Tuesday, February 24

What do you think?

I am not one for political arguments or anything like that, but when something collides with my religious beliefs, I won't stand back and let the government do as it pleases without stating my thoughts on the matter. Now if you are really smart, you have probably figured out that this is about my thoughts on a certain matter that has something to do with the government.

You may have heard of a treaty called U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (the CRC). This is a treaty that the U.N has come up with. And guess what? If it passes here, the United States will be voluntarily ceding its sovereignty to the U.N. Isn't that something? You can read a very interesting article on this here.

Here are a few eye catching excerpts as well:

The treaty clearly bans all corporal punishment, including spanking by parents. Congress would have both the duty as well as the power to implement legislation which directly imposes legal sanctions against parents to spank their children. Spanking could be a federal crime if the CRC is ratified...

The biggest areas of potential conflict, understandably, are the issues of education and religious instruction. If your child decides he no longer wants to be homeschooled and wants to attend the local public school, the decision will likely come down in his favor

Children will have a legally enforceable right to complain about anything they wish...

So what does this mean? Basically it means that parents will not be allowed to train up their children in the way they should go. It means that parents will have little or no control over what they have birthed, and kids will be allowed to twist people's arms to get what they want.

I don't know about you, but that makes me furious. Sure, I will still be allowed to do my chores and help in the kitchen, but when I have children of my own, they will be able to turn me in for disciplining them. I won't have control in my own home, and my children will, in a way, have more rights than me.

So what do you think? Should we let this stinker of a bill pass, or should we speak up for what we believe? Whatever you think, please be praying for our country. It needs all the prayer we can give.


  1. Please don't spread this nonsense about the convention on the rights of a child. This is propaganda the people at HSLDA and their co-conspirators at Parentalrights.org use to bring in donations. That's all it is.

    To learn the truth about the UN CRC go to the official UNICEF page and by all means read the refutations published by the Harvard Law students project.


  2. Hogwash. This is sheer scaremongering. Britain signed up to it and parents are still allowed to smack their children. This is hysteria whipped up by people who hate the idea that kids have any rights at all. If the US Congress passes it they can say what parts will not apply in the States. No child will be able to withdraw from education just because they quote the CRC. For a sane view of what it would mean, and how the US would be able to maintain complete national sovereignty, go to: http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/hrj/iss19/rutkow.shtml#fnB158

    The US signing it would mean that its voice would be added to those around the world fighting to protect children from exploitation, torture, starvation, abuse, murder. And it would give parents and others in the US standards which they could use when states and federal authorities overstep the mark or fail in their duties towards children. Wise up.

  3. T in Mapleton3/05/2009 11:20 PM

    Good post. You are right to be concerned, if not downright fearful. What could our nation and our citizens possibly gain from such a treaty? How would we benefit? In our country, these matters are governed by the laws of each state, even our own federal government doesn't have this sort of say over what happens between parents and children. Why would we give ANY say to a bunch of corrupt people from third world countries whose record on human rights is... um... not so great? They are going to judge how we raise our children? No thanks. Besides, the American people don't want this treaty and we still live in a representative republic, so we have every right to petition our representatives in the Senate to reject this treaty.