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Senators stand up against treaty that would strip parents rights

According to World Net Daily, thirty one senators are already standing opposed to the United Nations “Convention of the rights of the child” treaty, which would strip the world’s parents of many of their rights, including the right to make decisions for their children that the child didn’t approve of (the child would have the right to seek governmental review of any parental decision they did not agree with), the right to bring their child up with their religious beliefs (the parent would only have the right to give advice regarding religion), no more spankings would be allowed, and children would have a right to legally enforceable leisure.
The World Net Daily reports the names of the senators who are standing up for the rights of parents:
     “the senators who have joined to oppose what critics have described as a usurpation of parents' rights    by international bureaucrats are: Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona, Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Sens. Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts of Kansas, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Sen. Christopher Bond of Missouri, Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Sens. Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, Sens. Robert Bennett and Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sens. John Barrasso and Michael Enzi of Wyoming.”

Our senators are Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, if you want to contact them and voice your opinion on this matter, click on their names for their contact information.

To read the entire story, click here.

It DOESN'T take a village to raise a child, it takes loving, devoted parents who make the best choices for their children, in SPITE of what the child wants.  If you look around you at the choices that government agencies are making for us and our children, they CERTAINLY don't have our children's best interests in mind!


  • Profile picture of Michael Thal
    Michael Thal 4 years ago

    I don't see how a treaty like the "Convention of the Rights of a Child" could ever be enforced.

  • Eric Potter MD 4 years ago

    Please study this issue on or to see the potential dangers of this treaty. With a little research the dangers become very clear.

  • PDeverit 4 years ago

    People used to think it was necessary to "spank" adult members of the community, college students, military trainees, and prisoners. In some countries they still do. In our country, it is considered sexual battery if a person over the age of 18 is "spanked", but only if over the age of 18.

    For one thing, because the buttocks are so close to the sex organs, anal region, and so multiply linked to sexual nerve centers, striking them can trigger powerful and involuntary sexual stimulus in some people. There are numerous physiological ways in which it can be intentionally or unintentionally sexually abusive, but I won't list them all here. One can read the testimony, documentation, and educational resources available from the website of Parents and Teachers Against Violence In Education at

    Child bottom-slapping/battering vs. DISCIPLINE:

    Child bottom-slapping/battering (euphemistically labeled "spanking","swatting","switching","smacking", "paddling",or other cute-sounding names) for the purpose of gaining compliance is nothing more than an inherited bad habit.

    Its a good idea for people to take a look at what they are doing, and learn how to DISCIPLINE instead of hit.

    There are several reasons why child bottom-slapping/battering isn't a good idea. Here are some good, quick reads recommended by professionals:

    Plain Talk About Spanking
    by Jordan Riak

    The Sexual Dangers of Spanking Children
    by Tom Johnson

    by Lesli Taylor MD and Adah Maurer PhD

    Just a handful of those helping to raise awareness of why child bottom-slapping/battering isn't a good idea:

    American Academy of Pediatrics,
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
    American Psychological Association,
    Center For Effective Discipline,
    Churches' Network For Non-Violence,
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
    Parenting In Jesus' Footsteps,
    Global Initiative To End All Corporal Punishment of Children,
    United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

    In 26 countries, child corporal punishment is prohibited by law (with more in process). In fact, the US was the only UN member that did not ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    The US states with the highest crime rates and the poorest academic performance are also the ones with the highest rates of child corporal punishment.

    There is simply no evidence to suggest that child bottom-slapping/battering instills virtue.

  • PDeverit 4 years ago

    “The right to swing my fist [or hand, belt, paddle, strap, switch, cane, etc.] ends where the other man's nose [or any other part of the anatomy] begins.”
    -Oliver Wendell Holmes

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