“There is something that every parent who believes in the primacy of civil society wants to say to these progressives who claim that their children belong to everybody else. ‘Hands off my kids! My kids are not your cash cows. My kids’ minds are not for you to propagandize and my kids’ futures are not for you to raid in the name of social justice and the need for more failed investments.’ ” ~ Michelle Malkin
One of the most troubling trends in our culture today is the growing acceptance of this “government knows best” mentality. It’s enough to make commentators like Michelle Malkin yell out “Hands off my kids!”
I was in the midst of an intense battle last year to keep our government from allowing the United Nations to tell me how to raise my disabled child. I was forced to go to war with no armor. Why? Sadly, as a citizen of North Carolina, there is nothing in our statutes or our state constitution that declares parental rights a fundamental right.
Where does this leave me if I go to court to try to protect my family from government intrusion? If a judge decides that a right is not fundamental, then it leaves an open door for the government to infringe on that right. This is how it is at present, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Last week House Bill 711 was introduced in the North Carolina legislature. This bill defends our rights as parents to direct the upbringing, education and care of our children as a fundamental right. It also declares that “neither the State nor any agency or locality of the State shall infringe on a parent’s rights to the care, custody, and control of his or her child without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.”
If an intruder breaks down your door, you want to be well-armed before you yell out “Stay away from my kids!”. House Bill 711 offers that extra protection that every citizen wants and needs. North Carolina parents and grandparents, this is our time to take a stand for the sake of our children and future generations. PLEASE take time to call your legislators today and ask them to support House Bill 711 the parental rights bill. We may not get an opportunity like this again.
If there is no parental rights bill in your state, contact parentalrights.org to find out what you can do to help.
“First it was “You didn’t build that.” Now it’s “You didn’t birth that.” *Sigh* Govt, stay out of our cribs.” ~ Sarah Palin
By: Donna Mauney
Donna is a homeschooling mother of eight children, 5 biological and 3 adopted. She became involved in politics when she started homeschooling, in order to protect her rights as a parent and freedom to homeschool. Since then she has been active in several campaigns on a grassroots level.
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