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Debate Score:57
Arguments:53
Total Votes:64
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should age of majority be lowered to 17

17 year old are treated the same as 15-16 year old

yes

Side Score: 28
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no

Side Score: 29
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for narrow minded people think age of majority is 18+. We expect 17 year old to act mature, but we treat 17 year old like a child or subhuman. 17 year old need to learn how to handle standard responsibility. At 16 the brain tells them that they need adult treatment. Treating 17 year old like kids, making them think is okay to act inmature. This is why Grade 12 and 13 act inmature, most of them act more inmature than their grade 9 self. because the high school system treat 17 year old similiar way as 14-15 year olds.

Side: yes
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heres a scenario What if a 16 year old guy grew up with his mental ill parent. His parents and guardians are so abusive of him making his life miserable. He move out at this age. nobody wanted to hire him or give him place because of it. He has good grades, volunteer, but cannot find work and homeless. He scrubs floors doing dishes for hours to make a living. He wants to be self sufficient, successful instead of live off with other people. He wants to move on with his life. School lunches may be the only places he can get food. He work hard for it, but he deserve less than he should deserve. The only way he can get emancipated is by court, which teenager cannot afford Why should someone unable to take care of themselves have responsibility over the children. Teenager can work as hard as anybody else, who will give youth a chance, no one.

Why should someone unable to take care of themselves have responsibility over the children. There are so many youth suffering like him. No one knows about it until they are in that situation. There got to be exception like him.

Side: yes
0 points

I'm alone here who's on my side. Why am I an only person on the yes side.

Side: yes
3 points

What the fuck does "age of majority" mean?

I usually don't waste my time chatting with first-timers, since I usually need somebody to prove themselves as being worthy debaters before I spend my valuable time giving them my various pearls of wisdom.

So here is your chance...............please explain.

Thanks.

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Side: no
SatintLater(283) Disputed
3 points

Majority=when a person is no longer a Minor (HERP DERP SLAPSHOITEYTOY:P)

Anywhoo....

No. it shouldn't be. Ideally, there shouldn't be a hard age of majority but instead should be a point in which they can make decisions and understand the full implications of their decisions. as a person who cannot do this at above the age of majority is in many cases considered Mentally ill (deficient) and receives specialized sentencing depending on the severity of the crime. and many people who are tried as adults below the age of majority were well aware what was going on, and understood that what they were doing was wrong.

Side: no
Ledger17-24(33) Disputed
2 points

are you saying that the only way 17 year old can be treated like an adult is to commit serious crime then go to prison, good 17 year old is treated like children, which good 17 year old are oppressed. It is not fair.

Side: yes
BrotherJ(41) Disputed
2 points

I usually don't waste my time chatting with first-timers, since I usually need somebody to prove themselves as being worthy debaters before I spend my valuable time giving them my various pearls of wisdom.

How can you spend time? It's not a common currency.

Side: yes
Ledger17-24(33) Clarified
2 points

that has nothing to do with the debate, and your reasoning is off topic

Side: yes
Ledger17-24(33) Clarified
2 points

age of majority means when children become legally an adult

Side: yes
2 points

I think it's really going to depend on the situation. I don't think a 17 year old has more life experience that an 18 years old, not much will be gained in that one year to really call someone an adult. But I think in the event of crimes...hm. I don't know. I think if you commit an "adult" crime such as first degree murder, then you probably should be tried as an adult. But only if it's such a horrific thing as first degree and really it has to depend on the reason. I know that is a huge legal loophole and doesn't make much sense but ok well...in the case of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, though they were 10, their crime was so horrific they should have been tried as an adult.

There are multiple cases of children and young adults who have committed crimes so atrocious they shouldn't be handled with kid gloves, I just can't stomach reading to point out more names.

The age of enlisting for the military is 18, at least in the US because that is the age of adulthood, I'm not sure that should be lowered any more either.

Side: no
Ledger17-24(33) Clarified
2 points

but some countries enlist 17 year old in the military. Average human has adult body by age 17.

Side: yes
Mint_tea(4623) Disputed
3 points

But not the brain for it. The rational part of the teen's brain isn't fully developed until about 25 years old. Having the body of an adult means nothing if your mind isn't keeping up with rational thought.

Side: no