Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Supreme Court Urged To Impose UNCRC Treaty

I read this press release today and it is quite frightening! Amnesty International is in our own court system trying to apply to our country a treaty that we have never ratified. It is my hope that the courts will keep our sovereignty in tact, but if they do not we are all in big trouble. As we can see, the time to protect those rights is now! We need to Parental Rights Amendment to make sure that no one can take our rights away! Visit the link below to read the entire article.

SUPREME COURT URGED TO IMPOSE UNRATIFIED TREATY
Press Contact: Rebekah Pizana National Coalition Director ParentalRights.org 540.645.9475 Rebekah@parentalrights.org

by Jim Bentley Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Supreme Court this term has agreed to hear on appeal two cases which question the authority of a state to sentence juvenile violent offenders to life without parole. Amnesty International and other global organizations have filed briefs urging the Court to apply the U.N.’s controversial Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to Florida law as a matter of binding “Customary International Law”. On Monday, sixteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed an opposing brief which argues that this use of international law is contrary to both the facts and the law.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Self Evident

Another video in the contest that does a great job explaining the threat to parental rights and what we can do about it.

Self-Evident from D Knight on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

From the Very Beginning, Mom and Dad

Here is one entry in the ParentalRights.org video contest titled From the Very Beginning, Mom and Dad which demonstrates that even kids instinctively know that their parents have their best interests at heart. Visit ParentalRights.org each day to see some of the other submissions. A new video will be posted there daily September 14 - 18.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pete Hoekstra: Obama Lesson Plan Leaves Out Parents

Pete Hoekstra, the sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment shares his view on Obama's speech to students and the prospective teaching plan laid out by the department of education as it relates to parental issues.

Pete's Perspective: Obama Lesson Plan Leaves Out Parents

Next Tuesday, President Obama will address K-12 students in America on the importance of education. It is not unusual for Presidents to engage children, but President Obama has circumvented superintendents and school boards across the country by sending lesson plans to principals and teachers to accompany his address.

While some may see this as harmless, the Administration has once again revealed its fundamentally flawed philosophy on government’s role in education - and our lives generally. The desire to influence and preempt local control of schools is evident in the classroom activities the Administration has put together for the President’s address. He not only establishes the content, but how it should be taught in the classroom by teachers. Rather than use his platform to promote parental involvement and collaboration in children’s educations, the President presumes the same Washington-knows-best philosophy that has plagued our education system for far too long.

I have continuously advocated for a school system based upon parental and local control. Parents do not need the White House and Department of Education to come between the values they have taught their children at home. Parents are not only responsible for educating but also imparting the values they believe their children will need to be successful students and citizens.

I am opposed to the federal government further entering our schools. Congress needs to restore local control of education to parents and local education officials.


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