Children are people, fully and without qualification

Every person is a “creative genius”. Every person has “judgement”. Every person strives for “excellence”. Every person, from birth to death.

The extent to which these characterizations are externalized depends fully and solely on the extent to which people have the freedom to display them without the danger of being destroyed by outside forces.

There is no justification in human nature for treating children, from birth, with any less respect or equality than that accorded to older people.

Children are people, fully and without qualification. This is the simplest way I can say what I have been trying to convey in all that I have written.

Daniel Greenberg, Worlds in Creation (1994), p195

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