It is clearly marked on my calendar that October 24th is United Nations Day. Who knew? The United Nations website says that “This day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.”
So, how do you feel about the United Nations? Do you even know what is going on there? We hear about some of the good works of UN agencies such as UNICEF, as they provide water, immunizations, and mosquito nets to save millions of lives. But did you know they also actively promote sexual freedom among youth and support abortion?
We of course are grateful for the imposed international sanctions and UN troops that help protect freedom, but that comes at a cost as the UN attempts to dismantle parental rights, families and marriages. In my work at the United Nations, I have seen the best intentions, mixed with the worst intentions. I guess the analogy the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” would be most accurate. So, while we are celebrating the few good things that take place at the United Nations, all that it virtuous and good is being mocked and sabotaged.
Just to give you a glimpse into why you should be afraid of what is coming out of the United Nations, I want to share with you some specifics on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The U.S. is the only nation that has not ratified the CRC, but you can see what these nations are up against once they’ve signed.
Here are some items that are very concerning in regards to parental rights:
- Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
- 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
- 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.
- Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
- Christian schools that refuse to teach “alternative worldviews” and teach that Christianity is the only true religion “fly in the face of article 29” of the treaty.
- Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
- Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.
How could this impact the United States government?
- It is a treaty which creates binding rules of law. It is no mere statement of altruism.
- Its effect would be binding on American families, courts, and policy-makers.
- The CRC would automatically override almost all American laws on children and families because of the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause in Article VI.
- The courts would have the power to directly enforce the provisions that are self-executing.
- Congress would have the power to directly legislate on all subjects necessary to comply with the treaty. This would constitute the most massive shift of power from the states to the federal government in American history.
- A committee of 18 experts from other nations, sitting in Geneva, has the authority to issue official interpretations of the treaty which are entitled to binding weight in American courts and legislatures. This effectively transfers ultimate authority for all policies in this area to this foreign committee.
- Under international law, the treaty overrides even our Constitution.
For more information on anti-family propaganda taking place at the United Nations, visit our website at www.unitedfamilies.org