I was recently sent the link to an interesting article by Chelsea Schilling on WorldNetDaily. You can read the article she wrote by going to this URL. The article explains a UN treaty on human rights. There is an organization called parentsrights.org that explains what we can do to combat this. Here are just some of high level points that the Convention on the Rights of the Child or CRC will do.
- Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
- A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
- Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
- The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.
- A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
- According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.
- Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
- Teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
- Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
- Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.
Does this scare anyone else? I know that it scares momzoo and I. I would like to hear what others think about this. I may be naive, but I seriously doubt that it will get a 2/3 vote to be ratified by the senate. But now Hillary can get it put before them. There are a lot of articles that do make sense, but there are a few that go way to far.
Here are the articles that parentalrights.org used for their list (the one above). If you click on the article name, it will take you to the page where they discuss it.