The Right to Raise Your Child

Who has it?  You, or the government?

Watch out for the liberal push to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.   This treaty was approved by President Bill Clinton, but opposed in the Senate and never signed.

With the Democrats in power, it’s been revived.  And it threatens your rights to parent your own children as you see fit.

Some members of Congress, acting in defense of American families, are proposing a constitutional amendment that would protect parental rights from threats such as the UNCRC.

From WorldNetDaily,

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., who introduced a parental rights amendment by himself last year, told the Agence France-Presse that he will be joined by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., on Tuesday as they renew the fight.

According to a statement released to AFP by Hoekstra’s office, the amendment “would clearly outline in the U.S. Constitution that parents, not government or any other organization, have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see fit.”

“At a time when government at every level seems to encroach upon the ability of parents to choose the best for their children,” Hoekstra writes on his website, “it is important to preserve parental rights into the Constitution.”

According to ParentalRights.org, an organization dedicated to seeing the amendment passed, this year’s effort, in addition to senatorial support from DeMint, has recruited 65 U.S. representatives who have committed to joining Hoekstra in co-sponsoring a parental rights amendment.

J. Michael Smith, president of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, says,

“It’s possible that in the near future, the United States may significantly weaken the rights of parents to raise their children,” Smith wrote. “Crucial decisions that parents are accustomed to making, such as what our children read, who they associate with, what kind of discipline is used, whether we take them to church, or whether we homeschool, all become decisions for the state if the United States ratifies the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

He continued, “By allowing the government to define and determine what is in the ‘best interests of the child,’ outside the context of abuse and neglect cases, the UNCRC in effect diminishes the parental role, replacing it with government supervision.”

Rep. Pete Hoekstra on Parental Rights:


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Published in: on March 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thanks for bringing story out front. I can’t even joke about this; now liberals want to mess with the most important thing in the world. Hands off.


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