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18 Year Old Sues Parents for Tuitution, Living Expenses

Demands her parents' cash while defying their rules.

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Walter Hudson

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March 4, 2014 - 8:00 am
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A good working definition of discipline may be the aligning of perception with reality. I may perceive that I can eat pizza and cupcakes without consequence. But reality will bear a different result.

Children who go without discipline enter adulthood with an unrealistic sense of entitlement. One young adult, newly loosed upon the world, just set a new bar. The Los Angeles Times reports:

A New Jersey high school honor student, who is also an athlete and a cheerleader, has sued her parents for school money after she says they kicked her out of their home when she turned 18, the Daily Record of Parsippany, N.J., reported.

Rachel Canning’s father told the newspaper that his daughter isn’t telling the whole story and that she moved out because she didn’t want to do chores or keep a curfew, among other disagreements.

[Her father says,] “She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home, and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules.’”

The young woman argues “she’s an unemanicipated student,” whatever that means, and her parents should therefore pay her tuition along with living and transportation costs.

Her attitude proves emblematic of that embraced by the culture at large, particularly in relation to public entitlements and subsidies. She would force her parents to sustain her life without submitting to their terms. Similarly, rent-seeking constituencies condone the use of force against taxpayers while resisting any accountability.

If the account of Canning’s parents can be believed, her costs would be covered if she chose to abide by their rules. Instead, she demands to live as she wills, while demanding support from her parents.

A hearing on the case is set for today. Look for additional commentary here at PJ Lifestyle, and listen to extended reaction on my Fightin Words podcast.

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, and as president of the Minority Liberty Alliance. He hosts a daily podcast entitled Fightin Words, proudly hosted on Twin Cities Newstalk Podcast Network. Walter is a city council member in Albertville, MN. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.

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Hey, what's "tuitution"? What's the matter, PJ Media, can't afford a competent editor?
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
The order should read: "You're officially emancipated. You're entitled to complete your high school education at a public school near you. "

Since you're an adult, and not living with your parents, please remember that you have until April to sign up, and pay for, a plan under the affordable care act.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
I think in Germany, parents are required to support kids for much longer, well into the twenties. Could be one reason for the low birth rate. I think the age to which parents must support kids might be dropped to 16, to correlate with the age at which they are allowed to drop out of school. It's terribly demoralizing for everyone when 16-18 year-olds hang around doing nothing and mooching from their parents.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Remember the rich kid driving drunk that killed several other kids claiming an aflunza defense? He was suffering from being too rich. The insane judge in that case let the brat off with probabtion. Better to not have kids these days if all their gonna do later is cause you heartache. Speaking from experience.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Read the local articles for the inside dirt, and just connect the dots…

Her father is a (former?) Police Chief…and the lawsuit is being paid for by the FATHER of the family she's now living with…a guy who just happens to be another “Governmental D-bag” in that he is a (again a former?) Elected Office holder, and, go figure, a Lawyer too.

So, in other words, everything ….fathers, mothers, kids in both families, all their mortgages, groceries, private school tuitions and the cars this kid has apparently been running around late at night in…has been supplied by us, the TAX PAYERS, since day one….

That these people even have the “affluence” to consider such expensive legalistic nonsense is a direct result of that.....and WE are, indirectly, going to be the ones who pay the legal fees of both sides, as well as any settlement and/or appeal process that (gee, no coincidence here) will take years to resolve.

Remember, there is NO SUCH THING as a frivolous or obscene expenditure when it comes to those connected to the Government Teat. This is their “lifestyle”, they are entitled to all this drama.....

Which will be validated/adjudicated by ANOTHER Government Employee who, no doubt, will feel the need to review this matter in great (and enormously expensive) depth…with expert witnesses, medical and psychological evaluations, and all such other things as may be “attached” to the process, in order to keep this running soap opera in “production”.

I think she is living at her “boyfriends” house now, and quite frankly, my money is on that “Sugar Daddy” Lawyer aiming for his OWN piece of this little cheerleader...

Seriously, she was awarded/offered a $20,000 a year scholarship by one of the schools she qualified for, and everyone in “Connected Blue State Circles” like New Jersey KNOWS that College Loans are the next free-be giveaway after Amnesty…so what gives?

Why fund a her lawsuit against her parents, when in the end college wont cost her a dime anyway?

Winning her “loyalty”, that’s why…betcha my 401k fund this guy is in the midst of dumping his wife…and The Cheerleader just happens to end up MARRYING him around graduation time (and dumps him with a big settlement before she turns 25)

All the Obscenities OUR money can buy….aint it grand?
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
The judge has already ruled against her and the brat is now doing mia culpas.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
By "mea culpas" you mean "job interview"....

Looking for her 15 minutes to become a reality show or spokes person gig or something...celebrity-like

Sandra Fluke parlayed her role as "Obnoxicus" into a lucrative career, why not this lil' princess?
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Meh. They should countersue for the medical costs she incurred at birth, not to mention braces, checkups, etc. Then they can add in the cost of her meals, clothes, and the emotional trauma she has inflicted on hem for the last 18 years.

Judge would probably go for that..:)
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Judge threw the case out of court. parents 1 spoiled brat 0!
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Isn't this the kind of case that used to be thrown out by judges as being "frivolous"???? We've come a long way (in the wrong direction)!
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Apparently a judge heard you, and reinstated common sense in his/her courtroom.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
It's even worse, as reported at Human Events; she is also suing her parents to cover the legal costs of her suit! She is suing her parents for legal costs, because she can't afford to sue them! This isn't just crazy, it's steroid, road rage, batcrap, flipped out, insane, crazy!!! What's more, I think I am going insane myself. I don't know how much more crazy like this I can take....
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Tuitution."

Your spellcheck not working today? lol

It was reported on Greta last night that her lawsuit was thrown out.
37 weeks ago
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