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A recent letter writer believes returning the voting age to 21 will help quell the "marching madness" and "feel-good rampages." According to the April 1 letter, citizens under 21 are "kids" not thinking on their own yet, and they are being manipulated. The voting age has been 18 for nearly 50 years, and being 61 I have had this privilege my entire adult life.

I don't know the letter writer's political leanings, but my guess is that he is not as much concerned that under-21 adults will vote, but how they will vote. His views apparently center on the gun control issue, but that alone is not a reason to change the voting age. Many men and women between 18 and 21 work, pay taxes, have families and contribute to society in myriad ways.

Mark Ashmann, Griffith

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