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Dear Editor:

In response to the letter from Camille Cazedessus (SUN Dec. 5), I would like to add the following:

Juveniles at the age of 17 can join the military with parental permission, juveniles at the age of 18 can join without parental permission. He states that people under the age of 21 should not be allowed to vote. Hello there … but they can go out and shoot people and die for their country? Apparently they have enough white matter to do that.

“Old enough for dying but not for voting” — Eve of destruction, Barry McGuire, 1965.

I do think they should be allowed to vote if they are to die for whatever president chooses to go to war.

On another note, initially women could not vote nor could the landless or slaves.

Ingrid Dorgan

This story was posted on December 19, 2013.