14. It’s in the essay. There are also exceptions to 18 as a marriage age and two states actually set it higher. Another standard could be: old eough to work the machine, old enough to vote. Bear in mind you don’t necessarily have to be able to read or write to vote either!

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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