The information contained on these pages is intended to awaken you to the reality we face as parents today. Our nation is steadily marching towards the loss of freedom for parents to direct the education and upbringing of their own children. Please read carefully and share broadly so that as more and more parents realize the present danger, our voices can combine to put a stop to this insanity.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Planned Parenthood Says UN CRC Supports Abortion for Children

This is an excerpt directly from a recent article by the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute. Please read and consider how this treaty is being used to open many other doors into our family life. This is just the tip of the iceberg.


(NEW YORK - C-FAM) International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has started distributing a brochure to inform children that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has established for them an international right to abortion. (the underlines are my addition to highlight the worst of this).

According to the brochure, just posted on the IPPF website, both the CRC's recognition of a child's right to life as well as a child's right to health can be interpreted to mean that children should have access to abortion. For example, the CRC's broad right to health includes the right to "visit a doctor or nurse to receive the full range of sexual and reproductive health services that are available and legal in your country, including contraceptives [and] abortion services" Also, because children have a right to life, they must be protected from reproductive problems that could threaten their lives, "such as...unsafe [illegal] abortion."
The brochure also informs children that the CRC frees them from any parental interference in their sexual education or in the provision of reproductive services. Because children have a right to health, "No one should turn you away or stop you from receiving services, or demand that you get someone else's permission first (e.g. the permission of a parent)." The right to privacy means that "If you tell a medical person or a teacher something that you don't want anyone else to know, then he or she should respect your privacy."

According to IPPF, the CRC firmly establishes a child's right to complete sexual freedom and autonomy. As the brochure tells children, "You should be given wide-ranging and easy to understand information on sexual and reproductive issues that will let you feel comfortable with yourself, your body and your sexuality. This information should enable you to make your own decisions about your sexual and reproductive health."


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Part 22: Even WIthout Ratification of the CRC

Many are naïve to think that all that is now necessary is to say "no" to the treaty. I wish it were that simple. There are other ways that this worldview can harm families even without the treaty. Even without ratification of the treaty, this deceitful philosophy is already permeating our culture, lying about parents' capacity to raise children. Even without the treaty we are sliding into destruction of the family. Even without ratification, Customary International Law threatens to bring this destructive philosophy of parenting into our country one legal precedent at a time.

Hopefully, in your mind right now, you are asking what must be done to put a stop to this horrible worldview and the treaty which puts it into writing. The next section will begin to answer those questions.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tennessee Resolution Supporting Parental Rights Amendment

Over 40 states are somewhere in the process of passing resolutions in support of the the proposed federal Parental Rights Amendment. Tennessee will soon join that group. You will be hearing more about this push in our own state, so keep your eyes open. We will need your help in encouraging state legislators to support this resolution.

For information on other states' progress go HERE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Part 21 When Will It Happen?

Tying these together, we have Biblical responsibilities and legal rights, yet are faced with a UN treaty wishing to intervene with those Biblical responsibilities by degrading those parental freedoms in how we raise our children. We see the worldview and the dangerous treaty which implements it, but when will it happen? How close is this storm that threatens the fabric of the family.

We have discussed the background, philosophy, and the treaty itself, but is there any real urgency to this issue. Yes, there are several reasons to be concerned that this treaty could rear its ugly head at any time. Our State Department is already processing this treaty for presentation to the US Senate. No one knows exactly when this will come, but keep it mind who wants the treaty to be ratified. President Obama supports it. Secretary of State Clinton has wanted it for a long time. Senator Susan Boxer has been pushing for the treaty. Our US Ambassador to the UN supports it. Several organizations are rallying behind the treaty and actively supporting it. Finally, a conference was even held at Georgetown University to strategize on how to get the treaty ratified.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tennessee Homeschooling Laws

There is some good news on the horizon here in Tennessee. A homeschooling friendly bill, SB1468, was introduced in February by State Senator Mike Bell. As this HSDLA link summarizes, this bill would remove several regulations from homeschooling families in Tennessee. The bill is currently sitting in committee, but will likely benefit from your phone calls to state legislators when the bill moves further forward. Keep your eyes open for alerts to action on this bill.

