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Discussion » Questions » Current Events and News » Trumpicans - is it okay to coerce preschoolers into signing away their legal rights?

Trumpicans - is it okay to coerce preschoolers into signing away their legal rights?

You can't make this stuff up.  

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-five-year-old-who-was-detained-at-the-border-and-convinced-to-sign-away-her-rights?mbid=social_facebook

Posted - October 12, 2018

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  • 5995
    Link did not work  (for me anyway) but I googled '5 year old detained at border' to get the story. 
      October 12, 2018 1:04 AM MDT
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  • (link didn't ... well, you know) 

      When I was a minor, I signed up for a Jack Lalanne membership.  Two months later I decided to quit/ break the contract and because I hadn't had a parent cosign the agreement Jack Lalanne was unable to sue for losses.

    So ... "it's not only not okay, but probably not legal."
      October 12, 2018 2:37 AM MDT
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  • 5256
    Yep, no legal contract possible with youngsters. The left should know this, but it could also be some media nonsense.
      October 12, 2018 6:06 AM MDT
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  • 1725
    Funny.
    You realize the government does it every day, and has for decades.  Yes, before Trump.

    It's called "public school".
    Children are required to attend school ... and lose many of their Rights during that time.
      October 12, 2018 7:19 AM MDT
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  • 7779
    A child can be home schooled.   They don't have to go to a physical school.
      October 12, 2018 9:31 AM MDT
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  • 1725
    Yes ... but the vast majority of American's can't home school because both parents are working.
    So the vast majority of children have to be sent to either a public or private school.
    And courts constantly rule that children in public school (or anyone on school property) have their Rights limited.
      October 12, 2018 9:44 AM MDT
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  • 7779
    Walt, what rights of publicly schooled children are limited?
      October 14, 2018 1:25 PM MDT
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  • 1725
    1st Amendment (freedom of speech)
    2nd Amendment (bear arms, of course)
    4th Amendment (search and seizure)
    6th Amendment (rights of the accused)
      October 15, 2018 7:41 AM MDT
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  • 7779
    Unenforceable as the child is a minor.
      October 12, 2018 9:32 AM MDT
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  • 21307
    i dont think so
      October 12, 2018 12:58 PM MDT
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  • 4496
    sad state of affairs
      October 13, 2018 1:44 AM MDT
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  • 671
    Bloody ridiculous.
      October 13, 2018 10:23 AM MDT
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