By Anne Hendershott Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego. Anne Hendershott teaches the “Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Gangs” course at the university and writes about youth alienation. In the wake of the Columbine tragedy, we continue to look for easy answers to ending youth violence.
Category: Your Rights
Articles and editorials about your rights.
Recite the Declaration of Independence instead of the Pledge
The Pledge of Allegiance court case is a blessing in disguise, by providing a temporary delay. It allows the fight to widen against the entire Pledge, not just two words. As a libertarian and a lawyer, too, I am spearheading the next court case as a pro bono service to the public to liberate Americans […]
On the Fourth of July, We Celebrate the Old U.S.A.
Federal abortion bill attacks interstate abortions
Jersey politicians demand another student pledge
Principals and politicians donâ€™t seem to understand the law. Students do not have to recite the pledge of allegiance or probably anything that resembles a pledge. Nonetheless, the New Jersey State assembly passed a bill that will require all government school students to recite portion of the Declaration of Independence everyday.
Selective service violates your rights
The Prison of Childhood
Childhood is a totalitarian regime, and schools are the mental concentration camps. Education is described by the mis-educated as real-life preparation; in actuality, schools train people to accept a society where the government and other institutions tell us what to think and do. Experience is the best teacher, and the purpose of school is to […]
Armed students are safe students
You may skip the Pledge of Allegiance
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that government schools couldn’t force students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States. Schools get around this ruling by asking but not forcing students to recite the Pledge monthly, weekly, or for students in Mariner High School, on a daily basis.