This is going to be a startling post. You only have to go to school because your parents did three things and you can undo these actions. Read more
Scottish 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds can vote in the upcoming referendum on Scotland disbanding from the United Kingdom. The Scottish nationalist leader, Alex Salmond, secured this option, believing 16 and 17-year-olds favor independence. Reuters news reports England considered this a large concession. There were other compromises as well, such as England demanding a single yes/no vote rather than a second question about partial independence, requested by Scotland leaders. Read more
Sometime you can’t even escape oppression by boat, as a teenager in the Netherlands learned when she decided she wanted to sail solo round-the-world. Laura Decker filed for permission to miss two years of “school.” Read more
Did you know that if the police ask you to step out of your car, you should close and lock the door after you exit? Same goes for your home, step outside and speak to the police outside your home. A video from Flex Your Rights illustrates this advice and more. For an encounter, the video shows how you should not act, then shows how you should act. If the former, the subject goes to jail. In the latter, he or she proceeds. Read more
The National Youth Rights Association won $25,000 in a Facebook community giving contest! The organization received enough votes to place them in the top 100 organizations. The 100 finalists now compete for a grand prize of $1 million. The voting begins January 15. Help them out by visiting their Facebook page.
“We have the most prolonged adolescence in the history of mankind. There is no other society that requires so many years to pass before people are grown up … Adolescence is nurtured and prolonged by educational processes and by industry that has found a bonanza in embracing the adolescent population and fortifying ‘adolescent values.’ This prolongation of adolescence robs the country of the population group having the most risk takers, and the highest ideals.”
– Ralph Nader, Speech at Harvard Law School
If someone can find the entire speech, please send us a link.
A judge temporarily halted the suspension of a student track team member who was accused of attending a party where beer was available to teenagers. The judge wrote that attending a party where alcohol was present did not constitute underage possession. The judge added that the student, Mary McAvoy was likely to win after a full hearing of the case. Read more
If your city is listed in the Book Publishing Company’s Library of Codes and Ordinances, then you can search through all the local laws in your area. Check it out.
As you know, if you are under 18, you do not have the right to vote in the United States of America. Though, our government forces you to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, this country is not guided by the statement, “in liberty and justice for all.” Instead, we are ruled by intolerant politicians who want to control all people and prefer to have complete control over those under 18. Read more
By Anne Hendershott
Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego.
Anne Hendershott teaches the “Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Gangs” course at the university and writes about youth alienation.
The Pledge of Allegiance court case is a blessing in disguise, by providing a temporary delay. It allows the fight to widen against the entire Pledge, not just two words. As a libertarian and a lawyer, too, I am spearheading the next court case as a pro bono service to the public to liberate Americans from government pushing the totalitarian Pledge. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge1.html Read more