U.N. treaty would strip parents' rights

03/24/2011 20:18


U.S. senators, led by Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), have introduced a resolution opposing ratification of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty would control virtually all political decisions about parents and children in America.

 Michael Farris of Parental Rights.org says President Barack Obama and liberals in the Senate want the treaty ratified, which has led to problems in other countries.

 "One of the most horrendous cases that were actually litigated under this treaty was in South Africa Constitutional Court, where a 12-year-old girl had her grandmother murdered on a contract hire and she paid these two guys by having sex with them," Farris explains.

 The court ruled that under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the child had a right to stay out of jail except as a last resort. Since it was a first offense, incarceration would have violated the treaty.

 "It transfers all decision-making authority away from parents and really ultimately puts it in the hands of the government -- because the treaty regime understands that kids can't make decisions alone, so they re-empower the government to make decisions rather than parents making decisions for kids," says the spokesman.

 Farris contends that once people become informed of the dangers of the treaty they will contact their senators to vote in favor of the resolution to oppose ratification.



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