Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 11:03 AM
Subject: U N Convention of the Rights of the Child
Gov't = caretaker, parent = babysitter
The Senate is expected to take up the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The effort is a dangerous treaty for the family, according to pediatrician Rosemary Stein of Burlington, North Carolina, and a spokesperson for the Christian Medical Association (CMA).
"It takes away the parents' rights to rear their child and gives it to the government," she explains. "The government becomes the caretaker and the guardian, and the parent becomes the babysitter. Another way to define it would be 'the government takeover of our children.'"
If the contract is enforced, the government would have the right to intercede or supersede if officials believe the parents are doing something that is not in the best interest of the child. An example of this comes from Germany, where the government has passed laws that ban parents from homeschooling their children.
"I didn't know that it was this insidious, and at the same time, this overwhelming," Stein laments. "It goes over everything — what you teach them, what you do with them [and] how they're reared."
The CMA spokesman predicts this will change society from the bottom up. For instance, a 16-year-old girl in Great Britain asked her parents to let her boyfriend move in and share her bedroom. When the parents said no, the teen filed suit and won.
It is not known when the U.S. Senate will try to ratify the treaty, so Dr. Stein says people need to start contacting their senators to voice their views.