers has decreased since 1984.

5.3. When teens drink alcohol, they are more likely to binge drink than people above the age of 21...

5.4. Teenagers are dumb enough already!

6. Context to Consider

6.1. All 50 US states have set their minimum drinking age to 21...