In the beginning of this country, one had to own land in order to vote. Later, one had only to live here – and be an adult.

Back then, by 18 one was an adult. High school was not universal. Later, at 21 one was considered an adult, could sign a contract, and vote.

Currently, few people function as an adult by 21. The car rental companies know this, and charge more for drivers under 25. The healthcare

industry has acknowledged it, covering youngsters until they are 26.

Basically, as society became more complicated, one needed more education or experience in order to function as an independent adult.

But they can still vote at age 18 or 21. That’s a real problem, of course. It is as if the children are running the household.

By the editorial staff of


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