Please copy this note and send it to all your friends. If you have a friend that you would be ashamed to send this to, you probably don't need that friend. This cause needs all the support it can get.
I first heard of this on Mike Huckabee's show on Fox News.
There is a U.N. Treaty that is set to come up for discussion in Washington that would grant minor children the right to file suit against their parents for such things as grounding as punishment and for involving them in activities they don't want to be in. Several countries have already signed the treaty and here are a couple of examples of some things that have happened so far.
1. A ten year old boy thought his parents took him to church to much. They attended church on Sunday Morning, Night and Wednesday night. The boy complained to a counselor that he didn't like going to church so much. The counselor filed a complaint on behalf of the child. A judge later ruled that the parents were to only take the child to church once a week, or else face charges of abuse.
2. The parents of a thirteen year old girl grounded her after learning that she had become sexually active and was experimenting with drugs. Not liking the idea of being grounded, the girl filed a complaint and was soon removed from the home by authorities.
Now, I do not believe in child abuse of any nature. However, I do believe that a parent has a right, (more like a responsibility) to discipline a child who is need of correction, and a right to guide a child down a spiritual path, as long as the path is one of peace. I do not want my rights to do so taken away someday if one of my children decides to have a fit over it.
What can we do? Usually, when it comes to government affairs, nothing! This time is different. There is a movement being led on Parentalrights.org where you can sign a petition to amend the constitution in favor of a parents right to be a PARENT and not just a caregiver and would also throw a giant roadblock in the way of the U.N. Treaty.
4.35 million signatures (equivalent of 10,000 per congressional district) are needed by June of 2009, for the movement to become a reality and hit the floor for discussion in Washington. Please go to Parentalrights.org and sign the petition, become a volunteer, pass this note to your friends and do anything you can to help this cause.
God bless you and your children.