U.N. SEIZURE OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
By Berit Kjos
July 25, 2009
From Family Freedom to Global Control
“...some opponents of Humanism have accused us of wishing to overthrow the traditional Christian family. They are right. That is exactly what we intend to do.” The British Humanist Association,1969
"...if you give me any normal human being and a couple of weeks, ...I can change his behavior from what it is not to whatever you want it to be.... I can turn him from a Christian into a Communist.... We can control behavior.” Psychology Professor James McConnell, 1966
"Article 13. "The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers...." Convention on the Rights of the Child
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-8
Don't be deceived! The twenty-year-old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has little to do with personal rights. It has everything to do with changing values and undermining the traditional family. Since it transfers parental authority to the state, Christian children are legally free to reject safe family guidelines. The state will back their choice! As Hillary Clinton wrote back in the nineties, "It Takes a Village!"
This process started long ago. Its milestones include the birth of the United Nations in 1945 and, starting in 1948, its "consultative" relationships with the new World Federation for Mental Health. The Federation's founding document, "Mental Health and World Citizenship," exposed the mind-changing agenda behind the social sciences:
"Studies of human development indicate the modifiability of human behaviour throughout life, especially during infancy, childhood and adolescence.... Social institutions such as family and school impose their imprint early.... It is the men and women in whom these patterns of attitude and behaviour have been incorporated who present the immediate resistance to social, economic and political changes."
The CRC is designed to erode that resistance! For example, its ARTICLE 14 tells parents to "respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion." That might make sense if parents were free to teach them safe moral and spiritual boundaries. But it spells disaster in today's boundary-free culture, which bombards our children with promiscuous, pornographic and pluralistic suggestions and images.
ARTICLE 14 includes this qualification: "Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others." But who are those "others" that need protection? All who despise the Bible and are offended by moral standards? That's already happening! As one school administrator warned a student: "Leave your faith in the car."
ARTICLE 15 grants children the right to "freedom of association," while ARTICLE 16 forbids "interference with his or her privacy... or correspondence." Their freedom to choose would fling the doors open to every lewd kind of literature, texting and Internet communications.
Notice the strange twist. With ratification of this Convention, the state terminates parental rights to set wise boundaries and maintain moral standards. It "frees" children to follow their new pied pipers into a world of corruption, group thinking, and government control. Meanwhile, Christian children lose their traditional right to express their faith, since Christian beliefs and values are too divisive for today's changing world.
This heartbreaking process is illustrated by a Canadian family. (Since Canada has ratified this Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), it must conform to UN standards):
"The father had ordered the daughter... to remain off the Internet. She didn't, chatting on websites her father had tried to block and then posting 'inappropriate' pictures of herself online, using a friend's Internet portal. As punishment, the father refused to let her go on a scheduled school trip, so the 12-year-old went to Canada's judicial system to get her way. ...[she] had access to the courts using a court-appointed attorney representing her in her parents' custody dispute."
"Quebec Superior Court rejected the Gatineau father's appeal of a lower court ruling that said his punishment was too severe for the wrongs he said his daughter committed. The father is 'flabbergasted.'"
Such biased verdicts complement the deceptive language in the UN's celebrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Notice how it parallels the CRC: Its ARTICLE 18 guarantees "the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion." And ARTICLE 19 affirms "the right to freedom of opinion and expression...." But ARTICLE 29 warns that:
"these rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations."
In other words, UN "rights" won't be granted to those who disagree with its goals. They include:
• A New World Order ruled by unelected globalists with a socialist agenda• The end of national sovereignty, absolute truth and the traditional family• Social solidarity and spiritual pluralism purged of "divisive" Christian values.• A communitarian network of partnerships between three sectors: (1) government, (2) business, and (3) social. The latter includes community organizations, churches, families, etc. In this unequal partnership, the government becomes the controlling "partner." It would set the standards, measure (or assess) compliance, reward group "progress," and punish resisters.
This agenda may sound good to utopians who put their hope in global CHANGE -- and who ignore the duplicity of today's powerful and pragmatic globalist change agents. Today's clever disinformation "speaks" louder than the truth -- especially to listeners trained to follow feelings rather than facts!
So it's not surprising that two-faced "double-speak" is central to UN propaganda. UNESCO's Declaration on the Role of Religion is a good example. It calls for tolerance and dialogue -- but shows no tolerance toward Christianity. Its unchanging truths simply don't fit UNESCO requirements:
"We will promote dialogue and harmony between and within religions … respecting the search for truth and wisdom that is outside our religion.… We call upon the different religious and cultural traditions to join hands… and to cooperate with us."
