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Where in the U.S. Constitution does it specifically say minors are not protected by any of the amendments?
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As far as I know, nowhere.

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BobManPerson Wrote:Where in the U.S. Constitution does it specifically say minors are not protected by any of the amendments?

hehe, it doesnt

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If it doesn't then I have a feeling it could apply to anyone old enough to have the awareness, to understand their rights etc. I mean, you wont see a baby complaining about it's rights, but maybe over the age of 12 as the kid starts to learn more they might be aware of his/her rights more deeply. I guess this could also include genius kids who know this crap at the age of 6...
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psychopath Wrote:If it doesn't then I have a feeling it could apply to anyone old enough to have the awareness, to understand their rights etc. I mean, you wont see a baby complaining about it's rights, but maybe over the age of 12 as the kid starts to learn more they might be aware of his/her rights more deeply. I guess this could also include genius kids who know this crap at the age of 6...
Just because you aren't aware of your rights doesn't mean you don't have them. The bill of rights applies to babies, minors, anyone on US soil.

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04-29-2008 02:14 AM
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Puchiko Wrote:Just because you aren't aware of your rights doesn't mean you don't have them. The bill of rights applies to babies, minors, anyone on US soil.

I knew someone would say that, but believe me, that is not what I meant, I must've said it wrong. I meant that yes it applies to everyone, but it only works for people who can make it work. You won't see a tree claiming rights or a baby fighting for the right to vote.
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psychopath Wrote:
Puchiko Wrote:Just because you aren't aware of your rights doesn't mean you don't have them. The bill of rights applies to babies, minors, anyone on US soil.

I knew someone would say that, but believe me, that is not what I meant, I must've said it wrong. I meant that yes it applies to everyone, but it only works for people who can make it work. You won't see a tree claiming rights or a baby fighting for the right to vote.

On the other hand, there are people fighting for the rights of trees (we have all heard of some pretty extreme ecological activists). Therefore, I see no reason why there shouldn't be people defending the rights of those who can not defend them themselves (this is how the mentally disable got their rights).

For example, we can fight for the rights of children. Some can't fight because they haven't achieved the point of realising stuff like their rights. Others are simply too afraid to stand up for their rights. Some are too brainwashed to understand, that was is being done to them is illegal and cruel, and that they can stop it.

The most known civil rights movement (in the anglosphere that is) is the African American civil rights movement, which is why I shall use it as an example. Some blacks and some whites fought for the rights of all blacks. Therefore, it's possible for a group of youth activists (age doesn't matter, what matters is that they're fighting for youth rights) will (in the ideal situation) bring rights to all youths.

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