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U.N. Treaty Threatens Parental Rights

April 14, 2009

A twenty year old United Nations treaty, called the Conference on the Rights of the Child,  is looming its ugly head again.  Thanks to liberal U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a treaty that will undermine the rights of all parents is about get a vote in the socialist U.S. Congress.  Senator Boxer is hell bent on having this bill ratified.

The treaty creates the “right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and outlaws the “arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,” intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference.

The treaty has been ratified by all countries with the exception of the United States and Somalia.  Senator Boxer is trying to change that.

Fellow Americans, if there ever is a time to be outraged  — now is the time.  The United Nations, and now now our very own government is trying to take the fundamental right of every parent to raise their own child.

A recent Fox News article said it right:

“Whether you ground your kids for smoking marijuana, whether you take them to church, whether you let them go to junior prom, all of those things . . . will be the government’s decision,” said Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.org. “It will affect every parent who’s told their children to do the dishes.” 

At the October 2008 Presidential Youth Debate, President Barack Obama has described the failure to ratify the Convention as ’embarrassing’ and has promised to review this.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/25/boxer-seeks-ratify-treaty-erode-rights/

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2009 8:25 am

    Up front, we support ratification of the CRC.

    It would be a good thing for your organization and others to actually read the CRC before spreading erroneous information about it. The CORE value of the CRC is that the family is central: it is responsible–has the unmitigated right–to nurture, educate and protect its children. Only if a family cannot or will not do so does the government have a responsibility to help the family protect the child.

  2. Alan permalink
    April 30, 2009 4:00 pm

    Just a reminder to those who support the CRC: these sorts of laws are incremental. Even if they seem like a good idea at first, they are virtually always expanded, becoming more and more invasive. If Barbara Boxer is so rabidly in favor of it, you can be sure there is a hidden agenda to lessen parental rights. Remember the old ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ mantra from Hillary Clinton? That was and is bunk. Especially given the record of the United Nations over the past 30 or 40 years, this is a dangerous treaty. It is of no importance how many other nations ahve ratified it. Many of them have a dismal record when it comes to human rights. Since socialism isn’t working anywhere in the world, and never has worked, the United States should run the other way. If this treaty is ratified by the U.S., you can watch ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people’ move even farther from sight.

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