by Erin Weist
Once again a non-legislative bill introduced by the UN has worked its way into a country, not by the voice of the people but through unelected, unaffiliated bureaucrats with no sense of ownership or investment in the outcome. Panama, however, is showing them that they will not accept this ruling by an unelected party, particularly when it concerns their values-based system.
The pernicious Comprehensive Sexuality Education that has plagued states throughout the US and countries throughout the world (sources here, here, here, and here) reared its head again 2 weeks ago in Panama, as thousands upon thousands of civilians converged on the streets to protest a bill introduced by a UN body rather than the Panamanians themselves. Strong objections were made to this agenda which encourages earlier sexual activity in children, as well as pushing non-traditional, fluid gender ideology, and pressure to experiment with alternative sexual activity.
A common theme among these news stories, including the strong reaction from Panama, is the false narrative that a governing body is better suited to teach children than parents, who actually have a greater vested interest in the positive outcome of their teachings. The governing bodies of today would actually do well to ensure that their policies instead reinforce the family as the basic unit of society and encourage support for parents to fulfill the difficult job they have of raising happy, respectful, educated children. Societies are happier when their people are happy, not controlled. And history shows that a society where their religious freedoms (including the freedom to teach chastity before marriage and fidelity after marriage) are uninhibited are happy and free. One need look no further than the last century in communist countries for the proof.
Any governing body, global or otherwise, that takes it upon itself to rule a group of people will find that its’ interests do not always align with those being ruled. A return to families as the basic unit of public interest in society will always be an answer to greater freedom, greater respect, and greater happiness.