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HSLDA: Call Now to Stop UN Children’s Treaty (Rights of the Child)
Email from the Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | 6/24/09 | Michael Farris - HSLDA Chairman

Posted on 06/24/2009 11:53:29 AM PDT by AngieGal

Following is an email I received this afternoon from the HSLDA:

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Monday in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration officials are actively discussing “when and how it might be possible to join” (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely accepted treaty.

This is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC.

In my 30 years of political involvement, I have learned to recognize this as what is called a “trial balloon.” Like in World War I trench warfare, our opponents have “sent up a balloon” to see if it will draw fire. If things remain quiet, they will proceed with their plans to push for ratification of the CRC in the U.S. Senate. To discourage them from doing so, we need to make sure that our voices are heard with unmistakable clarity. We must let the Obama administration know that we oppose this anti-family, anti-American treaty.

Action Here’s what we need you all to do:

1. Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111. Tell them you heard the administration wants to ratify the CRC, and you strongly oppose this giving away of U.S. sovereignty to the UN. Also, keep in mind that this treaty gives the government jurisdiction to override any decision made by any parent if the government thinks that a better decision can be made—even if there is no proof of any harm.

2. Call the Ambassador Susan Rice’s office at the United Nations. Tell her that you want her to represent the United States to the world rather than trying to get the United States to go along with international law initiated by the UN. Her office number is 212-415-4000.

3. Contact your senators and urge them to oppose ratification of this treaty.(Find your senators’ contact information by using HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.) Ask them also to defeat it once and for all by cosponsoring SJRes 16—the Parental Rights Amendment.

It is very important that we speak up right now. Please call before you close this email!

Michael Farris HSLDA Chairman

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hslda; un

1 posted on 06/24/2009 11:53:29 AM PDT by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

May as well tell them to say NO to CEDAW too, but they won’t. We are so screwed.

2 posted on 06/24/2009 11:59:36 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: AngieGal
Problem is, the writer doesn't say WHY this treaty must be opposed:

See, by overwhelming the “news cycle”, he can dilute opposition to the: GM bailout, IGA bailout, ACORN bailout/funding as “census” workers, the AGW tax-and-trade bill, the health care bill, ....

3 posted on 06/24/2009 12:00:49 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; AngieGal
Here's another thread, which gives just one of the reasons why this anti-family treaty is so dangerous (it erodes parental rights dramatically):

UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

4 posted on 06/24/2009 12:06:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde; Robert A. Cook, PE

Here’s some more information:
Home School Court Report - July/August 1993
Home School Legal Defense Association

5 posted on 06/24/2009 12:10:01 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

I have long advocated the need for an amendment to the Constitution that limits the ability of Congress or the States to meddle in the affairs of parents.

6 posted on 06/24/2009 12:11:42 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: AngieGal

Hey, Susan Rice, up yours.

US out of the UN and UN out of the US. And take the Kenyan with you.

7 posted on 06/24/2009 12:16:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If Randy Cunningham is in prison for corruption, then why isn't Diane Feinstein locked up as well?)
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To: AngieGal

ALL such treaties are illegal and a violation of the constitution and sovereignty of this nation.

Any politician calling for adoption of this or any other UN treaty should be impeached for treason.

8 posted on 06/24/2009 12:23:23 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: taxcontrol

And that amendment is HJRES42.

10 posted on 06/24/2009 1:15:37 PM PDT by goldi
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To: All

“UN Treaty Says Children’s Rights Outweigh Parental Rights!!
This treaty would ban spanking, home schooling, and even church attendance …if the kids reject them!”
By: J. D. Longstreet

Also see:

January 9, 2009

“Exclusive: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Would Threaten the American Family”

Chris Carter

11 posted on 06/24/2009 1:51:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (“No heresy, no wickedness, not even the devil himself, can succeed without first counterfeiting goo)
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To: AngieGal

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

HSLDA: Delegation at UN Disconnects Phone—Update

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:


The office of UN Ambassador Susan Rice has been inundated with calls!

The first phone line we sent out has been completely shut down, and the voice mail system for all of their lines has been crashed.

This means you can’t likely get through, so what do you do?

You no longer need to call the U.S. office at the UN. Instead, please contact the White House comment line at 202-456-1111. It may be busy—we have kept it busy all day—but keep trying. It is only open from 9 to 5 EDT, so time is limited. However, you can also send them a message online at

Also, contact your senators. Find their contact information by using our Legislative Toolbox at . Congressional offices also close at 5 (EDT), so try to get to them quickly—or call tomorrow!

Please visit for more up-to-date information on this campaign before calling our office.

Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!

Michael Farris
HSLDA Chairman

12 posted on 06/24/2009 3:13:20 PM PDT by AngieGal
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