I'm curious what are your thoughts about this? I personally at this point in my life probably know more than the average American about the political process (the same could probably be said for everyone else here too ), but am denied my right to vote. The government has decided that because I am under the age of 18 I must be too stupid to vote. Why is that? What makes 18 year old John Doe's vote more important an informed than mine? What about all my friends? They don't count either. Who decided that a bunch of old people can gather in a fancy building and make decisions that affect us, without giving us the ability to vote them out of office?