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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:18 PM
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"Support the amendment to protect parents' rights from gov't"
(anyone else hear of this?)

Support the amendment to protect parents' rights from gov't

To the Editor:

From the beginning of this nation, Americans have cherished their liberty and fought and died to protect their fundamental freedoms. Sadly, today many of those freedoms are being ignored, overruled or terminated with hardly a finger lifted to stop their violation. One of these endangered liberties is the right of fit parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children without interference and harassment. When the United States of America was founded, that right wasn't even questioned, and in the past, courts have consistently ruled that parents do have this fundamental right. Parental rights have recently come under attack more and more often in U.S. courts, and in international laws that are poised to dictate American policy and trump American laws already in place.


An amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the surest, and perhaps the only, way to protect the fundamental rights of parents from further deterioration and infringement. A parental rights amendment has been proposed, and it needs our support. Call your congressmen and ask them to

co-sponsor and support the Parental Rights Amendment (H.J. Resolution 42 in the House of Representatives and S.J. Resolution 16 in the Senate). Go to http://parentalrights.org to find more information and sign the Parental Rights Amendment petition, declaring that you are backing the amendment and want Congress to do so as well.

An informational meeting will also be held at the Athens Public Library in the large meeting room at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. Feel free to attend to learn more about the amendment and connect with other supporters. Don't wait until our freedoms are gone to begin fighting for them.

Support the Parental Rights Amendment for the sake of parents and for the sake of children who need their parents' direction, instruction and care.

http://www.athensnews.com/editorial/letters/30187-suppo...
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:25 PM
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1. What rights exactly do we no longer have as parents?
I guess we can't kill our children. I guess we can't neglect and torture our children. What right exactly is it that these people are so upset about?

I went to the sight, and the amendment's wording is very vague. But they seem to be upset about one world governments and home schooling. Still, they don't define what right they are most worried about.
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:32 PM
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3. The right to beat up teh gays and hate teh brown people
That's what this is about. Oh, and the right to teach kids that Earth is 4,000 years old.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:30 PM
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2. Hmmmm
If I had to guess, I'd say the kernel of this nut is to be found in the phrase "upbringing and education." I think this will be found to be a group dedicated to keeping kids scared (of their abusive parents) and stupid (for lack of schooling and socializaton with their peers).
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