Oppression in New Jersey

In Youth Rights on July 21, 2011 by edwinforyouthrights

Although I am a Democrat, I would not have voted for John
Corzine in 2009. I don’t live in New Jersey. This article is not just for me
but for everyone whose age is 20 and under in that state. John Corzine signed a
bill which requires those aged 20 and under who have a learner’s permit to
display a decal. He was an elected official who didn’t care about youth rights.
There is no good reason to require drivers with learner’s permit who are under
21 to display a decal on their car. The age of 21 is an imposter age of
majority. Why is society so fixated with the age of 21 being the minimum age to
do so many things? This shows ageism by society.  Unfortunately, the oppression doesn’t end
there. The law also requires drivers under 21 who have a learner’s permit to
obey a curfew. Anyone whose age is 18 or older should not be required to obey a
curfew because they are adults. In addition, I don’t support curfews for those
17 and under. In times of war or in emergency, a curfew applicable to everyone
is alright. The rationale behind that law’s provision is to decrease accidents
during the night. A person who has a learner’s permit should know how to drive
at night to decrease inexperience when it comes to night driving. For a person
who has a license and is not used to driving at night, driving at night is also
good for decreasing inexperience. In New Jersey, there are efforts to repeal
that ageist law and I want them to succeed. A person who is 20 or under and who
is required to have a decal on her or his car wouldn’t help them drive better. New
Jersey went too far. Graduated driving programs are important but it would have
been better if New Jersey never instituted a curfew for people with learner’s
permit, especially on those 18-20. I support civil disobedience of that law and
there have been people over there that have done that. I support their effort.
If you are angered by the law in New Jersey, you should support the National
Youth Rights Association. This organization is more powerful than some people
give them credit for. Civil Disobedience is good.


One Response to “Oppression in New Jersey”

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