Dave’s Strange and Unusual World

February 26, 2009

The Rights of a Child

Filed under: Politics — dangrdave @ 12:58 am

So, I read today where senator Barbara Boxer, who is obviously a socialist, wants Obama & Co. to review and ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (here).  From the article:

“Critics say the treaty, which creates “the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and outlaws the “arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,” intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference.”

Mrs. Boxer wants the U.S. to ratify this treaty – which, if ratified, would become THE law of the land in all 50 states due to the Supremacy Clause – because she wants the U.S. to take the lead on government encroachment into families.  I believe that children in America have pretty decent rights, compared to just about any other country on our planet.  American families do not need the Government telling them that they cannot discipline their own children; they do not need a bureaucrat telling them that it is a crime against a child’s conscience to make them eat their broccoli.  Children need to learn discipline and they need parental authority, whether they like it or not.  If the family is going to church, the child, as part of the family, should not have a U.N.-mandated right to be excused, especially when religion, if done correctly, teaches children to be good citizens and responsible human beings.

In my opinion, Mrs. Boxer is a socialist who thinks that she and others should be raising America’s children instead of parents…and that upsets me.  What about the rights of parents and the rights of families?


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