Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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!


Thomas said...

Wow. Looks like you have a pretty popular blog, Laura! If I'm not leaving comments, nobody seems to respond. I guess that's because you are all a bunch of cheereleaders simply expressing the same point of view. Have fun drinking the kool-aid!

beetlebabee said...

I've been looking into this UNCRC issue for a couple of months now. Barbara Boxer needs her head examined. We have enough federal government nannying without inviting world government into the picture. has a lot to say on UNCRC, I don't know if you've been there or not, but it has some GOOD stuff. They're all over this thing, but the issue is still far too unknown in conservative circles for my comfort. We're only a vote away from ratification.

After all this nation has been through the last little bit under our new leadership, my confidence is pretty well shot.

Liberty Belle said...

ah, ya, better eez up on the eees there buddy.

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Laura said...

I'm not in this for the comments, supportive or not. I have a blog tracker which tells me how many hits I get regardless of whether people comment or not. And I am happy. My aim is to educate. If I get a lot of discussion, great. But if not, at least I know that people are learning from the blog. BEST BONUS: I get to vent! I love it!

Laura said...

BTW, Thomas...
YOU keep coming back.

A.D. said...

Why Laura, it appears you have a "Doubting Thomas," on your hands. :)