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Mall Curfews Should Be Repealed

In Youth Rights on February 13, 2017 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

The rights of young people should be unconditional. Unfortunately, young people are the group that is most oppressed in this country. Malls have also joined in the decades long movement to oppress young people. Malls around the country have created curfews against young people. Those mall curfews say that either young people be banned from the mall or that they be accompanied by their parents. That is oppression against young people. It is a civil rights violation that should be challenged.

Management of malls don’t discriminate against race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. However, when it comes to age, management thinks it’s justified to discriminate against young people. Mall management has said that those curfews were created to prevent fights. The truth is that most young people don’t want to start physical violence at malls. Videos of young people fighting at malls is not the usual situation. Young people at large should not have  to pay for the crimes of a young people.

The real reason why those mall curfews were created is because of societal intolerance against young people. American culture views young people as a nuisance or as a group of people that is to be tolerated but not accepted. Since management of malls is composed of people from this society, they take their ageist attitudes with them and put them in the form of rules that they want implemented. It is important that young people be put into a protected class so that their rights are protected.

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Destroy the Tobacco to 21 Movement

In Youth Rights on February 10, 2017 by edwinforyouthrights Tagged:

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Unfortunately, many cities around the United States have raised the smoking age to 21. Organizations such as Tobacco 21 are to blame for this rise of oppression. I agree that tobacco is more dangerous than alcoholic beverages and Cannabis but raising the smoking age to 21 is unjustified oppression. People who work for the Tobacco 21 organization are nothing less than wannabe oppressors who see nothing wrong with taking away the rights of young adults. Those people also support the ageist drinking age of 21. This is why the Tobacco 21 organization is a hate group. A hate group doesn’t need to incite intolerance against a certain group but it can justify the oppression of a certain group.

The movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an ageist movement against the rights of young adults, no matter what the purpose is, because it means that they are trying to take a right a way. Smoking cigarettes is a right for people who are at or above 18-19 years old.

Everyone knows that tobacco is a harmful drug. This means there should be a major policy overhaul. Tobacco should be reclassified as a harmful drug in the federal drug schedule. Second, tobacco products should be banned from being sold in stores or gas stations. Hookah bars should be closed.Third, factories which make cigarettes should be closed. Tobacco fields would still be legal.

This would not be a ban on cigarettes but cigarettes would be harder to find. Smoking cigarettes should still be legal. The minimum age to smoke cigarettes should be 18-19. This should be a policy idea if the anti-smoking movement wants to reduce harm from tobacco. The lessons of Prohibition shouldn’t be forgotten which is why cigarettes should not be illegal. There are limits to restricting personal freedom, which is what the anti-smoking movement refuses to acknowledge.

Instead, anti-smoking organizations want to raise the smoking age to 21. That is oppression. What a young adult does to her or his body or mind is the concern of that person. No government, no company or no person who the young adult doesn’t know can restrict civil rights. Tobacco is harmful but the rights of young adults should be equivalent to the rights of older adults. This means that the policy idea of raising the smoking age to 21 is nothing more than a policy idea to serve up good feelings for the people who work for those organizations. The movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is totalitarianism. Young people should not be bound to elected officials and organizations who can determine what the rights of young adults should be.

Either tobacco is banned from stores or tobacco remains legal for all. Nothing else is justifiable.

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Posters in Support of Bigotry

In Youth Rights on December 24, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

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In Washington, D.C., there are posters in bus shelters in support of the ageist drinking age. The posters say “the legal drinking age is 21”. That is hate speech. That drinking age is age discriminatory against young people who are 18-20 years old. Supporting a discriminatory law is also supporting discrimination in general. The government and certain organizations are trying to reinforce the brainwashing of people of this country. Their aim is to reinforce the ageist drinking age of 21. The reason why the drinking age continues to have high support is because of the government and organizations. From the government, it is from websites, such as dontserveteens.org. Ageist organizations include the Century Foundation and MADD. Shamefully as well, alcoholic beverages companies donate to them.

People in the U.S. should be past supporting an age discriminatory drinking age. The drinking age should be lowered to 18. Young people should have their civil rights recognized. This includes not only with alcoholic beverages but with getting hotel rooms and Cannabis. The legacy of a hate group, MADD, implementing an ageist drinking age in the 1980s deserves to be gone. Organizations which go around putting posters in support of the drinking age are shameful organizations. Those organizations are trying to support the oppression of young adults who are 18-20 years old. Junk science and ageist bigotry also continue to support the drinking age. Instead of posters in support of this oppression, there should posters in support of the civil rights of young people. However, I think this is above most Americans in this decade.

 

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Youth Rights Referendum

In Youth Rights on October 28, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

On the same day as the Presidential election, there will be a referendum in a Massachusetts town to lower the drinking age for beer and wine to 19. The referendum is non-binding, but it is a step in the right direction. The youth rights activist who petitioned for the referendum is a supporter of the National Youth Rights Association. I give credit to this activist and to the National Youth Rights Association. We in the youth rights movement want the referendum to pass but we live in a society which is against young people.

For decades, the media has been showcasing negative stereotypes against young people. News outlets prefer to call out the crimes of young people while the crimes of middle-aged people are ignored. TV Shows portray young people as a troubled group of people. The government has also been against young people. Since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act is a federal law, the government has created propaganda in order to prop op that oppressive law. As a result, a majority of people in this country see young people as less than human beings. A majority of people see young people as a group who ought to be restricted in every aspect of life. These are the conditions which would make such referendums fail.

I do not wish to see the referendum fail but I believe this will the result. This is a society, regardless of ideology, which believes that young people should have less rights. Young people who are 18-20 years old have every right that a person who is 21 years old should have, including: drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking Cannabis, smoking cigarettes, gambling, getting a hotel room, getting a credit card and getting married without parental consent. Those are the some of the objectives of the youth rights movement. We need to protect and expand those rights. Otherwise, young people will be living in a totalitarian state of mind.

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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.