Wednesday, May 27, 2009

20 Things You Need To Know About The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child

Ten things you need to know about the structure of the CRC:

It is a treaty which creates binding rules of law. It is no mere statement of altruism.1.

Its effect would be binding on American families, courts, and policy-makers.2.
Children of other nations would not be impacted or helped in any direct way by our ratification.3.

The CRC would automatically override almost all American laws on children and families because of the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause in Article VI.4.

The CRC has some elements that are self-executing, while others would require implementing legislation. Federal courts would have the power to determine which provisions were self-executing.5.

The courts would have the power to directly enforce the provisions that are self-executing.6.

Congress would have the power to directly legislate on all subjects necessary to comply with the treaty. This would constitute the most massive shift of power from the states to the federal government in American history.7.

A committee of 18 experts from other nations, sitting in Geneva, has the authority to issue official interpretations of the treaty which are entitled to binding weight in American courts and legislatures. This effectively transfers ultimate authority for all policies in this area to this foreign committee.8.

Under international law, the treaty overrides even our Constitution.9.

Reservations, declarations, or understandings intended to modify our duty to comply with this treaty will be void if they are determined to be inconsistent with the object and purpose of the treaty.10.

Ten things you need to know about the substance of the CRC:

Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.11.

A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.12.

Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.13.

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.14.

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.15.

According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.16.

Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.17.

Christian schools that refuse to teach "alternative worldviews" and teach that Christianity is the only true religion "fly in the face of article 29" of the treaty.18.

Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.19.

Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.20.

If this outrages you, go to the Parental Rights homepage and see how you can help.


Sarah said...

Sigh. Just makes my heart heavy and my stomach hurt. I just wish we could ignore it and it would go away, but that's not going to happen. Off to visit the link...

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

This should have EVERY parent in America OUTRAGED!! I've been telling everyone I know about this and the Parental web-site. I pray that the majority of American families will get involved and prevent this from coming to America.

Conny said...

oh my oh my :( scarey words & scarey terms. I know at the last Christian Educator's Meeting we attended (we work at a small, Christian school), we were told that equal opportunity will soon be a huge deal among Christian Schools. That is a homosexual person applied to teach, he could sue us for NOT hiring him ... This isn't happenning YET - but it's another one of those scarey things that only GOD can turn around now. Praying for REVIVAL for our Land!