Category Archives: Your Rights

We’re still looking for the easy answers

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,

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

On the Fourth of July, We Celebrate the Old U.S.A.

Considering the dismal state of human rights within the United States of America, it is difficult to celebrate its existence. Rather than focus on what the country has become, it may be more fulfilling to honor what the country once

Federal abortion bill attacks interstate abortions

On Wednesday, the house approved legislation that will make it a crime for any adult, with the exception of a parent, to help a young woman evade a state’s parental consent laws by transporting her to another state for an

Jersey politicians demand another student pledge

Principals and politicians don’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

Selective service violates your rights

My nephew just turned 18. As we all know, in the land of freedom, all males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required by law to register with the selective service. I repeat, in this, the land of

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

Armed students are safe students

As a result of the massacre in Littleton, Colorado, government schools around the country will take steps to insure it never happens again.

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

Boring little town

Well, of course to start with, our town has a set 10:00 curfew for those under the age 16. But, the cops around here drive the “strip” (the place where everyone drives around and just talks to each other or