Pro-family groups are going on the offensive to stop an incoming
barrage of internationalists' treaties as voters approve ballot
measures on "children's rights."
The results are in ... and parents in Ireland voted for their
own defeat -- conceding that they are not fit to make decisions
about raising their own children. They effectively handed over
their parental rights to their own children and the government
Saturday, as the final poll results show this week that 57 percent
-- versus 43 percent -- of Irish voters believe that "children's
rights" should usurp their own when making crucial decisions on the
upbringing of Irish youth.
In another stride toward global governance, the United Nations
brought Ireland under compliance with its mandate that allows for
the state's seizure of children via an amendment that voters
approved into the Irish constitution. Only one-third of Irish
voters showed up to cast their ballot on the measure, which was not
only supported by every political party, but surprisingly by all
children's charities, as well.
But pro-family groups in America are more than concerned that
what goes down in Ireland doesn't stay in Ireland.
"The election results are going to require us to engage in both
offensive and defensive tactics to preserve parental rights," says
Parentalrights.org president Michael P. Farris.
"There is absolutely no doubt that the internationalists are going
to push extremely hard for ratification of a whole series of
treaties that will dramatically reorder the relationship between
parents and children."
And Farris promises that he will not let America sit down and
bow to the dictates of the government as parents blindly stand by
to watch their parental rights stripped before their very eyes.
"The nanny state will gain much ground under these treaties,"
Farris adds. "We must do everything we can to stop their
ratification -- and we will continue to work very hard to push the
Parental Rights Amendment. Getting a
two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate will be a
significant challenge over the next two years, and we may have to
hope for a turnaround in 2014."
To see what the U.S.
government is already doing
to invade parental rights in the home,
watch "Overruled: Government Invasion of Your Parental
Luck of the Irish won't help here
Opponents in Ireland campaigning to defeat the referendum
propagated by the government to champion and "strengthen children's
rights" will attest that Irish parents will need a lot more than
the luck of the Irish when they want to exercise their rights to
raise their children the way they see fit. After a hard-fought, but
unfruitful battle against the government's drive to pass the
measure for the amendment, the Alliance of Parents against the State argue
that the United Nations will reign supreme over Irish law.
For more on the referendum
U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child
read the OneNewsNow article
parents giving away wrong rights?"
According to APS, voters have given the Irish government
virtually unchecked authority to seize the nation's youth when
acting in the "best interests of children" -- a term which it
defines itself. The pro-family group says parents will be faced
with the following new challenges due to Saturday's results:
APS also maintains that the legal system's judges upholding the
new laws work hand in hand with the State when it comes to child
seizures, noting that their true interest is in covering
themselves. The pro-family group points out that when children die
under the state's care, no one is held responsible, yet when false
charges are brought against parents -- who are acquitted -- family
courts still punish them and remove their children from their
Many parents in Ireland are up in arms, as it seems as though
their parental rights were virtually stripped overnight, as the
wording of the amendment was only unveiled a few weeks ago, giving
them an inadequate amount of time effectively counter the
government's massive fly-by-night campaign. It is further reported
that the government was ordered by the Supreme Court of Ireland to
tear down and remove its website that campaigned for the
referendum's passage -- an alleged illegal cover-up that opponents
are using as their central argument to reverse the voters'
And challengers to the amendment claim that the State's campaign
to ratify it was corrupt and misleading from the get-go.
"It has been a YES campaign from the beginning," former European
Parliament member from Ireland, Kathy Sinnott, told LifeSiteNews.
"Everyone believes that in voting YES, they are protecting
children, but they are really giving up their rights over their
children. The government thinks that people are ready to buy their
propaganda that changing the Constitution is about protecting
children. Of course this is nonsense, because our Constitution
already very strongly protects children."
In fact, it takes protection to a whole new meaning ...
"Not only does the State take over parental authority, but all a
parent has to do is 'likely to fail' in their responsibilities, as
defined by the State, for the State to take control of the
children," Sinnott continued. "Everything, of course, is for the
'best interest of the child,' which according to the U.N. treaty,
is decided by the State."
And Sinnott further shared why the government's intrusion is so
"The reason why the family should have prior rights over
children is because of the family bond, which is nature's strategy
for protecting children. This is the mother-child bond, the
father-child bond, the mother-father bond, and the brother-sister
bond. This bond is the source of what is really in the 'best
interest' of the child. The State can never have this bond. By
injecting themselves as controlling shareholder of every family in
this country, the State is reversing this natural order."
Just as many parents in Ireland failed to see the dire
consequences of letting such a measure pass, pro-family groups in
the U.S. fear that Americans will let the government on their own
shores invade upon the rights of parents within their own homes. In
fact, President Barack Obama is giving his full-fledged support for
the U.S. judicial system to adopt the U.N. Convention on the Rights
of the Child -- the very treaty that Ireland's new "children's
rights" amendment is based upon.
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