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Not All Teens are Begging for their Rights to be Taken | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 18, 2018

What do you think will be the result on society, when generations of children have been brought up indoctrinated to think that it is normal for the government to search them, monitor them, question them, and dictate every second of their day?

But the theory behind free-range parenting has merit. It is based on the science that says coercion leads to psychological problems….

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/not-all-teens-are-begging-for-their-rights-to-be-taken/

By Joe Jarvis

Authoritarianism creeps in from seemingly unlikely places…

And yet the media has manipulated teens into marching not to have their human rights restored, but to take more of their rights away. They want to make sure no one under 21 can protect themselves.

This again is one of those things that sounds like a reasonable idea.

“Teenagers are unstable, we don’t want them having guns!”

Of course, 15-year-old gang members already seem quite capable of getting guns. And basically any 15-year-old in America can get cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs.

So instead of protecting “kids,” and protecting society from “kids,” these rules serve only to infantilize teensIt is a spiral–as teens are more restricted, they lash out in protest, which is used as further evidence of the need to restrict them.

“Disturbing Schools” and “Disorderly Conduct”

Teens are deprived of their liberty by being forced to attend public schools. And while forced to attend, they are subject to arbitrary and vague laws.

In South Carolina, almost 10,000 students under 16 have entered the criminal justice system due to laws against “disturbing schools,” and “disorderly conduct.” Ironically, students over 16 were not included in the statistics because they were charged as adults. So they don’t have the rights that adults have, but they can still be treated like an adult by the criminal justice system.

Students were charged for things like recording a school resource officer pulling a girl from her desk, throwing her to the ground, and handcuffing her.

Students sued with the help of the ACLU. The court found that the laws chill freedom of expression and present a credible threat that students will be prosecuted for exercising their rights in the future…

Schools are starting to look more like jails. What do you think will be the result on society, when generations of children have been brought up indoctrinated to think that it is normal for the government to search them, monitor them, question them, and dictate every second of their day?

Removing arbitrary laws like the ones in South Carolina is a great start, but it doesn’t get at the deeper problem. But there are other positive signs that solutions are brewing to cure the underlying disease.

Free Range Parenting

Utah passed a law to clarify that parents cannot get in legal trouble for allowing their otherwise well cared for children some autonomy. For instance, if a child is not otherwise neglected, allowing them to walk to school and play alone at the playground at an appropriate age cannot be considered child abuse or neglact.

This cuts to the core of the problem because parenting styles that are not as mainstream cannot be considered illegal.

But the theory behind free-range parenting has merit. It is based on the science that says coercion leads to psychological problems….

The government wants government coercion to be accepted as a normal in your government controlled life-MCViewPoint

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