Sunday, February 08, 2009

It's Finally 'Go' Time!

It has begun.

The time to fight the battle of our day is here. Parentalrights.org has finally launched their Parental Rights Amendment campaign and we need to be a part of it. The looming United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) must be defeated. (I hope I'm not the only one who finds the idea of international law being the law of the land in our own sovereign nation as one that is disgusting.)

As you have become aware, we are fighting a battle for the rights of parents in our country to direct the upbringing of their children. This foundational liberty of our American heritage has come under increasing attack from domestic courts and international law, forcing us to amend the Constitution, not to change the law, but to preserve fundamental parental rights as they have been honored in our courts since our nation’s inception.

From Introducing the 10-and-2 Campaign


The threat:

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.

From 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

What we have is nothing less than an open assault on the foundation of the family and thus a lightly-veiled attack on things such as homeschooling, Christianity, and not to mention our God-given, Constitution-recognized freedoms.


More information



The solution:

Parental rights in America are now in a precarious situation, facing possible destruction by federal court judges who deny the existence of parental rights, as well as by judges who refuse to recognize them because they are not explicitly protected in the Constitution. Added to these internal threats is the growing danger of international law which threatens to intrude upon the child-parent relationship.

The only way to shield this vital relationship from the onslaught of government control is by amending the Constitution to protect parental rights. It is the only way to ensure that parental rights are protected for this generation and the next.

From The Current Status of Parental Rights


More information as well as the text of the proposed amendment



How you can help:

Join the fight by donating and/or signing the petition.

Or, even better, you can become what is called a
"10-and-2 Representative." I just signed up myself, and after reading the material and looking into the matter, they ask very little of us.

Find ten (10) contacts to sign the petition and fill out some basic personal information,
Collect a few small donations and mail them in,
Enter the necessary data at our website in a few minutes,
Mail a few postcards to your Senator and Representatives (at a later date), and
Recruit just two (2) more people to serve as 10-and-2 PRO-Active Representatives.

From 10-and-2 Representative


So, in essence, what I now have to do since I signed up is get ten people to sign the petition, donate just one dollar (no joke), and get two more people to become 10-and-2 Representatives as well. That's the basics of our task. (For more information please download this file.) On their Resources page they provide us with easily downloadable and thus printable material to aid us with the signing, donations, and the cards to mail, etc. They even give us pamphlets and material to pass out if we need to. What else do we need? Be truthful to yourself; you can help. If you don't, you either don't want to or are in the tiniest percentile of those somehow unable to do anything at the current time. I suspect that if you are out and about on the internet and reading this you likely are able to become a Representative. So what are you waiting for?

This is not a "Christian" issue, nor is it merely a "homeschooling" one. This is an issue for every single American out there, including those who are not parents. I know I'm planning on raising children in the future; what about you? You want somewhere to raise them, don't you?

I implore you to help this cause now before it is too late. I call on every man, woman, and young person out there reading this right now. If you love America, if you love your freedom, if you wish to keep the strong foundation of our country and keep it such a beautiful nation, then please act now. If you don't want to be a representative, please at least sign and/or donate!

If you aren't sure and are just curious right now, that's okay too. Just tool around their website, take a look around, see what this is all about for yourself. I have been blogging about this for a very long time now. Now that the fight has started, expect to hear lots more from me. I refuse to remain silent!

If you make the right choice and act, I applaud you, my fellow friend and American! Please tell everyone you know about this--don't just stop with ten! You can feel free to link back to this post should you choose to blog about this topic. We need 4.5 million (yes, million) signatures. Please, spread the word!

Barring that we know our God is always in control and is sovereign, the outcome of this battle rests in our hands. Will we sit by and do nothing, for whatever reason, as we see the beautiful nation of America torn to pieces bit by bit?

I will not.

What will you do?

It's 'Go' Time!

Spencer

P.S. Should anyone have any questions you can either ask in a comment, leave a comment with your email or other form of contact, which I assure you will be left unpublished to protect your information (For instance, if you'd even like to become one of my ten signers/donees, we could work something out), or, if you prefer more direct information and an undoubtedly more informed answer, please contact Parentalrights.org directly at info@parentalrights.org

6 comments:

Lady Neferankh said...

Thanks for the alert on this!

PS
From whence originates the phrase "It's 'Go' time?"

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

The phrase, and thus the title of this post was the title of their email announcing all of this.

Spencer

Lizzy Brown said...

Wow, yeah, you definitely have my thanks for sharing this! I'll be posting a link to your post here, on my blog... We have to take a stand and put a stop to this sickening travesty.

Lizzy

Gravelbelly said...

This issue is worth the battle.

My only concern (correct me if I'm wrong, here) is that the courts generally hold that international treaties supersede the Constitution.

Sadly, the enforcement of such "children's rights" would make very little difference in many Christian households where parents have surrendered their offspring to the the public schools.

Nonetheless, the family is a covenant-based institution, and it falls upon us as covenant keepers to resist those who would force us (and our children) to disobey God.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Gravelbelly, we share the same concern. While I was concerned about that I was content to allow better thinkers with more knowledgeable in the field of law to do the work, but I have since read that the Constitution would be the only document "above" the UNCRC if indeed we did ratify it. I can't remember where on their site I read it, though, but I know I did read it....

Thank you for your support; this cause is very close to my heart and I appreciate it immenseley!

Spencer

Mada said...

I don't think I can sign it, because I'm not an American citizen.