Thursday, June 25, 2009

Parental Rights

Thank you Terri and Steph for the advice! I changed the crib this morning to a toddler bed, and I'm off soon to look at bedding. Hopefully, the Dora set won't look too commericalized. I already know the sheets will be poor quality. They expect kids to sleep on the worst sheets. I like 300 thread-count minimum! A nice flowery, feminine set would be better, and probably better quality.

The following came through e-mail from my homeschool group. The extent to which the Obama Administration seeks to change life as we know it, is down right scary.

Hey All,
I don't know how many of you are following this, but I thought it was important to get the word out. Michael Farris from HSLDA has a website for parental rights (www.parentalrights. org). I got this newsletter from it and thought I would pass it along.
Suzi____________ _________ _________ _________ _
Dear Friend of Parental Rights,
Monday in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration officials are actively discussing "when and how it might be possible to join" (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely-accepted treaty.
This is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC.
In my 30 years of political involvement, I have learned to recognize this as what is called a "trial balloon." Like in World War I trench warfare, our opponents have "sent up a balloon" to see if it will draw fire. If things remain quiet, they will proceed with their plans to push for ratification of the CRC in the U.S. Senate.
To discourage them from doing so, we need to make sure that our voices are heard with unmistakable clarity. We must let the Obama administration know that we oppose this anti-family, anti-American treaty.
Here's what we need you all to do:
1. Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111. Tell them you heard the administration wants to ratify the CRC, and you strongly oppose this giving away of U.S. sovereignty to the UN. Also keep in mind that this treaty gives the government jurisdiction to override any decision made by any parent if the government thinks that a better decision can be made—even if there is no proof of any harm.
2. Call Ambassador Susan Rice's office at the United Nations. Tell her that you want her to represent the United States to the world rather than trying to get the United States to go along with international law initiated by the UN. Her office number is 212-415-4000.
3. Contact your Senators and urge them to oppose ratification of this treaty. (Find your Senators' contact information by typing your zip code into the box here.) Ask them also to defeat it once and for all by cosponsoring SJRes 16 – the Parental Rights Amendment.
It is very important that we speak up right now. Please call before you close this email!
Sincerely,Michael Farris

1 comment:

Andrew & Terri said...

I'm anxious to hear how your evening goes! Praying for you and your girly!