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A Country Against Young People

In Youth Rights on August 20, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

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What is the most oppressed group in the U.S? They are young people. In Jamaica, LGBT people are the most oppressed group. In Jamaica, LGBT people are murdered because of homophobia. In the U.S., young people don’t deal with physical violence but they do deal with oppressive laws and attitudes. Ageist laws that young people are encumbered by include a drinking age of 21, a smoking age of 21 in some areas, a gambling age of 21, a hotel check-in age of 21 and a Cannabis smoking age of 21. Young people who are 18-20 years old should have all the rights mentioned in this paragraph. American exceptionalism should never be a reason to defend those ageist laws. It should be agreed that there’s no logic in using the age of 21 as a minimum age. At 20 years old, a person is decades old.

The United States is a partially free country. Ageist laws such as “use it and lose it” are reasons why the U.S. is not a free country. The “use it lose it” law is where young adults may have their driver’s license revoked because they drank alcoholic beverages in their home. This is a mark of a totalitarianism. This is but one law which has been created to enforce the ageist drinking age of 21. Young people live in a police state in this country. Laws which go after young people for exercising rights they should have is why. Political parties and organizations which advocate for freedom also need to recognize the rights of people who are 18-20 years old. Ageist attitudes have made for ageist laws which is why ageist attitudes should be treated like homophobic attitudes.

 

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Oppression in California

In Youth Rights on May 6, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights Tagged:

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Liberals think that they are above bigotry. However, this is not the case regarding youth rights. Oppressive liberals are liberals who support oppression against young people. For example, they support the idea that a person must be 21 or older to smoke tobacco products. It is a public policy which violates the civil rights of young adults. Unfortunately, California’s Governor signed a bill which would raise the smoking age to 21. The legislator who wrote that oppressive bill is Mark Leno. He said that he wrote the bill for the public health. However, there’s no justification for violating the civil rights of young adults. He is one of many people in this country responsible for the erosion of youth rights.

Young adults who are 18-20 years old should have the right to smoke tobacco products in any part of the United States. However, Democrats don’t agree because Democrats treat young adults as children. Legislators and governors who support bills to raise the smoking age to 21 no longer deserve their elected office. Those elected officials have shown themselves as oppressors of young adults. The purpose of government shouldn’t be to save lives but it should be to protect civil rights and civil liberties. There’s no justification for raising the smoking age to 21 because civil rights and civil liberties come first.

If oppressive liberals actually wanted to make cigarettes safer, then they would support the following idea. They would support a federal law banning additives in cigarettes and toxic pesticides on tobacco plants. However, since Democrats believe that young adults should be treated as subjects of the government, Democrats have not supported such a law. The oppressive law in California which will raise the smoking age to 21 is an example of Democrat’s disdain for the youth rights of young adults. Shame on those legislators!

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The New Prohibition Movement

In Youth Rights on March 22, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

The movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an oppressive movement against young adults. There are similarities between the Prohibition movement of the late 19th-early 20th century and the movement to raise the smoking age to 21. Most progressives in the late 19th-early 20th century were members of the Prohibition movement. In addition, the movement to raise the smoking age is also a movement made up of progressives. There is no reason why the smoking age should be higher than 19. It can be said that progressives were the reason why there was Prohibition. It can also be said that progressives are trying to raise the smoking age.

Why is it that progressives believe that the government should restrict the rights of people and young people? One reason is because progressives believe in micromanaging the lives of people through laws. This is the opposite of freedom and micromanaging people is the path towards tyranny. Young adults who are 18-20 years old are adults. They should be allowed to make the decision if they want to smoke cigarettes or not. Progressives are also adultists in that they don’t recognize the civil rights and civil liberties of young people. This is why the movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an oppressive movement and why people should be against that movement. Raising the smoking age to 21 is also medical fascism.

Progressive ideology is an inherently oppressive ideology because it justifies government intrusion into people’s decision making skills. In order to fight back against progressive ideology and the oppressive movement regarding the smoking age, people should become libertarians.

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San Francisco and Other Oppressive Cities

In Youth Rights on March 3, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

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Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Despots at the San Francisco city council have passed an ordinance which will raise the smoking age to 21. It is tyranny when the government believes it is alright to take away the right of smoking from young adults. Unfortunately, Boston, New York City, Hawaii, Evanston, Illinois and Columbia, Missouri have also implemented this oppressive law. The movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an oppressive movement. It is a movement which does not treat young adults as adults but rather as children. Raising the smoking age to 21 is also medical fascism.

The purpose of government should be protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all people, including that of young adults. The role of government should not be to save lives. Supporters of the oppressive movement believe that young adults are not adults. Thus, it is a bigoted movement against the rights of young people. The truth is that young adults are adults and should be allowed to do what they want as it long as it does not intrude on other people. Instead, Democrats treat young adults as their objects. This is tyranny by the Democratic Party.

People should stop voting for the Democratic Party. Every place that has raised the smoking age to 21 has one thing in common; they are places in which are Democratic. Instead, people should stop voting in despots like in San Francisco in to office. People should vote for the Libertarian Party. In conjunction, people should put an end to the bigoted movement to raise the smoking age. There is no reason and there will never be a reason why a smoking age should be higher than 18-19. Young adults are adults so they should have all the rights. It is despotic city council members like in San Francisco who should be removed from office for thinking they know better than young adults.

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What Made Arrested Development?

