Developing a National Identity My Magna Carta for Home Right Number 1 * Requirements/Situation- I want the right to be able to stay out until 12 a. m. on weekends. * Justification- I am a good person and do not do anything wrong. I have earned my trust and deserve a little more time to be able to spend out. * Expectations- I expect that my parents allow me to stay out without asking where I am every twenty minutes. Right Number 2 * Requirements/Situation- I want the right to be able to lock my door in situations which are necessary. * Justification- I am old enough to be able to lock my door.
I need to do some things in my room privately without everyone being able to barge in all the time. * Expectations- I expect that I am able to lock my door without question of what I am doing. Right Number 3 * Requirements/Situation- I want the right to explain my side of every story during every argument or disagreement. I want at least fifteen minutes to explain my reason for the way I think about a situation or my actions. * Justification- Each time there is a dispute I always look like the bad one because I cannot fully argue my point.
I always have my reasoning cut short. It is very appropriate that I be able to explain myself just as everyone else can. * Expectations- I expect that I can tell them my side without being yelled at for talking back. Right Number 4 * Requirements/Situation- I want the right to have a three fewer chores a week. * Justification- I have a lot of stuff to do in a day and do not have time to do so many chores. * Expectations- I expect that my parents allow me to do a fewer amount of chores in order to allow me more time to do work. Right Number 5 Requirements/Situation- I want the right to get more money per week. * Justification- I do a lot of things for my parents and deserve a larger amount of money to spend in which areas I so desire. * Expectations- I expect that my parent pay me twenty dollars more a week for all of the work I help with. Right Number 6 * Requirements/Situation- I require that when I am doing work my parents require my siblings to be quieter. * Justification- I have a lot of things on my plate and am not able to concentrate when they are being so loud.
I have to be able to concentrate to reach my full potential in all classes. * Expectations- I expect that my parents make my siblings be quieter when they come home from school to allow me to do my work to the best of my ability. Right Number 7 * Requirements/Situation- I require that no one come into my room without knocking and making sure I am not busy before they enter. * Justification- I am usually quite busy during the day because I spend more than eight hours a day doing school work. I need to be left alone and not having people barge in whenever they deem necessary. Expectations- I expect that each member of my household stay away from my room to allow me to working efficiently. Right Number 8 * Requirements/Situation- I want the right to have my siblings not touch my clothing or other personal items without asking for permission. * Justification- I do a lot of things to earn money in order to buy the things I really want and it is not fair that I work so hard then people come into my room and take my things without asking. * Expectations- I expect that if anyone wishes to borrow things from me that they ask to be sure it is okay before removing my things from my room.