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16-year-olds must get the vote

Pain in muscles and joints? having the right To vote means having the right to give politicians our a mandate to govern on our behalf. But those who have to li

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16-year-olds must get the vote
Pain in muscles and joints?

having the right To vote means having the right to give politicians our a mandate to govern on our behalf. But those who have to live longest with the consequences of today's policies will not take part in that responsibility.

Isa Maline Tiles, Show more

the Criteria for voting rights has been constantly changing. In 1913 got women the right to vote, in 1919, could they also received fattigstøtte get the vote. Voting age has also changed: in 1920, 1946, 1967 and 1978. Each time opponents meant that just this step is too much, too far!

In 20 years, LNU worked for that more will have the opportunity to let their voice be heard in elections, and this has now been supported by the valglovutvalget. A broad panel of both scientists and politicians have advocated voting rights for 16-year-olds. Now should the Parliament follow up.

It should not follow the right to vote with the cabin Leader

the Arguments for voting rights for 16-year-olds are solid. Youth know the youth best, and in many cases is all about them. But also policies that are not aimed at young people, affecting their everyday lives. One pays taxes, but does not determine what the money goes to. There is nothing that suggests that the 16-year-olds would have had fewer things to say about society than us citizens. Rather the contrary: It is the young people who will live longest with the consequences of the policies that are adopted today.

young voices does not provide a more radical politics. In the experiments with 16-year-old the right to vote have the young people voted quite the same as the rest of the population. The voices, however different in cases in which they have to bear the majority of consequences of the policy. the

Critical to the democracy losses in this year's elections

Brexit in the united Kingdom and the Trump option in the united STATES are good examples where young people voted different than older. In Norway, attended by tens of thousands of Norwegian school students on skolestreik for the climate. Young voters will make that democracy will have to take the long lines of greater gravity, because the young taking the long-term perspective seriously.

Every step of the way to expand democracy have been met in the same way: - Not practical, Not necessary, They can interfere in other ways.

If any shall be hindered from being able to vote, so did not hold this. The burden of proof is with those who want to constrict democracy, not us, that will extend it.

It is good that more people participate in the democracy our. It is good to use your right to vote. Democracy democracy is never finished. Now it's time for the next big demokratireformen in Norway: the right to vote for 16-year-olds!

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