Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Parental Rights- Why CRPD Is Still Bad for America

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August 21, 2012
Why CRPD Is Still Bad for America
On July 26 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to discuss the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)  and to add to it certain Reservations, Understandings, and Declarations (RUDs) that would accompany American ratification. Since then many of you have asked us how to address the arguments of your senators, who claim that these RUDs have rendered the CRPD harmless.

In a letter to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) last week, ParentalRights.org President Michael Farris answered that very question. By taking on the senator’s arguments one by one – arguments shared by many of his colleagues – Mr. Farris provides a point-by-point case for why ratifying the CRPD is still a bad decision for the United States.

To read Dr. Farris’s letter to Sen. Rockefeller, click here. (Farris wrote the letter in his role as Chairman of Homeschool Legal Defense Association, so it is on that organization's letterhead.)

Then, contact your senators again and warn them that the current RUDs are insufficient to protect America or Americans from this dangerous treaty.

Please Call Again
First, check our list of Sovereignty Champions to see if your senator is already among those solidly opposed to ratifying this treaty. If so, an email expressing your gratitude for their position will encourage them to keep that stand.

If your senators are not already on the list, please contact them and tell them that the proposed RUDs are not sufficient to protect American law - or American parents - from the unwanted consequences of the CRPD. You can find your senators' contact information by clicking on your state at parentalrights.org/states. (Remember, they are home this month, so you would do well to call a local office if possible.)

No doubt many senators would stand with us to oppose this treaty if they truly understood the threat it poses to parental rights and American sovereignty. Countless organizations are also standing on the wrong side of this issue simply because they do not see the dangerous reality.

Together, we can get the word out and begin to turn the tide on this threatening treaty.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

P.S. - Remember, too, that we are still offering Internet Safety 101 for your donation of $100 or more to our efforts to protect your parental rights. Check out this excellent DVD program here, or click here to donate today! (Because we are a 501(c)4 lobbying organization, donations are not tax deductible - but we greatly appreciate your support!)
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Parental Rights Amendment Senate Cosponsors
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Senators Opposing CRPD Ratification
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