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Op-ed: Liberal Agenda Brings Double Standards, Young Adults Are NOT a Social Experiment

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When you take a step back and look at our society with fresh eyes, you will find double standards when it comes to children...

When is a person, a person? When is a human, a human? When is an adult, an adult? Governments across the USA create law after confusing law when it comes to the legal and constitutional rights of young adults. One law treats them as if they are a fully developed adult capable of making life-altering decisions while at other times they are treated like kindergartners incapable of crossing the street without holding mommy’s hand. More often, the governments are seeking to supplant the biological parent(s). Before the automobile was created, it is said that the teenage culture did not exist.

For thousands of years, children were expected to practice and master skills beside their parents. Therefore, enabling the children to have a separation of childhood and adulthood with an apprenticeship period. In this day in age, young adults are expected to act like adults in certain instances, but a child in other situations thanks to the advancement of technology.

Misguided laws state teenagers are old and wise enough to learn about mating habits in public school and act on them at their discretion. However, if they willingly choose to be with an 18-year-old, their partner could potentially face charges making them a sex offender even if they are later married by the same judge who convicted their spouse in the first place.

After they find themselves pregnant, teenagers can obtain an abortion without their parent’s knowledge or consent. If the fetus is older than three months, their baby is dismembered in a horrendous way. I understand it’s your choice, your body. I am not advocating to take away your choice; I am pointing out the inconsistency in the laws. I will not personally force a person to keep a baby or personally help them murder their offspring. If a teen is old enough to commit legal in-womb homicide without their parents’ knowledge, then why do you penalize them for dropping their baby off at an orphanage or dumping them in the trash? These new adults are judged as a full adult, but not when the offspring is in their womb.

Yet, young adults are incapable of giving consent for a tattoo or piercing which is also a life-altering permanent decision. Preteens in certain states bring home the bacon or fill the freezers with meat during hunting season. Some families would not be able to eat throughout the winter without those young hunters efforts rather than depending on public largess. Emancipated teens are considered old enough to legally act as their own guardian instead of enduring the role under the leadership of their parents. However, they will be taken away by child protective services for choosing natural remedies or alternative treatments over toxic cocktails and invasive procedures.

When 17 rolls around, they can legally enter the military with their parent's blessing where they put their lives at risk for their country and face conscription at age 18. They can be killed and kill. However, when they protect their siblings from rape, murder, and thieves, they are gifted with life in prison.

The Double Standard Continues

When it comes to smoking, humans in America are again considered adults at the ripe age of 18. I agree that the commercialization of smoking has had its consequences and I hated breathing it in right outside the hospital during my son’s cancer stay. However, peer pressure makes them feel less than human with their choices of alternatives competing with major monopolizing companies using the government to squash their competitions. Native Americans and other cultures enjoy smoking Hookahs, pipes and paper wrapped plants besides Marijuana like Skullcap, Sage, Urva Usi, Marshmallow, and more. Yes, some sources say even catnip can be smoked for its health benefits for medicinal purposes. Therefore, why judge them?

When adults are old enough to drink alcohol, they haven’t had enough experience to safely practice the medicinal properties. Until 21, it’s ‘Thou shalt not touch alcohol lest you surely die.’ Instead of obtaining instruction and experience in a supervised setting which would demystify it, let’s turn them loose to virtually swim in it. The USA takes the all or nothing approach, resulting in binge drinking and deaths from alcohol poisoning.

Let us compare that to driving where a teenager must have a learner’s permit, driving under the supervision of a licensed adult for a period of time before getting a full license of their own. Then they are turned loose on the highways where they can accidentally bump into a lot of people. One can legally obtain a commercial driver’s license or CDL at 18, but you cannot cross an imaginary line in the dirt with that truck until you are 21 even if your family farm is on both sides of that line.

26-year-old’s can still be considered dependents on their parents’ health insurance. Until 1968, any person who was not a felon could purchase a handgun. But then, the federal government said an adult 18-year-old was not ‘adult’ enough to purchase one until 21. Let’s not forget this new obnoxious, and confusing law in certain states like Florida passed in 2018 stating that you have to be 21 to purchase certain rifles. What about all of those responsible 18-year-olds who had college scholarships based on shooting sports? You stole their livelihood where they were acting in a reasonable and responsible manner!

What about the 19-year-old army wife and mother whose husband is deployed overseas. Should she be left defenseless? Is your head spinning? Mine is. So, when exactly, is a human an adult? When exactly is a human a civilian in America? When is a person a person? When is an adult an adult? How can one be responsible in one area but expendable in another area? I think I have just pointed out a major flaw in creating too many conflicting laws in America. You are not human until this age. No, no. You are human at this age. You are an adult at this age. No, wait. You are an adult at that age.

If a person can choose to abort their offspring, why cannot another choose to skip vaccines? My body, my choice. My offspring, my choice. Hypocrite much? The young man/woman is old enough to consider the consequences of their actions. Not to mention the certain privileges or extra special rights granted to some based upon who signs their paycheck? Lots of people understood what they were doing when they did it. It was their choice, their body. It is time to take our rights back.

Enough is enough. Stop causing problems and creating new ones. Remember Free Will performed by Rush.

Jae Byrd Wells / Guest Contributor
Jae Byrd Wells is an author, national speaker, TV/radio personality, model, social media consultant, writing workshop instructor, cosplay judge, master of ceremonies and inspirational cosplayer. After graduating with a Letter & College Scholarship for filming football, she studied marketing and Media in college which semi-prepared her for her career in the world of entertainment. Identifying as a second amendment advocate, she is a constitutionalist, Libertarian, Independent, Republican and conservative. Liberals and conservatives alike connect to her because of her foundation of chivalry, respect and down to earth gregarious nature.
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  1. You have identified Liberal Mania and Psychosis, something I've been writing about for 15 years. The key is, they cannot admit they are wrong. Whether this narcissism/ sociopathy is genetic or environmental is not important (though I believe it's genetic). What *is* important is that sane people are forever letting liberals get away with their lies, duplicity, and then violence. We do not enforce the laws in our books, Bibles, and hearts. Merely pointing out their flaws, as if they will repent, does not work and never will. They laugh heartily, whether due to insanity or to an evil spirit (take your pick). The few "converts" are not victories because we were likely to see such conversion anyway. The REAL victory is to forbid liberalism in society. Is that fascist? Who knows. Your choice is clear: make the law or have the law made for you.

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