"In fact, they shouldn't have any strong opinions. The only opinion they're allowed to have is to do their responsibility."

Okay, what? What you're saying is that opinions suddenly appear at eighteen? We're not the slaves of your opinions. We don't have to always agree with you. We're not robots, okay, so stop getting worried if we argue with you. When you say "Don't talk back", it's not because I'm being rude, it's because I don't have the same opinion, the same side of the story as you. It's an excuse because you don't have facts to support why I should agree with you. 

"You don't know what love or hate is."

So I never loved you? I never loved that bird I had? I never hated the person who lied to me for a year? Does love and hate suddenly become a gift at eighteen? 

"Children shouldn't keep secrets."

You're saying that we're not mature enough to keep what we feel inside? Well guess what? Maturity is not defined by a number. And I feel like it's because you don't trust me. That makes me not trust you. It's like you're teaching me not to trust people. And secrets are human. We don't have to tell you every bit of our life. I know it's because you care about me, but if you never let us practice our own thing, then how are we ever going to develop stronger maturity?

"You have to do what you're told."

Has it ever occurred to you that what we're told isn't always the morally right thing? Has it ever occurred to you that we're not robots?

Thank you. 

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Where did you get the "Children shouldn't have political opinions" quotes from?

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but u can call me ever

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i sort of feel like voting shouldn't be age based, i feel like maybe it should be based on your understanding of politics, so like, a three year old who thinks that the world is perfect maybe wouldn't vote because they cant yet understand politics and law and war and stuff, but maybe there is a thirteen year old who has a very good understanding of all that and knows the candidates objectives and goals. if there are people out there like that, then they have just as much right to vote as an eighteen year old because the know what they are doing. right?

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i sort of feel like voting shouldn't be age based, i feel like maybe it should be based on your understanding of politics, so like, a three year old who thinks that the world is perfect maybe wouldn't vote because they cant yet understand politics and law and war and stuff, but maybe there is a thirteen year old who has a very good understanding of all that and knows the candidates objectives and goals. if there are people out there like that, then they have just as much right to vote as an eighteen year old because the know what they are doing. right?

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@Catangel. I think they restrict it because until a child becomes an adult, your parent has full custody over you.

 

They could make you vote for someone, or they might make it so you can't vote.

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You can't prove anything beyond your senses, and your senses can't be confirmed as true. Therefore, nothing can be certain. Things not proven to be real are assumed unreal. They can't have meaning or matter. Nothing matters.

Well, Salty, your name doesn't lie, but don't you think calling half of society a "horse-donkey female dog" a little extreme?

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 the devil he's evil, no need to proclaim

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but u can call me ever

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I'm a bit extreme in my opinions, I admit it. This is a subject I feel strongly on.

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You can't prove anything beyond your senses, and your senses can't be confirmed as true. Therefore, nothing can be certain. Things not proven to be real are assumed unreal. They can't have meaning or matter. Nothing matters.

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come on adults just rightfully know more then us on some topics of chourse kids should be allowed to have a political opinion but come on we don't put laws into place that are made by kids for a resone 

saying aduts talk like you make them sound in your post is rude how would you like it if parents were like 

oh my daughter ( yes she is a girl ) identifys as a bigender/foxkin she read it all of of tumblr and is dooming herself to a life thinking her sexuality is a gender and she is part fox 

acualy that sounds kinda logical when you think about it and a lot of people realy think like that 

but it would still be rude 

show some respect 

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we are a online community there is a difference

 

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Fightingstrong-

I am not disagreeing with you, but the way you worded your opinion can be considered rude in itself.

Is it wrong for kids to just be kids? I believe that we are all entitled to have our own opinions, no matter how rude, disrespectful, offensive, or ungrateful they are seen as. 

I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just stating my opinion. Call me rude if you want. I don't really care.

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Well, Fightingstrong, morality isn't based on age either. You learn something new everyday, hm?

And I'm not saying they don't know better-- most of them do, but that still doesn't give them the right to control us. 

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 painted with a dark stroke, dirty on the canvas

 creation was holy, we chose against it

 the devil he's evil, no need to proclaim

 it's the choices we make that bring glory 

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but u can call me ever

twin = ayita !

