I'm assuming most of you are aware of curfew, a time restriction set in cities for youth to be HOME and not ourside/driving around. This is crap, how can the GOVERNMENT control what time we will be home at night, its rediculous.
whoa, where do you live? I've never seen any government imposed cerfew for teenagers/kids anywhere around where I live. The only such limit is with driving, where when you first get your liscence you can't drive at night during certain times I believe(here in Canada there are 3 levels to your basic driving liscence: G1. G2, and G, G1 being your beginners, and so forth, hence where the time restriction is), and that has nothing to do with age, but simply your liscence level. If your 16 or 30 you'd have the same restriction there. However, here there is no such thing as any government controlled cerfew, so can you specify where it is your located, since your use of "the government" makes it seem as though it's a common thing everywhere.
Anyways, moving on, I think someone said it best earlier with how we always seem to view the past as perfect, and the young generation as rude delinquents(spelling?). I mean, look at the 50's: we view that as a bunch of clean cut kids, where the most roudy behaviour presented was going out to the local dance club to dance away to Little Richard, followed by a date out to the drive thru, finished up with some french fries and soda, and back home by 8 o'clock. Back then, these kids were practically considered to be sinners and controlled by satan by acting like that. Today though, seems ideal doesn't it? Yes, now let's go back and take a quick step into the classroom. Ahh yes, all I see is white. Hmmmm, seems racial tolerance wasn't something understood by them. Heck, the closest thing to a swear word these kid's used was "darn", but I'll bet you any money that calling someone a "fill in racial word starting with N here* was a perfectly acceptable word in one's vocabulary. Hmmmm, far from ideal now, isn't it. Oh, and what about how all the boys were nice gentlemen, eh? Hmmm, yes, perfect gentlemen as they're out trying to find a woman that will for the rest of their lives do nothing more than clean the house, raise the kids, and present him with a nice home cooked meal when he arrives home. Oh, she want's a job now? That's ok, we can just slap that crazy femenist thought out of her head. [sarcasm]yup, perfectly ideal[/sarcasm], well it is if you feel that the youths of today would benefit from a completly white-male supremecist train of thought. Move to the next generation and you'll find the same thing, the youths then are now these crazy hippies, while the 50's kids are now "how things used to be, and how they should be now". Apply it to every generation, and the youths will always be considered to be worse, even though we can plainly see that in many social areas things are actually FAR better: racism, sexism, and violent crimes seem to be far down. I'd say thats a pretty good trade off for simple things such as vandalism and a bunch of stoned teenagers, unless you find that such a horrible thing and would rather live in a world where instead the kids(white kids) go around chasing the black kids with knives and guns, and afterwards go to their girlfriends house to slap her around, instead of a few spray painted walls. In 25 years time, a bunch of kids wearing baggy pants, smoking some joints, and listening to 50 Cent, will then be considered "the good ol' days" and whatever kids are doing then will be considered far worse, even though they'll probabaly be smarter and have actually made even more progress on serious social issues, and be committing even fewer crimes.