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  • DEFINITELY-Isa Cruz and Leah Hodges

    Prohibiting the right to gather peaceably is unconstitutional. Students have a purpose for their protests, such as the National School Walkout(gun control). Students are expressing themselves. They are the voice of the future. We shall not be silenced. We have rights, just as adults do.
    -Meigs Debate Team (Isa and Leah)

  • Parents should allow us to prostest.

    Our opinions matter just as much as an adults, as we are still citizens of this country, therefore we all have the exact same rights as stated in the first amendment, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances."

  • Kids At least 10 years or older should be able to protest.

    10 and above children should be able to protest.We are living in America,the place where we should be able to express our feeling as adults are able to.The question is why not?Yes younger children might not understand but the kids that are older and study It a little bit might be able to change things.

  • Yes parents should allow children to protest.

    Even throw it sounds crazy kids have voices too we all need to express ourselves. We all our people who can change the world. Kids have opinions and can shape to show what everyone else should do. Kids have voices let them speak. People in all shapes and sizes need to talk about what they feel.

  • Yes they should be able to allow them.

    They should let them protest because we as people should be able to speak by our beliefs and talk about the way we feel. We as people should be able to express our feelings. Ok yes we are risking our lives, but they should let them. If they wanna risk their life expressing their feelings then let them.

  • Yes, children should be able to protest!

    Children should be able to stand for what they believe in, they should have their own opinions. Children shouldn’t just have to deal with what others believe own, they should have just as many rights! I do agree that children should be supervised, they don’t deserve to be in danger for what they believe in, nothing life threatening, but if they want to prove their opinion, if they want to be heard, they should be allowed to.

  • Let kid choose

    Kid should be able to protest in my opinion,If they want to protest that shows the they care for right and other people,Kids should get to make there own choices parent shouldn't always control there lives so much.If they think it's right then let them protest they should be free to share there opinion.

  • Kids can protest

    Kids can protest because they will know what is happening in the real life. Kids can't always life like a fantasy life all their life. They need to know what is happening in the political things. They can protest is they have a argument with something. Bill of rights freedom of speech.

  • Kids can protest

    Kids can protest because they will know what is happening in the real life. Kids can't always life like a fantasy life all their life. They need to know what is happening in the political things. They can protest is they have a argument with something. Bill of rights freedom of speech.

  • Brady. Children should be allowed to protest

    Think of some of the things that we would like to protest about instead of the adults. We should be able to vote on all of the things that adults can vote for like the president or getting a new law. We don't have to vote on the inappropriate things but we should be able to vote on things that are simple that don't really need thought.

  • We Want Ice Cream!

    I would not encourage my children to protest their wants or needs at home or in public. I believe there are more effective means of communication. Come to the table. Tell me what you are lacking and let us talk. I don't believe children should be brought up believing that you get what you want by pushing back and demanding. As adults I believe if we don't like what is happening in our government or community we should be more active in board and governing meetings, where we get information and have an opportunity to voice our concerns in a public forum. Go to a local town board meeting. You may be surprised to find that there is no one there but the board itself! Encourage your neighbors to go and become involved. We should be there overseeing the decision makers on school boards, town and village boards, as well as on a state level.

  • Who really thinks a child can OR should take on adult responsibilities?

    A child is unable to process all the facts regarding social and political issues, the history behind such issues and the national status/ ideologies for such sophisticated issues. It's an oxymoron. It's senseless. Not only is it hard enough for adults to hear through all the insanity on both sides, it's painfully clear most adults do not listen nor thoughtfully consider the whole gamut of the issues.

  • Are they really capable yet?

    While there is freedom of speech, the same children we are giving these rights to, are the same 78% of the teens who have consumed alcohol underage. These are the 81% of teens who have access to illicit drugs and substances. We are allowing these children into these dangerous environments of the outside world and allowing them to make decisions while, the reality is, some of these children just are not capable. It is because out of 4 million children who are neglected an abused that make up more than 5% of the population of children in the U.S. today that make neither them nor their parents capable of putting forth such efforts.

  • Are they even capable?

    While there is freedom of speech, the same children we are giving these rights to, are the same 78% of the teens who have consumed alcohol underage. These are the 81% of teens who have access to illicit drugs and substances. We are allowing these children into these dangerous environments of the outside world and allowing them to make decisions while, the reality is, some of these children just are not capable. It is because out of 4 million children who are neglected an abused that make up more than 5% of the population of children in the U.S. today that make neither them nor their parents capable of putting forth such efforts.

  • No means No

    Children's rights have gotten out of hand...These teens feel entitled. As long as they are not abused...They have freedom of speech. But as a minor and not emancipated...They should stay in school as kids. Protest all they want when they are adults...Parents should stop coddling or be fearful of their children.

  • Their destination, laudable. Their route unmapped.

    In my experience students generally have great goals. What they dont have, is an idea to get there. I notice many are misguided. Not merely by opposing discourse, but by going in goose stepping ranks. It is easy to band with friends, it is not to stand out and be willing to be the center of conflict.

  • Under the age of joining our military forces, should not be allowed to protest

    Those that are old enough to join our military rank, are old enough to protest, those that are not, should not. Protesting as an adult with the responsibility of ones awareness of risk of freedom understand that a protest is challenging authority, country or freedoms at the risk of their lives or others. Children are not held accountable to decide the fate of this country should not protest anymore than they are allowed to vote.

  • Children under the age of 17 aren't mature enough to protest.

    There's nothing wrong with teaching your children, no matter the age, about protesting. There are appropriate ways to go about utilizing free speech and standing up for what you believe. Including your minors in a protest is inappropriate, for the simple reason, children tend to follow, if taught correctly, their parents and their beliefs, not giving them their own reasons for protesting. Once the older teen years are reached and by adulthood, your children could possibly have their own views, which is the way it should be. This is the time that your young adults should be able to participate.

  • Nope. Nope & Nope

    Kids should be kids. They should enjoy their youth and not be brought into an adult agenda. One I might add that could affect their entire future. Not to mention it teaches them to put themselves at odds with other during a time when we should be promoting inclusiveness and acceptance.

  • If you take your under age child to protest and that child is harmed you should be charged with child endangerment and or abuse.

    If you take your under age child to protest and that child is harmed in anyway physically or mentally you should be charged with child endangerment and or abuse. When your child is old enough legally he or she can make that choice and hopefully do the same for their children


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