Thursday, July 30, 2009
Last week we called on everyone to contact their congressmen by phone or e-mail to let them know that parents should not lose their rights to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Now we are looking for parents willing to join us in meeting face to face with our Senators and Representatives. Please contact me at email@example.com to find out how you can join us in August during their congressional recess.
If you have not heard about this threat, go to www.parentalrights.org to learn how those in our federal government are working to ratify a UN treaty that would place the government above parents regarding the right to raise children. This sounds far-fetched, but so has a number of other federal actions of late. Government Motors (GM), Bank Takeovers, and next Papa Government - Grandpa United Nations. If you doubt it, check out the website or ask me by e-mail to explain more.
Eric Potter MD
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I want to post an important "Call to Action" for Parental Rights here on my blog. Please read below and consider joining other voices across Tennessee in standing for parental rights.
July Congressional Contact Campaign
As citizens of this great state and noble country, we must be eternally vigilant in holding our leaders accountable to those whom they serve. Our U.S. Congressmen serve as a privilege, not a right, and owe their constituents a respectful ear.
In order to win our battle for Parental Rights, we must interact with our U.S. Congressmen in a clear and forceful manner, yet respectful of the duty they carry out. We are therefore planning a phone campaign for July 21-23 (NOTE: 1 day shift from last e-mail update in order to coordinate across the nation) to all our Congressmen, both Representatives and Senators. For those who have not committed their support to the Parental Rights Amendment, we will ask their stance on the issue, explain concisely our reasons against the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ask for them to join as a cosponsor of the amendment. For the handful of Tennessee Representatives who have pledged their support, we want to e-mail a simple "I want to thank Rep. ________ for their support of American Parents in their sponsorship of the Parental Rights Amendment." For a simple script on how to talk with your Congressman about this issue, go to Forms and Flyers and click on the link titled " Easy Script for Calling Congressmen". To find your US congressmen's contact information, go to www.congress.org or click Forms and Flyers above and click on "Tennessee Call to Action".
Please join the voices of other parents across Tennessee on one of these three days in July. Together our voices will be heard.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is destructive to the tradition of parental rights in America. The treaty sets what appears to the casual reader to be a benign standard in its Article 3 of seeking the “best interest of the child” which is hard to disagree with. Later it adds Article 18, which places the government in the role of delegating to parents the "responsibility" to raise their children. Obviously, if the government "gives" that right, it can determine how parents should carry out that responsibility and hold them accountable. Article 6 of our own constitution then makes this international human rights treaty, if ratified by 67 of our U.S. Senators, the Supreme Law of the Land, practically equal to the constitution. The only recourse of protection from this “supremacy” is explicit wording denying it in our own Constitution which I will explain in the future. Scanning through the rest of the treaty, one finds what the United Nations defines as the “best interests of the child” and these definitions may startle most of you (at least I hope you understand it well enough to see the underlying reality). The government will decide what is best for your child based on this treaty. The treaty guarantees protection of privacy to children even in their own home. The treaty encourages children to appeal parental decisions, with which they disagree, to government authorities as final arbiters. The government is charged with protecting the child’s right to access information deemed “best” for them. The government is also charged with overseeing the education of children. Given their current success in education or lack of it, this should be frightening to all, whether home schooled or private schooled or even in public schools. And one last note, the government will protect your child’s right to health care which according to other U.N. treaties and practices, will mean contraceptive access and abortion without parental consent. Ultimately, the government becomes the decision maker and the parent simply must carry out the values and intent of the government.
A simple way to understand this is: the federal government is the new parent, the United Nations is the grandparent, and we, the parents, become the babysitters, carrying out the government's instructions.