Wow. When I turned 18, I got to register for the draft. Then I got to take a physical exam. Then I got to decide if I A. wanted to live in Canada, or B. Join the Navy and see the world, or C. Get drafted, and go to Vietnam, so I D. got rip-roaring drunk, tried to fail the physical with an industrial-strength hangover, passed it ANYWAY, and joined the Navy.
I want to point out that I WASN'T able to try to vote out the politicians who got us involved in S.E. Asia, because even though I COULD legally die for my country AND get legally drunk, I COULDN'T vote!!!