The second human right is donāt discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, no matter their differences. Have you ever been told you canāt do something? Just because youāre a kid? Just because they say you might be too young? Have you ever missed out in all the fun and action just because you were smaller? Some of these rules are in place for your safety, like how you canāt drink alcohol until youāre 21. But why are we the people, who are under 21, not allowed to vote if we live in a democracy? Why are we not allowed to help decide who will ultimately control our lives for the next four years? They say we might be too young, and I agree with that if you are five, but I say we need a voice. We have the right to help shape the future. Can we do that if people are looking down on us and saying you canāt do this, or donāt do that. This discrimination against children has to stop. The times of us getting shunted out of the way and being looked down upon is over!
The third human right is the right to live. We all have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety. How many times have your parents denied you the right to do something? Is that the definition of freedom? No. Freedom is the right to act, speak, or think as you want without parental control over everything you do. We canāt live our lives like this. I say we stand up for ourselves. We cannot live the next decade of our lives living like people own us, being kept under the control of adults, until they decide toĀ give us away and make us fend for ourselves in the real world. They give us safety and protection, which is what everyone wants, and that should come with a small cost, but that doesnāt mean that they are allowed to take away our human rights for 18 whole years! We need our freedom. We have the right to have it. No one has the right to take it away.
- We are all Born Free and Equal.
The first human right is we are all born free and equal. This right clearly states:
- we are all born free
- we all have our own thoughts and ideas
- and we should all be treated equally and just.
Now, if our parents have the authority over us to choose what we eat, where we go, what we like to do, and when we go to bed, are we really free and are we really treated in the same way as them? While we have to listen to their rules telling us we don’t have the right to our human rights, they get to choose what they do, where to go, what to eat, and when they go to bed. If this discrimination is happening to children all over the world, were we really born free? Are we really being treated in the same way that all other humans are?