STOP Congress from signing the UN Convention on the Rights of Children...It's not what you think
I came across this web site "parentalrights.org", and was horrified at what I read. I feel I should pass this info on to all of you Moms and Grandmoms. It is a UN sponsored treaty that many countries have signed, although a lot of them don't abide by it.....most European countries do. What most people don't understand is that when we sign a UN treaty, that treaty then takes precedence over our own constitution. In a nutshell, the gov't (via UN law) will be completely controlling how we raise our children. Below I will list some of the things in this treaty. Please check out "parentalrights.org" for a full list, and a complete explanation of these things.
1. Kids would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
2. The best interest of the child principle would give the gov't the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a gov't worker disagreed with the parents decision. (This has already happened hundreds of times in this country. Only you won't be able to argue it out in court, if this treaty is signed.)
3. According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on child welfare.
4. Kids would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
5. Allowing parents to opt their kids out of sex ed has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
6. Can't opt out of sex ed & girls can get abortions without informing parents.
7. Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their kids.
8. A murder aged 17 yrs & 11 months & 29 days at time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
Please check out this web site, and if you can, please give them a donation. They have petitions to sign to send to Congress asking them not to sign this treaty. They also have members working with State legislatures trying to get them to pass bills on parental and children's rights in all 50 states. So far, only a handful have these bills, and a few are working on it.
This is just one more step in taking away our rights. It is another UN sponsored bill, along with the Small Arms Treaty Bill (which is a backdoor approach to taking away our rights to own a gun), that Hilary Clinton and Obama are pushing Congress to sign. Please write your Congressmen/women and inform them that you will not be voting for them if they sign this bill.
Please pass this information on to all of your friends and family before it's too late