Freedom of Speech for Children

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Basically, my aim today is to tell you about my feelings on freedom of speech between adults and kids. It's about having authority but knowing when to let your guard down and listen. Before I begin, I want to mention that this speech contains terms and expressions that may be considered as ‘harsh' or ‘childish' by adults, because the whole concept of this speech can be uncomfortable for some, but hey, that's exactly what I'm standing up here for, therefore it would be best if you just learn to live with it so that this can be an informative speech for you, and an enjoyable one for me. Also, for the sake of saving time, I have made my opinions very general, and I am not really aiming these comments at every adult in the world. There are…show more content…
You hear the line "If you give me respect, I'll give you respect" from adults all the time, but a kid saying that to an adult is unheard of. Is it because students don't feel the need to have respect? Definitely not the case. Is it because we don't bother saying it, the reason being we know that most adults will frown upon such comments? That's most likely the reason. I believe that if a child has to swallow his or her pride constantly and just take what adults say, even if at the time they seem ridiculous and unfair, then an adult should be able to take as good as they dish out. I'm not saying that if a mother or father asks their child to eat their greens that it gives the kid the right to say "no, I don't have to because you have no authority." I'm not saying make your own rules because nobody can tell you what to do, I'm saying that a child should be able to speak with an adult like they were just a kid from the playground, like the boy you play cricket with, like the girl who plays goal attack on your netball team. Instead of preparing us to become adults and making us speak formally, learn authority levels and to respect elders all the time, why don't you adults take the opportunity to just RELAX, forget the formalities maturity brings, and just be one of us? © DaN Probst

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