- Congress of the United States of America
- United States of America
Everyday, hundreds of children and students face the terror of bullying due to their appearance, gender, physical strengths, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Many of them ended tragically in forms of suicide or self-infliction recently.
As an example, a 14-year old boy, Jamey Rodemeyer, killed himself after he has been repeatedly harassed and physically bullied at school because he participated in a video project “It will get better” for LGBT youths. Under what circumstances should he be subjected to such horrific treatment by his peer? Apparently his sexual orientation made him a target of bullying.
What is even more disturbing is that we seem to care more about fashion, celebrities, and politics more than these serious issues that cost lives of many young Americans. How can we even say “It will get better” without taking an action such as making bullying a crime? We, as fellow Americans, should take a stand against bullying. No one has to right to bully.
No one has the reason to be bullied. Let’s take an oath.
We, the undersigned, call on the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America to pass law that prohibits bullying of any kind under any circumstances.
The Bullying should be a crime petition to Congress of the United States of America was written by Timothy Chang and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.