I would like to propose a political compromise that could help advance domestic tranquility and improve the quality of American government. Simply put, the voting age should be put back at 21, and as compensation, the drinking age should be lowered to 18.
The vast majority of people my age are entirely unqualified to so much as comment on politics, much less vote. Most 18 year-olds should probably not be drinking but they drink anyway. It is not possible to prevent underage drinking but it is possible to prevent leftist kids from voting. Some youth may object to their disenfranchisement but I think that most of them will accept easier access to beer as a trade for the right to participate in the democratic process. As an added bonus, legally drinking youth may develop a greater respect for the rule of law once they no longer need to routinely violate it. For the sake of the country, let's have less voting and more drinking!