In yet another example of why Americans of all political stripes need to stand up and stop the Obama administration from forcing the U.S. into submitting to international law, this treaty - while stating that parents or legal guardians "have primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child," states that government will ultimately determine whether parents' decisions are in their children's best interest.
If this treaty is ratified by the Senate it would dictate the following (HT - Steve Foley at Minority Report):
1) Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
2) A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
3) Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
4) The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent's decision.
5) A child's "right to be heard" would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
6) According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children's welfare.
7) Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
8) Teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
9) Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
10) Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.
Chelsea Schilling writes at World Net Daily (HT - Steve Foley):
Although signed by Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., on Feb. 16, 1995, the U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty, largely because of conservatives' efforts to point out it would create that list of rights which primarily would be enforced against parents.
The international treaty creates specific civil, economic, social, cultural and even economic rights for every child and states that "the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration." While the treaty states that parents or legal guardians "have primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child," Farris said government will ultimately determine whether parents' decisions are in their children's best interest. The treaty is monitored by the CRC, which conceivably has enforcement powers.
Contact your senator and let them know that you do not want the UN to control US parenting. The Traitors in our own government are taking away our rights and turning us over to the NWO one piece at a time.