I agree with almost all these posts. Finally people are actually waking up.

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This is beautiful. Whenever an adult says one of these things to me, I'm just going to show them this post

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*applauds Ever*

 

Actually, in the Convention of the Rights of a Child, Article 2 is:

1. States Parties shall respect and ensure the rights set forth in the present Convention to each child within their jurisdiction without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, colour, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.

2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the child is protected against all forms of discrimination or punishment on the basis of the status, activities, expressed opinions, or beliefs of the child's parents, legal guardians, or family members.

 

Article 12.1:

States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.

 

Article 14.1:

States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

 

All that was copy and pasted straight from a UNICEF link. Therefore, we really have the right to opinions and thought. Society just does not acknowledge it.

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@CJ

Too bad I live in Canada.

Ah, who am I kididng, we probably have those same laws.

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omg i can relate to every single word in that post.

-wipes away tear- its so beautiful

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 painted with a dark stroke, dirty on the canvas

 creation was holy, we chose against it

 the devil he's evil, no need to proclaim

 it's the choices we make that bring glory 

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but u can call me ever

twin = ayita !

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oh yeah!!!show'em!we aren't robots!

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THANK YOU. I'm not eighteen yet, but I can make my own decisions! I can think for myself! I know what love is, because there are people in my life who I care about! I know what hate is, I feel hatred for people like terrorists!

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pinkpuma175

i agree

like in my city recently there was a voting thing with whether or not 16 year olds could vote in city matters

and my mom was saying "children don't have any political opinions"

since my sister didn't know who the mayor of the city was

like seriously i have strong opinions for stuff and im only 13 (not saying that 13 year olds should vote)

us kids are the future

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Yes!! We have brains we have thoughts we have our owns opinions. Do they expect us to follow them around and just nod and smile at everything they say?

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THANK YOU!!!!! I'm the oldest child in my family so not only do I get treated this way, but whenever I do anything wrong my parents act like "oh I never would have done that to my mom/dad when I was your age" or "my mom/dad would have smacked me if I talked like that to them" like NO!!!

You were not, I repeat WERE NOT, perfect as a child. Stop. I totally agree with everything you said in that post, spiritdreamtime38. And next time either of my parents says anything like this, I'll show them this post. So basically, thank you for providing us SAMBers with this highly valuable proof that people under 18 (notice how I said people, not children) have opinions.

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Omg sorry I got your name wrong I looked back at my post just now and realized it's spiriteddreamtime38... I'm really embarrassed now... sorry.

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@CatAngel: Your idea is noble, but (no offense) impractical. Laws require concrete standards or they can't be followed. There is no concrete standard for maturity, wisdom, or political awareness, so that cannot be the standard for voting. Were there to be some sort of test you had to pass, that would be more reasonable, but such a test could be tweaked until it's almost impossible to pass. There is no perfect standard, but eighteen is good because it's concrete and that's when people are generally mature (or least not immature), they've seen a bit of the world, and laws are starting to affect them personally instead of just their parents. It's also a good standard because people generally don't pay taxes before then. There's a saying that only taxpayers should be allowed to vote, and I mostly agree with that, since they're the ones paying for the government in the first place and because they're the ones affected by tax laws (duh). If you want to influence legislation but you're not of voting age, you can write letters to your congressmen and let them know what you think. I've found that it's the vocal few and not the silent majority who get laws passed, so by speaking up (especially if you pull your friends in too) you really are making a difference.

 

But yeah, kids are allowed to have opinions. If anyone ever tells you that after you state your opinion, just say, "That's an ad hominem attack. Please tell me why you think my argument is invalid, not why you think I am invalid, because when you do that, you devalue my worth as a human being. Age doesn't make you right, being right makes you right."

 

Fun fact: the voting age was changed from 21 to 18 by an amendment to the Constitution. The thought was, since you can join the military once you're 18, if you're willing to die for your country, you should be allowed to vote.

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 creation was holy, we chose against it

 the devil he's evil, no need to proclaim

 it's the choices we make that bring glory 

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but u can call me ever

twin = ayita !

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XD Thanks!

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So true

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