Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Where did teenage disrespect for authority go?

According to a poll conducted among American HS students (as reported by the BBC), teens overwhelmingly reject the key US freedom guaranteed to American citizens, the freedom of speech, by a large margin. Two-thirds of American HS students feel that burning the American flag, for example, is illegal. Only 50% of American teens felt that newspapers should publish stories that didn't merit the government's approval. And finally, only 83% of teens felt that they should be allowed to express unpopular views, a number that should be hovering around the 98% range.

You can find the article here: US' teens reject key freedoms

Man...and I thought teenagers in America were supposed to reject authority and do everything opposite of what elders want them to do? Has the younger generation after mine become SOFT?

1 Comments:

Blogger Jose said...

Sissy is not the word. Non-confrontational. That generation has been brainwashed into bad politics. Sign of the times? Sure the hell yes. What more could u want from a regime than a future that will do its bidding forever and ever?

10:40 PM  

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