As a kid I grew up singing "Kids are People Too" along with Wonderama TV host Bob McAllister. Ever since I've believed that kids are people with all the rights and privileges afforded to other citizens. Apparently, members of the Supreme Court and talk-radio audiences disagree and are rolling back the rights of children with hardly a whimper of dissent.
Other groups argue that their civil liberties are being violated, but they have a voice in the process. Kids can't vote and when parents voice concerns on behalf of their children, they are dismissed as, well, ... parents.