Children's Rights
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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Children's Rights

    1. Christine Clarke
    2. Petition by

      Christine Clarke

      Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Children born in the United States are entitled to protection under the same laws that safeguard all other citizens, as per the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Their citizenship does not come at the age of 18, but rather at birth.  So why, when they are in their homes, and in some states while in school as well, do we deny them this basic American citizenship right to be safe from the fear of physical harm (otherwise known as assault) so long as a parent, guardian or teacher is the person committing the offense against them?   This has to stop.   Children are people.  They deserve to live in freedom from the fear of personal injury too.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      * “In the last analysis, human security means a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic tension that did not explode, a dissident who was not silenced, a human spirit that was not crushed.”

      -- Mahbub ul-Haq

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    • Traevor Hackman ALPHARRETA, GA
      • 12 months ago

      US isn't a real democracy

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    • Jennica Munden PUEBLO, CO
      • 12 months ago

      Actually, it is not from birth, it is from conception; and you can't debate me on this, the law and Constitution does not establish age, gender, race, etc. Our mortal life begins at conception. Otherwise, you would not be referred to as parents until after birth.

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    • Wayne Coleman BRISTOL, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      This MUST be extended to the unborn children too!

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    • Dianne Richardson SOUTH DENNIS, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      Children are helpless without our protection.

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