Senator Boxer Asks State Department to Expedite the U.N. Convention on the Rights of

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    Senator Boxer Asks State Department to Expedite the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child



    After Ambassador Susan Rice's inability to make an "iron-clad commitment" for immediate ratification, Boxer will ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for U.S. support of the UNCRC.



    The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which opponents say could destroy American sovereignty by imposing international rulings on American law, could reach the Senate within 60 days. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) says she wants a 60-day timeframe for the State Department to complete its review so the Senate can move toward ratification of the UNCRC. During the Senate Confirmation hearing between Boxer and UN Ambassador-designate Susan Rice held on January 15, 2009, Boxer told Rice the UNCRC would protect "the most vulnerable people of society."


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    Next to O'bama Boxer is perhaps the most rabid abortionist in the country.
     
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    Read carefully some the articles on this bad idea from Boxer:

    "Article 12
    1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.
    2. For this purpose, the child shall in particular be provided the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child, either directly, or through a representative or an appropriate body, in a manner consistent with the procedural rules of national law.

    Article 13
    1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice.
    2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:
    (a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or
    (b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.

    Article 14
    1. States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
    2. States Parties shall respect the rights and duties of the parents and, when applicable, legal guardians, to provide direction to the child in the exercise of his or her right in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.
    3. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.

    Article 15
    1. States Parties recognize the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful assembly.
    2. No restrictions may be placed on the exercise of these rights other than those imposed in conformity with the law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order (ordre public), the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

    Article 16
    1. No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.
    2. The child has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

    Article 17
    States Parties recognize the important function performed by the mass media and shall ensure that the child has access to information and material from a diversity of national and international sources, especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual and moral well-being and physical and mental health. To this end, States Parties shall:
    (a) Encourage the mass media to disseminate information and material of social and cultural benefit to the child and in accordance with the spirit of article 29;
    (b) Encourage international co-operation in the production, exchange and dissemination of such information and material from a diversity of cultural, national and international sources;
    (c) Encourage the production and dissemination of children's books;
    (d) Encourage the mass media to have particular regard to the linguistic needs of the child who belongs to a minority group or who is indigenous;
    (e) Encourage the development of appropriate guidelines for the protection of the child from information and material injurious to his or her well-being, bearing in mind the provisions of articles 13 and 18.

    Article 18
    1. States Parties shall use their best efforts to ensure recognition of the principle that both parents have common responsibilities for the upbringing and development of the child. Parents or, as the case may be, legal guardians, have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child. The best interests of the child will be their basic concern.
    2. For the purpose of guaranteeing and promoting the rights set forth in the present Convention, States Parties shall render appropriate assistance to parents and legal guardians in the performance of their child-rearing responsibilities and shall ensure the development of institutions, facilities and services for the care of children.
    3. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that children of working parents have the right to benefit from child-care services and facilities for which they are eligible.

    Article 19
    1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.
    2. Such protective measures should, as appropriate, include effective procedures for the establishment of social programmes to provide necessary support for the child and for those who have the care of the child, as well as for other forms of prevention and for identification, reporting, referral, investigation, treatment and follow-up of instances of child maltreatment described heretofore, and, as appropriate, for judicial involvement."


    All these articles would supplant the authority of parents with that of the state.

    We already have laws that permits the States to intercede in cases of child abuse and these are all to often misused by bureaucrats seeking to implement their own personal vendettas. We already have laws that permits the States to prosecute persons for criminal acts of violence whether against children or adults.

    The next worse thing is to make these national law. The absolute worse thing is to let international law be the model for our own or even become superior to our own.

    This is just another liberal idea to grow the authoritarian power of the federal government so they can tell you how to raise your children.
     
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    Yes Dragoon68; All the whining and crying by Boxer over the rights of children but not one thought for the slaughter of 50 million unborn children.

    Her goal is the goal of every leftist in this country, the destruction of the American Republic and its subservience to the UN. They may have found the weapon in, as the American Indian might say, "him who walks on water".
     
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    I was reading the first couple of articles. Does that mean if that passes that children can sue their parents, can smart off to their parents & get away with it, & does that mean that they can legally watch what they want to & the parents can't do anything about it?

    If the answer is "Yes." & that passes we are in trouble.
     
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    Yes, sir, that's the way I read it. The danger would be from an ignorant government school teacher, a liberal minded nurse, a noisy neighbor, a trouble-making playmate of your child, a charismatic friend who preys on innocence, etc. any of whom could make a complaint and get the ball rolling towards government intervention into your duty and rights as a parent to raise your children. It would extend to matters on religion so conceivably if your child decided they wanted to attend a Muslim mosque instead of your Christian church they would have a legal right under force of law to do so. Of course, the advocates of this convention would claim that's not the purpose - that's it about the welfare of the children - but when you study what's written, consider what already happens, and do a little independent thinking it's rather clear the threat we face for adoption of this convention into our law. God's has a plan for the raising of children and the design of a family. That's what works - not the grand ideas of the UN.
     
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    Didn't they forget something, how about unborn children. Don't they have any rights?
     
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    Done...........................
     

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