by Sara Noble
The Rights of the Child Treaty is rearing its ugly head and is in the final stages of negotiations.
It eliminates U.S. sovereignty over our sacred right to raise our own children. The Senate appears to be poised to approve It, if not before the election, they will approve It in an Obama second term. Hillary Clinton is currently negotiating this treaty.
One of the provisions bars anyone under 18 years of age to be imprisoned with adults. It will invalidate all state laws requiring teens over 16 accused of murder and other violent crimes to be tried and sentenced as adults. Forget state rights, what about our right to safety. It gives a slap on the wrist to violent, dangerous youth.
Sen. Barbara Boxer is pushing this treaty, a treaty which is an assault on parents’ rights.
This treaty has been floating around since the Clinton era and we’ve skated until now.
The treaty creates “the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and outlaws the “arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,” intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference. It takes the control of child rearing from parents.
Boxer is adamant that this thing get passed. She is “humiliated” that only the U.S. and Somalia are refusing to sign. Bernie Sanders, socialist, is another big supporter. The U.S. signed on to the parts regarding child soldiers and child prostitution and pornography.
The convention has established a Committee on the Rights of the Child, an 18-member panel in Geneva composed of “persons of high moral character” who review the rights of children in nations that are party to the convention. This will replace our Constitution.
Why do we need a U.N. panel to determine the rights of our children?
If you would like to know how well the U.N. will take care of our children, you don’t have to go very far to see their one size fits all mentality –
The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has decided that, “in a world affected by HIV and AIDS”, it is “imperative” to teach children as young as 5 about masturbation as well as “gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based violence”.
By the time they’re 9 years old, they’ll learn about “positive and negative effects of ‘aphrodisiacs,” and wrestle with the ideas of “homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power.”
At 12, they’ll learn the “reasons for” abortions — but they’ll already have known about their safety for three years. When they’re 15, they’ll be exposed to direct “advocacy to promote the right to and access to safe abortion.”… Read more here…
More information from Fox News –
Fox News: …Because of the Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the Constitution, all treaties are rendered “the supreme law of the land,” superseding preexisting state and federal statutes. Any rights or laws established by the U.N. convention could then be argued to hold sway in the United States. .
“To the extent that an outside body, a group of unaccountable so-called experts in Switzerland have a say over how children in America should be raised, educated and disciplined — that is an erosion of American sovereignty,” said Steven Groves, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
Parental rights groups are similarly stirred; they see in the U.N. convention a threat that the government will meddle with even the simplest freedoms to raise their children as they see fit.
“Whether you ground your kids for smoking marijuana, whether you take them to church, whether you let them go to junior prom, all of those things . . . will be the government’s decision,” said Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.org. “It will affect every parent who’s told their children to do the dishes.”
The parental rights org listed some key concerns –
The “Best Interests of the Child”
Article 3 of the CRC states that “in all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.” Thus, policies affecting children at all levels of society and government should have the child’s best interest as the primary concern.
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