Those 18 and over in the United States get to vote. It's a right and privilege that separates adults from non-adults. Yet, those 18-29 have the lowest voter turnout. Those 18-24 still living with their parents -- there are plenty -- voted at a rate half of what their parents did.

"Our voting-age offspring need to be reminded, one more time, that past generations of young people their exact age were called on to die for our country; all they need to do is remember where their polling place is located," said columnist Lisa Heffernan. "Not voting is not acceptable. It is not all right that they take a pass on carrying the torch of democracy into the next generation. Just not good enough."

For those 18- to 24-year-olds who are not completely independent, Heffernan's advice is for their parents. Parents still help their adult children by letting them live at home, paying for their tuition, cell phone plans, Netflix and internet. And, in order to "ensure that they have access to [parents] continuing support and Wi-Fi," all young people have to do is vote.

"You will vote in every election, and you will have a good attitude about it," she said. "No complaining on social media that you are only doing it because we, your parents, insisted. And here is the deal: No vote, no cellphone. No vote, no Netflix password. No vote, don’t even ask us to treat you like adults, because adults vote."

Heffernan also takes the time to combat common reasons why young people don't vote, including:

1. I don't like the candidates -- No one does.

2. Nothing is at stake -- The future is, and those who vote won't be around long enough to live with the consequences.

3. I don't know enough about the issues -- That's on you, especially when it comes to being "the most well-educated generation in history."

4. I don't like what's going on in Washington -- Then vote.

5. My candidate lost in the primary -- "Get over yourself."

6. "Voting is so 20th Century" -- "Get your paper ballot, punch a hole in it, and just be grateful that you never had to suffer the agonies of living in the pre-digital age."

7. Voting takes too long -- "Just go."

Those who do vote understand that it's a right and privilege not to be taken for granted. But, clearly many millennials need a little more motivation than get-out-the-vote campaigns and PSAs. At least Heffernan's idea is a lot better than lowering the voting age to 16 or 17.