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Parental Rights Under Attack

I just foudn out today about the Massachusetts bill that would make it a crime for parents to spank their children. Here is Gene Veith on the issue:

The state of Massachusetts is considering a bill that would make it a crime for parents to spank their children.

Which reminds me to put in a big plug for this blog’s reader and mentor Rich Shipe, who is heading an organization to promote the rights of parents. Specifically, his group is pushing for a constitutional amendment to that effect. Here is the proposed text:

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

No treaty nor any source of international law may be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

Go here to learn more and, if you want that amendment, to sign the petition. Go to the Parental Rights blog for some chilling examples of parental rights under attack.

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