In the essay "you're 16, you're beautiful and you're a voter the author Anya Kamenetz believes that if people regard teenagers as adults they will be more responsible. She suggests that the government should reduce the voting age to 16 years old. She claims that if 16 years-old are old enough to do other things like drive, work, go to school then they are old enough to vote. In addition the author argues that 16 year-old who want to vote they should first pass a simple civics course. Furthermore she emphasizes that voting is a privilege and responsibility besides a right.
Anya Kamenetz explains that in reality 16 years-old can have their credit card, as well as have experienced drinking. They are already considered as adults in some cases, so why not have the chance to vote. The author also supports her main idea by stating that if they are old enough to have a learners permit they should have the right to vote.