Boxer Seeks to Ratify U.N. Treaty That May Erode U.S. Rights

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging the U.S. to ratify a United Nations measure meant to expand the rights of children, a move critics are calling a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty.

    The California Democrat is pushing the Obama administration to review the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, a nearly 20-year-old international agreement that has been foundering on American shores since it was signed by the Clinton administration in 1995 but never ratified.

    Critics say the treaty, which creates "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and outlaws the "arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy," intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference.


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  2. matt wade

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    The ramifications of this would be severe. If I want to listen in on my kid's phone conversations, audit all internet activity, and require knowledge of where they are at all times, it is my right (and duty) as a parent.

    If something like this goes through, it won't change the way I parent. It may just send me to jail though.
     
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    One more attempt by the leftists [ and Boxer is a prime example] to make America a third world country.
     
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    It's another attempt to turn us more into a nanny state. Third world? I don't think so.

    Third world "a categorical label used to describe states that are considered to be underdeveloped in terms of their economy or level of industrialization, globalization, standard of living, health, education or other criteria for 'advancements'."
     

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