In Youth Rights on February 29, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Some people talk about the arrested development of young adults in this country. They say that young adults are not mature enough as they were in the past. I think I have some of the reasons why arrested development started in the first place. Arrested development is an unfortunate byproduct of the modern world. Arrested development is an obstacle in fighting for youth rights because adultists say that arrested development has made young adults into children. The youth rights movement needs to fight against adultism and arrested development.

Many young people were raised in the suburbs. Many suburban neighborhoods are very detached from the cities. To get to someplace interesting from those neighborhoods would require a car. Since the dollar in the U.S. has been severely devalued, many young people’s parents cannot afford to buy their daughter or son a car. What happens to those young people? Since they cannot go to the places they want to go to, they turn to screen time. Young people are confined to the isolation of suburban neighborhoods only have one outlet and that is the internet.

Those young people do not develop enough social skills so to other people, they seem underdeveloped. The isolation of suburban neighborhoods has made young people who they are today. In addition, the internet has made them ignore other people and turn to screen time as their first friend. Without mobility, those young people are trapped psychologically. This is one reason for arrested development. We in the youth rights movement should discourage parents from choosing fragmented neighborhoods in favor of neighborhoods that are close to places in which young people can meet up in.

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A Good Bill in New Hampshire

In Youth Rights on January 8, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights Tagged:

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

A state legislator in New Hampshire has introduced a bill which allow young adults who are 18-20 years old to drink alcoholic beverages if there is a person who is 22 or older with them at a bar or restaurant. Overall Youth Rights supports a drinking age of 18 but a partial lowering of the drinking is a step in the right direction. Police departments in New Hampshire are against this good bill but civil rights and civil liberties should come first. Hopefully, this bill will become law. Elected officials should stop treating efforts to lower the drinking age as “political suicide”. It is better to be removed from office for doing something right than to perpetuate something wrong. Another legislator in New Hampshire’s legislature also supports this good bill. The movement to lower the drinking age to 18 is strengthening. We in this movement should give thanks to legislators who support lowering the drinking age since there is so much adultism in this country.

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Defeat the Oppressive Bill

In Youth Rights on December 26, 2015 by edwinforyouthrights Tagged:

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

There is an oppressive bill against young adults in Congress. The Tobacco to 21 Act is this oppressive bill. As its oppressive title suggests, the bill would raise the smoking age and the tobacco purchasing age to 21. This bill should be defeated. It is currently in committee after being introduced by a Democrat in September 2015. The smoking age and tobacco purchasing age should be 18-19 in every state, territory and municipality in the United States.

Supporters of this oppressive policy idea are ignorant of solutions to make cigarettes less harmful. If there was a law which banned chemicals in cigarettes and if this law banned toxic pesticides onto tobacco plants, then cigarettes would be safer. Commercials on TV say that 7,000 chemicals are in cigarettes but there is no movement to ban chemicals in cigarettes. Instead, there is a movement to oppress young adults when it comes to making decisions about cigarettes.

The Tobacco to 21 should never become law. The federal government should not be concerned with protecting people from themselves. The federal government should be concerned with protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of people, including young people. To defeat this oppressive bill, Democrats in Congress should be voted out of office. Democrats are more likely to support the Tobacco to 21 Act. One of my Senators from Virginia has expressed support for this oppressive bill. However, I sent him a letter against this bill earlier this year in which he stated his position.

The Democratic Party should not be supported when it comes to youth rights. Young adults who are 18-20 years old should be allowed to smoke and purchase tobacco products. Members of Congress who support this bill support the oppression of young adults. There is no other way to describe supporters of the Tobacco to 21 Act. This bill should be abandoned.

The only political party which youth rights supporters can trust with protecting youth rights is the Libertarian Party. This is a political party which understands that the role of government should be to defend civil rights and civil liberties. In contrast, the Democratic Party believes in micromanaging the lives of young adults, leading to their violations of civil rights. Shame to this bill.

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Ageist Drivel from CNN

In Youth Rights on October 19, 2015 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

CNN released an ageist program called “Inside the Secret Life of Teens”. According to the commercials from CNN, the show’s purpose is to show teens as malicious people. In reality, the only group of people who deserve a behind the scenes program are Baby Boomers. This group of people have a higher arrest rate for serious crimes than young people. A fitting program would be “Inside the Secret Life of Baby Boomers” for this reason. The reason why teens are being targeted by CNN is because TV networks want to spread false stereotypes about young people to make Baby Boomers look better than they really are. Mike Males has said this same thing over and over again. Networks bash young people because of how much ageism there is in this society.

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Political Party of Adultism

In Youth Rights on August 12, 2015 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Some of the information used in this article is from sociologist, Mike Males from youthfacts.org

The Democratic Party is an adultist political party. The Democratic Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsome, has gone from a LGBT rights activist into an adultist. He calls young adults who are 18-20 years old, children. He does this to defend the discriminatory minimum age of 21 for smoking Cannabis. The movement to legalize Cannabis has devolved into an adultist movement against young adults. When it comes to cigarettes, the Democratic Party is also discriminatory against young people. Most of the cities which have raised the smoking age to 21 have been Democratic cities. Supporters of this adultist trend are more likely to be Democrats than from other political parties.

Young people are a minority group, such as LGBT people or physically disabled people. The Democratic Party is responding to young people by discriminating against them when it comes to Cannabis and cigarettes. President Obama is an adultist. He bashes young people whenever the topic of young people comes up. The President calls young people irresponsible, immature and impulsive. To the Democratic Party, young people are scapegoats and a group to which they are oppressed.

Youth rights activists and youth rights supporters should stop voting for a political party which defends ageism against young people. The Republican Party is not the right answer here but third parties are.

 

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