Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Parental Rights Amendment

The Parental Rights Amendment is an attempt to clarify the rights of parents in relation to the government. Its advocates are mostly Christian Conservatives and it does not provide for parental responsibilities or for the rights of the child. It has been criticized both by the Home-school advocates and ardent Libertarians who stress it is poorly written, and that the tenth amendment means that it should be done at the state- not federal level.

Full Text:

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.
Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

Rep. Fleming in House, Sen DeMint in Senate
Previously Rep Hoekstra in House.

Personal Comments:
I unequivocally reject the Parental Rights Amendment - Smart aka Reuven.
The U.S. should sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child instead.


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