On parental rights
To the Editor:
In the state of Washington, there have been two court cases whose rulings have threatened the rights of parents to choose what is best for their children.
One of the cases took place in the 1980s when a 13-year-old girl sued her parents because they grounded her for doing illegal drugs and having sex with her boyfriend.
She complained to a school counselor. The counselor said that she could sue her parents because of "conflict between parent and child."
She sued her parents. Her parents lost. The girl went on to live with foster parents.
In the second case, a 13-year-old boy sued his parents because the parents took him to church three times a week.
He thought that was too many times. The boy then called the Child Protective Services and told them of his complaint. The CPS immediately removed the boy from his home and put him in foster care. The parents got their son back after they agreed to only take him to church once a week.
Do these cases sound crazy to you? There are more cases like these that are threatening parental rights. Our Supreme Court has denied parental rights as a Constitutional right because it is not stated specifically in the U.S. Constitution. To make matters worse, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), has promised that the United Nations Convention on the Rights for the Child Treaty will be ratified by this Congress.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will give the government the right to say what is best for your child. These government decisions will be based on the opinion of 18 so-called experts that are in Geneva, Switzerland.
Do you want someone on the other side of the world who doesn't know your child to say what is best for your child? If your answer is "no," then go to Parentalrights.org and sign the petition for the Proposed Parental Rights Amendment. This amendment would secure your God-given right and freedom to raise your child in a way you see fit.
It is natural for parents to say what is right for their child whom they know better than anyone else.
As George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights said, "The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth."
Please go to Parentalrights.org and sign the petition. Your kids will thank you for it.
Judah E. Lohrman, 13,