For more information, you can find the State Legislature link

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Call Blitz for Tennessee's Senators

To All Tennessee Concerned Parents,
Last week, Senator Jim DeMint introduced SR99, a resolution opposing the ratification of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. He has 28 other original cosponosrs as well as 2 more Senators that signed up after the introduction. That makes 31 of the 34 we need to successfully stop any chance that the UN CRC will pass the Senate hurdle to ratification.
The bad news is that our two Tennessee Senators are not in that list of 31. Senator Alexander and Senator Corker have repeatedly resisted any firm commitment to oppose this horrendous treaty. We are asking you to call our two Senators this week and politely ask them to protect parental freedoms by signing on as a cosponsor of SR 99.
Stopping the UN CRC and the worldview behind it is essential for the future of our children. Please take the time to call our Senators and also to share this information with other parents and friends who will also call. If you want to read "Why Cosponsor S.R. 99?" before calling, go HERE. To read the bill itself, go HERE.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R)
D.C. Office: 202-224-4944
Click here for more contact information

Sen. Bob Corker
D.C. Office 202-224-3344
Click here for more contact information

If you have friends in other states that need to hear about this, send them this link to check if their Senators have signed up.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

NEA to UN: More Graphic Sex-Ed Needed

(Copied from national office newsletter)

Perhaps you thought public school sex education programs are graphic enough as it is. Not so, according to a statement by the National Education Association's (NEA) Diane Schneider to a U.N. panel last week. According to a report by C-FAM, Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia that "[o]ral sex, masturbation and orgasms need to be taught in education," and that anyone opposing homosexuality is "stuck in a binary box that religion and family create."

In other words, schools need to rescue children from "indoctrination" by their parents and religion, and the U.N. should see that they do. Schneider also "claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt out," the article states.

ParentalRights.org disagrees with the notion that schools know better than parents what is best for their children or what their children can handle. We disagree with the idea that schools should undo all the character building and value instilling that parents do at home. And we adamantly oppose the view that the United Nations should take a role in any of it. And we know you do, too.

For more information, go HERE.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Part 20: International Hindsight

You might now object that these predictions are all theoretical. None of this could happen in America. Hopefully, the past few years of governmental intrusions into our lives have awoken you to the reality we now face that was previously inconceivable. If not, there is still hope for convincing you. In understanding the potential effects of this threat in our country, we have the benefit of hindsight by looking at other countries that did ratify the CRC.

We can look at resulting laws in other countries and the recommendations by the UN Committee formed by this treaty. This committee evaluates countries on a rotating basis, providing feedback on their compliance with the treaty. I earlier mentioned Japan where child privacy is so strongly protected; parents are restricted from their children's e-mail, texting, and chat rooms. In Sweden, time outs and spanking are not allowed and homeschooled children can be removed from parents. In the Netherlands, their idea of sex education begins at age 4. The committee told Belize that they needed to set up formal avenues for children to protect their parent' violations of these rights. In a almost laughable recommendation, the committee told Maldova, one of the world's poorest countries, to set up avenues for their children to be educated about their rights... while they are starving? The following final example was thankfully avoided. A governmental report, called the Badman Report was calling for stricter restrictions on homeschooling in Britain. They wanted the right to have social workers interview children in these homes without parents present. Yes, I said WITHOUT parents present.

Do we want this treaty to change American families for generations to come? If we are not careful, we may one day

become like France where school lunches are dictated by the government and parents are even told what to serve for dinner at home (Time article Feb 23, 2010)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smartphones may be "too Smart"

While I usually restrict these newsletters to policy and cultural issues regarding children, I believe that the following issue is important for parents with smartphones to know about. Did you know that if you snap your children's picture with your smartphone and then post it to social websites, someone can track the location of where that picture was taken. With several such pictures, someone could learn alot about your children that they could use to hurt your children. Do you want just anyone to know where you live, which playground your children visit, where they go to school, and more?

How does this happen? This YOUTUBE link plays a segment from an NBC news report that will shock you. This is real, not a hoax, not someone's conspiracy theory. Take it seriously.

Part 19: Review of Recent Sections

Recognizing that this series is long, I am providing a short review of the recent section on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We are left here with a foreign treaty becoming equal with our constitution and then telling us how to raise our God-given children through the force of our federal government. We will therefore lose our ability to pass a heritage of beliefs on to our next generation.

See here a link to past posts in this section.

Part 11: Section 1 of The Emerging Worldview that Threatens our Future Generations
Part 12: Section 2 of 4
Part 13: Section 3 of 4
Part 14: Section 4 of 4

Part 15: The Convention on the Rights of the Child Itself
Part 16: Foundational Articles of the CRC
Part 17: Specific Rights in the CRC
Part 18: To Be Fair to the CRC

To READ other parts of this series go to my blog Home page.