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Children's rights and Obama

Children's rights and Obama

Without a doubt, we are living a historic moment for world democracy. He is the president elected by the Americans to take the reins of his country, after a long campaign in which children also had their role and participation.

Children do not vote, nor should they, in my opinion, mess with politics. They will have to do it when they are older. However, children, within their limitations, express their opinions and express desires, enthusiasm, although in most cases they are only a reflection of the political inclinations of their parents, neighbors ... During the United States electoral campaign, the children were heard. In the Nickleodeon poll, in which more than two million children participated, Obama was the winner. The same happened in a study carried out by the University of Texas, in which 95% of the children supported Obama because they believe that he is made of chocolate, contradicting and not being carried away by the opinions of their Republican parents, who say that the Chocolate is bad, causes stomach pain, and is highly addictive.

The use of minors in the electoral campaign is already a custom, and not only in North American politics. Allusions to children were and are used by many politicians. Who doesn't remember Rajoy's girl? Obama also dedicated part of a speech to envisioning the future of newly born babies and stating that all boys and girls will have the same opportunities, rich or poor. And I ask myself: What will Obama do for the rights of children? I am referring to those established by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which, to date, has not been ratified by the United States. The rights that protect children, that guarantee them access to education, health, to grow up in an environment that allows them to participate and develop. I am referring to the Convention signed by 185 countries. What does it take for the US to sign the Convention, the same one in which children are not considered the property of their parents or the helpless beneficiaries of a charity. They are considered human beings and holders of their own rights.Vilma Medina. Editor of our site

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