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Monday, February 25, 2008

Your parental rights

Did you know that many judges are now denying parental rights? That others are refusing to recognize them because they are not explicitly protected in the U.S. Constitution? Have you heard about the UNCRC? Read on my friend...

The UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,) is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children.Wikipedia entry: UNCRC Currently all countries of the United Nations, except the United States and Somalia have ratified it. This treaty, harmless as it may appear, is capable of attacking the very core of the child-parent relationship, removing parents from their central role in the growth and development of a child, and replacing them with the long arm of government supervision within the Here is what President Bush had to say about it as his administration opposed the treaty:

The Convention on the Rights of the Child may be a positive tool for promoting child welfare for those countries that have adopted it. But we believe the text goes too far when it asserts entitlements based on economic, social and cultural rights. ... The human rights-based approach ... poses significant problems as used in this text."Bush team signals new U.N. direction" - 2/2/01
All those who have been home-schooled might appreciate the voice of the about us page on this matter:
Such presumptions subvert the authority of parents to exercise important responsibilities toward their children. Under the UN Convention, parental responsibility exists only in so far as parents are willing to further the independent choices of the child."Oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child" - 2/1/99
As far as the current rights of parents being underhanded by judges, read this tragic story about a 17 year old autistic child. If this has at all sparked some interest on your part, you should check out and read all the issue, the threat, and their proposed solution. It's quite an informative site with a wealth of knowledge. Here is an excerpt from their proposed solution:
A constitutional amendment will ensure that judges who are currently denying parental rights will be obligated to recognize them. It will ensure that judges who are presently refusing to recognize parental rights because of their lack of explicit protection within the Constitution will instead safeguard parental rights... The judges on the Supreme Court will change over time, but the law will not. If the U.S. Constitution is amended to secure parental rights, the vital child-parent relationship will be effectively shielded from intrusion by the - "The Solution: A Constitutional Amendment"
I encourage you to sign their petition and join the cause. Tell your friends about the issues involving parental rights!


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