Paranoid enough to think they’re watching me; rational enough to know I’m right…
December 14, 2009 § 18 Comments
Try this on for size: Social Services in England take a two year old from his parents because they refuse to feed him junk food.
The thing is, here in the US, our laws are written in such a way that children cannot be taken from the home unless there is “proof of harm.” But according to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which England (and most of Europe) has ratified, the “best interests” of the child are the defining factor for removal– and it is a broad definition at that.
I have a lot of issues with the CRC, not the least of which is that if the US ratifies it, it would supersede the Constitution and overturn the rights of the parent. ParentalRights.Org is an organization that is trying to create an amendment that would help protect parents from having their children ripped away for silly and arbitrary reasons, and keep governmental bureaucracies from undermining parental authority.
That’s not to say that the way things are currently parents do not sometimes find themselves in a position of defending their parenting habits, but at least there are regulations in place to minimize unjust removals.
But on a lighter note, here’s a video about the unjust removal of our money from our wallets.