Saturday, January 9, 2010

War for our Children's Minds: UN Seeks to Limit Parental Rights

Although this is not recent news, the Obama Administration has stated that it wishes to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Treaty. The document serves to give the state an opportunity to come between parents and their children. The treaty targets parental rights concerning education and removes the legal provisions protecting the rights of parents to homeschool their children. This treaty also takes away the parent's right to keep their children out of sex education classes. The treaty has given other countries the right to remove children from families who homeschool their children. There are groups who wish to use this treaty to define religious education as child abuse. Although this treaty has not received much media attention in the United States, it has the potential to profoundly change the relationship between the state and family. If it is ratified, this treaty becomes the law of the United States and all existing state regulations would be rendered invalid. This treaty is a grave threat to the family and something that needs to be taken very seriously.

It is important to write our Senators preemptively concerning this treaty to let them know that this treaty cannot pass. We must work to protect our families. If we lose this fight, it is our children who will suffer.

20 Things to Know about the Treaty

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