Basic Rights Essay example

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Basic Rights

When the Declaration of Independence was written over 200 years ago we called ourselves free. Then came the issue with black people being slaves. Then after Abraham L. signed the emancipation proclamation, we again called ourselves free. But then women were banned from voting, after that was fixed we once again call ourselves free. But one minority still is not and they are America's young adults. The problem is that youth in America have fewer rights than adults and have their rights violated more often. They are violated more because children for one don't know many rights they have and two, they can't stand up to it. Most of these right violations occur within the public school
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If they want to drink a beer, then they'll get a hangover, and if they want to shoot people, then they're going to prison for a very long time. Another solution that is easier to do is to write a newspaper about the issue of children's rights being violated or e-mail The American Civil Liberties Union at

Curfews in American cities are increasing daily. Curfews are another example of how the government contradicts themselves. A curfew on the youth of America is ineffective and unconstitutional. Curfew laws are a terrible way to prevent crime and is draining on police resources. In defense of the government, Officer Tom Dwyer a sergeant in the Sacramento police department says, "It is an effective crime prevention tool." But if in fact curfews are effective crime fighting tools why then are they not in place on all age groups. The only logical conclusion I can draw from this type of deliberate prejudice is that it is only minors who commit crimes. Which is obviously not true. Curfew laws are not based on any acceptable law enforcement technique but instead they unjustly single out a particular age group because of a stereotype against children. These laws are also unconstitutional. The 14th amendment reads, "All persons born or naturalized in the U.S. and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

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