Reason number one is suggested by the simple phrase, "kids are the future of the world." And in truth, we are. One day we will inherit the world and all that has been done to it. So is it not fair to ask that we have a say in what happens to it? If we really are to take charge of this country, should we not have a say in what condition it will be in when we receive it?
All around the country, at the age of 14 (with parental consent), kids are allowed to go to work. Because they go to work, they receive a paycheck, and with this paycheck they are required to pay taxes. This is my second reason. No taxation without representation! By denying 14 year olds the vote, Congress is destroying one of the foundations of our country! One could possibly say that we are represented by our parents, but this is not true. If it were, then political opinions would not have changed for centuries because children would have had the same views as their parents. This means that we would still be under British rule. To combat that argument one could also point out that at the age of 18 we are allowed to follow whatever political party we wish, regardless of what our parents are members of. But if we are so willing to change parties at the drop of a hat, does that not mean that our parents do not represent our political opinions?
The final reason is based on the idea of no taxation without representation. On July 1, 1971, the 26th amendment was adopted to the US Constitution, giving 18 year olds the right to vote. They were given this right because, being drafted into the military, they convinced Congress that denying them the vote violated a basic moral principle, expressed by their slogan, "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." But being drafted into the military without the right to vote was not illegal, just like taxation without representation. Both of these situations, though, are highly immoral. If 18 year olds were given the right to vote for being in the military, shouldn't 14 year olds be given the vote for being taxed, a founding principle?
Now, one might also ask us, "Provided the vote was given to you, who would you vote for?" And honestly, we would have no answer. Our lack of answer may make one think that we are ill-informed of the political world, and that we should therefore be denied the vote. But this is not true! Our lack of answer is not due to our ignorance of the political world but to a lack of caring. Why should we care about something that doesn’t concern us in any way? We aren't involved, so we don’t listen. But if we are given the right to vote, then we will listen, and then we will have an answer for you.