At an East St. Louis anti-gun rally, the final speaker spoke out in favor of handing over, to the United Nations, America’s sovereign right to decide its own laws regarding our children and our guns. The speaker, Dr. Robert Flood, states that this “Children’ Rights Amendment” is necessary to “allow a more solid legal foundation to so-called counterbalance the legal interpretation of the Second and 14th Amendment.”
The problem with this proposed amendment is many. It declared that rights are defined by the United Nations, rather than the Bill of Rights, and the rights enshrined in common law and our common civic heritage. It subjugates all branches of the Federal government, the state governments, and the sovereignty of the people to the dictates of global bureaucrats and politicians for whom freedom and liberty are alien.
Worse, is that is declares that parents have to have their parental rights limited by the whims of their own children, who are not legally capable of making decisions for themselves. In other words, if you don’t pay attention to your child’s demand to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then you are violating their Constitutional rights, as dictated by the United Nations.
The ultimate danger comes from the “its for the children” argument being enshrined as being the only argument necessary to violate any and all other inalienable rights.
The full text of this proposed Constitutional Amendment is below.
Section 1. As a member of the United Nations, the United States of America, and all its peoples, fully endorse and support the following statement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: all children everywhere have the same rights, no matter where they live or what they believe.
Section 2: Every child born to this world has the right to life, survival and development; the child’s view should be taken into account in all decisions affecting his/her life.
Section 3. The best interest of the child will take primary consideration and will supersede all existing laws and amendments that otherwise could endanger the safety and welfare of children.
Section 4: All Children born to this world have the rights guaranteed by this amendment, without discrimination of any kind.
Section 5: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 6: This amendment shall take effect immediately upon ratification.
Hat Tip: Barracuda Brigade.