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?


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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