Thursday, March 12, 2009

Parental Rights

One of the basic rights that I feel very strongly about (um, yes--I homeschool!) is the right to make decisions about what's best for my children. I am concerned about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which some politicians have promised to bring to the US Senate with hopes of ratifying it. I believe that this would erode not only the rights of parents to make decisions about their children, but that it would also erode the strength of US law.

While I am grieved about the many children around the world and down the road who are oppressed and abused, and while I want the people who do evil to them brought to justice, I do not believe that loving, caring, careful parents should be saddled with more legislation and regulation because of those who do wrong.

(Side mini-rant: WHY do law abiding citizens have to pay the piper for the behavior of criminals? Have you tried to buy over the counter cold medicine lately? You have to give your name, address, phone number, date of birth, shoe size and driver's license number--because criminals use the meds to make meth. One of many examples of how ordinary, upstanding citizens are punished or inconvenienced because of miscreants! Think about it. There are many more examples...)

Anyway, back to parental rights. Pete Hoekstra, a U.S. Representative from Michigan, has introduced a Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment. Click here to learn more and see how you can help.

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