U.N. to dictate how U.S. citizens will raise their children?
Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer is pushing hard for the U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - which sounds warm and fuzzy, but is actually "a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty."
Fox News reports: "Critics say the treaty, which 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."
This makes me nervous. After all the government bailouts (which I am totally against), I feel that our government is too big as it is. Frankly, I don't want lawmakers telling me what religion I should or should not be teaching my children! And the really applicable parts of this convention, regarding children in the military, child pornography, and child prostitution, are already (obviously) illegal in the United States. Why do we need to adopt U.N. laws as our own? And another question - if the U.N. (and certain Democrats) are so anxious to "protect the rights of children" - why don't they extend this and protect the rights of unborn children? Barbara Boxer is a nut-job anyway. I wouldn't support ANYTHING she pushes!