Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is loudly pressuring President Obama to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Rights of Children. In fairness, during the campaign Obama stated that he thought it was disgraceful that the US had not ratified it already, and Hillary Clinton also lauded the treaty.
So what is this treaty? It turns over the parenting of your children to a committee in Geneva, Switzerland. Here are some of the tenants this gaggle of experts has come up with to improve on your childrearing methods:
This group has decided that every child must:
Be registered at birth so the State can keep track of them.
Have mandated federally-funded health insurance.
Be protected by law from spanking in any form.
Be guaranteed the freedom of expression (read that watch as much television, listen to whatever music, or even view pornography).
Be guaranteed freedom of thought, conscience, and religion (you cannot insist they go to church or keep them from going to some cult).
Be guaranteed the right to privacy (do whatever they want in their room and parental abortion notification laws will be abolished).
Be guaranteed the right to education (read that public school education).
Be guaranteed the right to freely participate in cultural life and arts (to include the Gay Pride Parade in Barbara’s home state of CA?).
The proponents of this invasion into the rights of parents and families say that this group in Switzerland is not an enforcement body but is just making suggestions. In case Barbara and her friends have forgotten, let me remind them that we are governed by our own constitution, and according to the Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution a treaty directly applies to all citizens in the United States. Article VI, Section 2 states: All treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution of the laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
Crossing your fingers behind your back as you sign this treaty will not negate it. Do you think for one second that the legendarily liberal 9th Circuit Appeals Court in Barbara’s home state of California will ignore the opportunities this treaty would give them to reengineer our families? Their track record would not indicate so.
Wake up America! Your children are about to be kidnapped while you are sleeping. Arm yourselves with knowledge and join the battle to save your children from those who would take away your rights to raise them. It is time to take up your “pen,” i.e. keyboard, and shoot an email off to your congressman, your president, and yes, even Barbara Boxer to let them know we are not going to give up our children to some group of so- called experts set up by the United Nations.
Principle Based Evaluation: Since strong communities are the key to a strong nation because transformation comes from the bottom up and inside out, then families must be the core building block of society not global organizations.
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