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It's the 21st century and we still have virtually no rights for a huge portion of society! Research has showed no significant difference between the judgment of youth and adults, yet they are still controlled by the old and have none of the rights everyone takes for granted. Teenagers are treated like second-class citizens, and that treatment just reinforces the stereotypes. Join the movement! I'm open to debate below. Here's some research gathered by the National Youth Rights Association. http://www.youthrights.org/research/ Here's a video of one young person explaining the issues very well. This research tried to prove minors are incapable. Instead it showed that half of 8th graders are more mature and dependable decision makers than the average adult. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bsl.416/pdf About the differences in brain anatomy throughout growth. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16492261 The research of decisions and brains of adolescents vs. adults show similar differences as those between men and women. See above and http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/men-women-different-brains.htm Seniors make worse decisions. Double standard? http://ns.umich.edu/Releases/2001/Aug01/r081501a.html and http://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/misc-aging-news-10/aging-brain-has-more-trouble-with-financial-decisions-study-suggests-680614.html. Teens make BETTER decisions. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/28/adults-worse-than-teens-about-texting-behind-wheel/2026331/ and http://smdp.com/teens-more-responsible-than-adults-when-it-comes-to-safe-sex/77463 Adults are more capable than these minors? Gov't Sanctioned Discrimination