Right of Identity

The most core right a person on this great Earth has by virtue of birth is the right to be themselves. Who else could they be?

But thousands of American youth are must deny their identities and conform to the expectations of their families.

Young adults are forced to participate in religious rites and restrictions for gods they don't believe in. Although can't choose who are are attracted to, many people are forced to hide their gender identities. Ethnic children are told to "act white" if they want to succeed.

Those unable to conform enough are "bad kids" or even "bound for hell."

Every American citizen has the right to self determination. No one should be able to tell us what to believe. Critical thinking and exposure to new ideas are key to succeeding in this ever more complicated world.

Every human has the right to their own thoughts, their own identity, and their own future.