Parents' Rights Constitutional Amendment vs. U.N.'s Convention of "Rights" of the Child
Incredibly, the United Nations, instead of trying to broker peace agreements amongst the world's warring nations -- or dismantling the nuclear weapons programs of rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea -- is meddling once again in the affairs of the nuclear family and the Obama administration is trying to give them an assist.
Pro-family forces in America are fighting back. There is now a bill, authored by Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Republican from Michigan and co-sponsored by the Republican leader of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner from Ohio, which will establish a Parents' Rights Constitutional Amendment (H. J. Res. 42.) The entire leadership of the Republicans in the House of Representatives are also co-sponsors. It now has 100 co-sponsors and gaining more every day as Members of the House find out about this commonsense pro-family legislation.
Leader Boehner's office reported that: "Recently the Administration has indicated that it would like the Senate to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. In light of increasing government expansion into the private sector and individuals' lives - the desire to cede parents' rights to raise and nurture their children to an international panel in Geneva should not come as surprise.
"If this U.N. treaty is made binding upon our country, the Congress' responsibility to ensure the U.S. upholds its international obligation would give the federal government the power to intervene in any child's life to advance its definition of "the best interests of the child" - including choices concerning their education and faith."
Regarding his bill, Congressman Hoekstra said: "More and more members of Congress and their constituents are recognizing the slow erosion of individual rights posed by the courts, government and international organizations and the threat presented to the parent-child relationship. This is a grassroots movement fueled by increased awareness about sovereignty and the need to protect rights against government intrusion and international law. It is as simple as preserving parents' freedom to parent."
Congressman Hoekstra also said that his Parents' Rights Amendment "would state explicitly in the U.S. Constitution that parents have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see fit while protecting against abuse and neglect. Threats to the parent-child relationship include potential Senate ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child."
Unbelievably, the United States is one of only two nations which has not ratified the treaty. Every other nation has capitulated to the United Nations' anti-family agenda. America needs to continue to make a strong stand and take leadership on this important issue.
Congressman Pete Hoekstra and Leader John Boehner are to be highly commended for taking a stand for families in America, and indeed, the entire world. Americans need to ensure that this important constitutional amendment does indeed pass Congress so that the states can ratify this Parents' rights amendment.