The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which could destroy American sovereignty by imposing international rulings on American Law, could reach the Senate within 60 days.
California Democrat, Senator Barbara Boxer, demands a 60-day timeframe for the State Department to complete its review so the Senate can move toward ratification of the UNCRC treaty.
U.N. Ambassador-designate Susan Rice told Boxer in a Senate Confirmation hearing on January 15 that the UNCRC treaty is designed to “protect the most vulerable people of society.”
The United States Constitution warns that we do not enter into treaties lightly because once a treaty is signed, it becomes law. Under the Supremecy Clause (Article VI) of the U.S. Constitution, ratified treaties preempt state law. Since nearly all laws regarding children in the United States are state laws, this treaty would negate nearly 100% of existing American family law, and grant the federal government and international organizations authority to override parental decisions by applying even to good parents a standard now only used against those parents convicted of abuse or neglect.
Rice has expressed her commitment to the treaty’s objectives, noting the challenges of domestic implementation.
Possible results of this treaty could be parents prohibited from spanking their children, parents prohibited from homeschooling their children, parents forbidden from deciding their family’s religion, a ban of youngsters from facing the death penalty regardless of how heinous the crime is or how close to 18 the child is, the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision in the name of their version of “what’s best for the child,” a child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed, according to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare, children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure, teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC so it could place into jeopardy the ability of parents to send their children to private schools that are not secular in nature, allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education would be eliminated, and children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.
This treaty will transfer responsibilities from the parent to the government, and all parental rights will be forfeited. The government would decide what is in the best interest of a child in every case, and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child would be considered superior to state laws. Parents could be treated like criminals for making every-day decisions about their children’s lives.
Tonight on Political Pistachio Radio my guest is Mike Donnelly, Esq. of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He is coming on the show to discuss this very topic during the first half hour segment of the show. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm Pacific Time for the interview, and afterward for a discussion on the matter. Call in to join that discussion at 646-652-2940. Listen live, or to the archive later, HERE.