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View Diary: Why Don't People My Age Vote? (140 comments)

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  •  Part of it is we need younger politicians (0+ / 0-)

    I'm 23 myself, and I think a big problem is that our politicians are so much older than ourselves. For all these young people entering adulthood, they still have a strong sense that those older than them will take care of the problems, much as they took care of them when they were children. I don't think anyone thinks this overtly, but it colors our perception of the world around us. Having politicians a generation older than us reinforces this thinking, that the world is still to be run by the older generation and they'll take care of us.

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