Category Archives: Your Rights

Get out of mandatory schooling

This is going to be a startling post. You only have to go to school because your parents did three things and you can undo these actions. 

Scottish teenagers to vote in independence referendum

Scottish 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds can vote in the upcoming referendum on Scotland disbanding from the United Kingdom. The Scottish nationalist leader, Alex Salmond, secured this option, believing 16 and 17-year-olds favor independence. Reuters news reports England considered this a large

Teenager wins right for solo round-the-world sail

Sometime you can’t even escape oppression by boat, as a teenager in the Netherlands learned when she decided she wanted to sail solo round-the-world. Laura Decker filed for permission to miss two years of “school.”

10 rules for dealing with the police

Did you know that if the police ask you to step out of your car, you should close and lock the door after you exit? Same goes for your home, step outside and speak to the police outside your home.

Youth rights org wins $25,000

The National Youth Rights Association won $25,000 in a Facebook community giving contest! The organization received enough votes to place them in the top 100 organizations. The 100 finalists now compete for a grand prize of $1 million. The voting

Powerful quote by Ralph Nader

“We have the most prolonged adolescence in the history of mankind. There is no other society that requires so many years to pass before people are grown up … Adolescence is nurtured and prolonged by educational processes and by industry

Judge halts sports suspensions related to party

A judge temporarily halted the suspension of a student track team member who was accused of attending a party where beer was available to teenagers. The judge wrote that attending a party where alcohol was present did not constitute underage

Find your local curfew law

If your city is listed in the Book Publishing Company’s Library of Codes and Ordinances, then you can search through all the local laws in your area. Check it out.

Commentary – Strike Back By Voting

As you know, if you are under 18, you do not have the right to vote in the United States of America. Though, our government forces you to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, this country is not guided by the

Student fights weapons charge, wins

A grand jury in Randall County, Texas resisted the Columbine hysteria by exonerating an Amarillo High school student charged with possessing components of explosives. The student, James Weston Pankratz, 18, was charged with the third-degree felony in April.