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    Filed at 8:05 pm under by dcobranchi

    Got to keep the sheep scared and in line:

    A U.N. treaty conferring rights to children could make homeschooling illegal in the U.S. even though the Senate has not ratified it, a homeschooling association warns.

    Michael Farris, chairman and general counsel of the Home School Legal Defense Association, or HSLDA, believes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child could be binding on U.S. citizens because of activist judges, reports LifeSite News.

    Farris said that according to a new interpretation of “customary international law,” some U.S. judges have ruled the convention applies to American parents.

    “In the 2002 case of Beharry v. Reno, one federal court said that even though the convention was never ratified, it still has an impact on American law,” Farris explained, according to LifeSiteNews. “The fact that virtually every other nation in the world has adopted it has made it part of customary international law, and it means that it should be considered part of American jurisprudence.”

    The convention places severe limitations on a parent’s right to direct and train their children, Farris contends.

    The HSLDA produced a report in 1993 showing that under Article 13, parents could be subject to prosecution for any attempt to prevent their children from interacting with material they deem unacceptable.

    I am so sick of this bullshit!

    3 Responses to “OLD NON-NEWS”

    Comment by
    May 27th, 2006
    at 9:56 pm

    My guess is that the majority of folks who read Mr. Farris’ directives have never read the UN convention on the Rights of the Child. I blogged the main points of it at the above listed website and I urge anyone to read the original before taking anyone’s word for anything. ohchr....rc.htm

    Comment by
    May 27th, 2006
    at 9:58 pm

    well, that didn’t work. The blog address is parent...t.com/

    and I apologize for the MS droppings. Still haven’t figure out how to get rid of them. I’m sooooo computer literate, she said sarcastically.


    Comment by
    May 28th, 2006
    at 12:09 am

    Oh fun. I love yielding to foreign bodies who have no sovereignty.

    And do you think that just because we disagree on, well, nearly everything, that I would discriminate? Of course you qualify and you should see the update tomorrow. If not, let me know and I’ll see what’s up.