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This came in an email that I received from a home school group email that I get.
As you know, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a treaty which, if ever ratified by a two-thirds majority of the U.S. Senate (67 votes), would become the supreme law of the land and significantly affect our right to homeschool.
Therefore, we support the efforts of ParentalRights.org to gain commitments from 34 senators in order to prevent ratification from occurring. We are very close to sending a clear message that this treaty will not be ratified by the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, 30 senators have signed in support of S.R. 519—a resolution opposing ratification of the UNCRC. Please call your Senator today and ask him to co-sponsor S.R. 519. Thirty-four U.S. senators is the crucial number needed. With your help we can gain these last four co-sponsors.
For additional information, view the online resource: “Why Co-sponsor SR 519”
I tried to research it and there is to much junk on the internet to get the full story. It looks like something that gives children rights. IMHO, I think it is to protect children from working underage, not being fed, being abused. Some people think if we sign it, it will be like giving up our rights to know what is best for our own children. Not really sure though!
I've read some of the stuff put out by the UN on it, and I've signed the petition (at parentalrights.org) to not have it be adopted in the U.S., because it allows waaaay too much potential for abuse of the system. Phrases like "best interests of the child" appear all over the place with relation to children remaining in the custody of parents, parents being permitted to have say over their children's education, and all sorts of stuff like that... plus teenagers have waaaay too much power legally as things are laid out in it. I'm moving if the US adopts it, lol. I do NOT want my kid taking me to court because they THINK I didn't take their opinion into appropriate consideration!