The word "cooperate" is a benign way of saying "submit to the new global standards." And any substandard results of that "search for truth" would soon be silenced by today's ever-present dialectical "group-think."
NO ROOM FOR RESISTERS
The CRC brings this interfaith agenda right into our homes and schools. Following the UN pattern, its promised "rights" are reserved for those who embrace its socialist, anti-Christian values. The Preamble sets the stage:
"Considering that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations [co-authored by Alger Hiss], and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity....
ARTICLE 3. "...ensure that the institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards established by competent authorities..."
ARTICLE 9. "...a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review determine, in accordance with applicable law and procedures, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child..." [Might faith in God's unchanging Truth be considered incompatible with those "best interests?"]
ARTICLE 12. "...assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child."
17. "States Parties recognize the important function performed
by the mass media and shall ensure that the child has access to information
and material from a diversity of national and international sources,
especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual
and moral [referring to politically correct, not Christian, values]
well-being and physical and mental health. To this end, States Parties
(c) "Encourage the production and dissemination of children's books.... [What kind of books? Most popular books today immerse our children in suggestions, images, beliefs and values that clash with Christian values!]
(e) "Encourage the development of appropriate guidelines for the protection of the child from information and material injurious to his or her well-being. [The Bible? Traditional history books? Missionary stories?]
Might those "injurious" materials include the Bible? Missionary stories? Traditional history books or other information that could clash with UN ideology? Probably! Since the goal is CHANGE -- establishing a New World Order -- any hindrance to that vision is already censored in public schools. The Globalist Elite have no tolerance for the America we have treasured!
INCITING HATRED FOR RESISTERS
This socialist revolution reminds me of the anger that followed the 1996 Oklahoma bombing. Day after day, the media's accusing pens pointed to suspected foes of American togetherness -- those whose "enraged rhetoric" had created a national "climate of hate and paranoia." They ranged from "rabid" radio hosts and "extremists" to concerned Christian parents. "Their coalition," wrote Time,
"included well known-elements of far-right thought: tax protesters, Christian homeschoolers, conspiracy theorists... and self-reliant types who resent a Federal Government that seems to favor grizzly bears and wolves over humans..."
Apparently, the recent controversial report from the Department of Homeland Security was simply the latest expression of the socialist agenda. Do you remember its amazing report on 'Right-wing Extremism?' It suggests that economic woes, "the return of military veterans" and "individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration" could lead to the "emergence of terrorist groups" and violence.
Notice what's happening. In spite of their call to unity, our socialist leaders are stirring up division. That's because this intentional vilification of ordinary, peace-loving Americans serves a useful purpose. Hitler understood it well. He, too, was determined to separate followers from resisters. Remember what he wrote in Mein Kampf:
"The art of truly great popular leaders in all ages has consisted chiefly in ... concentrating always on a single adversary.... It is part of a great leader's genius to make even widely separated adversaries appear as if they belonged to one category..." See The Enemy of the People
This CRC is an invitation as well as a curse. It would "free" our children and grandchildren to be World Citizens, immune to the call of God and traditional parental values. But for those who refuse to compromise, it spells the end of American freedom. Ordinary Americans are demonized as an enemy, while the actual enemy has become a friend. Thomas Sowell said it well:
"While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border... the Director of Homeland Security is worried about 'right-wing extremists.' ...[S]omehow they just know that you right-wingers are itching to unleash terror somewhere....
"So-called 'honor killings' by Muslims in the United States... does not seem to arouse any concern by the Department of Homeland Security.... When it comes to the thuggery of ACORN... the Department of Homeland Security apparently sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil."
SAVING THE EARTH
ARTICLE 29 states: "...the education of the child shall be directed to... (e) The development of respect for the natural environment."
That vision could be good if it wasn't wrapped in a political agenda -- and a spiritual one as well. But countless environmental and religious groups are now sharing their strategies for a new earth-centered ideology. Many so-called churches are persuaded that green religions are more beneficial than the "obsolete" certainties of the Bible. Al Gore leads the way. Ponder this quote from Earth in the Balance:
"The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously throughout the world has... spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious perspective may prove especially important where our global civilization's responsibility for the earth is concerned." (pages 258-259)
Mocking truth is a sign of our times, and "fear" has become a common accusation against us. Yet, of all the world's people, Christians have the least reason to fear. For our sovereign God reigns -- all the more in the midst of today's unholy changes:
"...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:37-39
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