Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) and U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)


Hoosier Army Mom requested that I take a look at this thing called the ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ (FOCA). Having no idea what it is, I had to read up a bit.

From Hoosier Army Mom’s blog post, which also covers something called the ‘U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child ‘(UNCRC), here’s what I gleaned…

On FOCA:

1) FOCA stands for the Freedom of Choice Act.

2) President Obama made a promise to Planned Parenthood (the top abortion business and, ironically in light of Obama’s support, known anti-Black racists) that the first thing he would do as president is sign this act.

3) FOCA would take away every restriction on abortion nationwide.

4) A petition to stop the Freedom of Choice Act is at http://www.FightFOCA.com.

UNCRC:

1) It is a treaty which creates binding rules of law. It is no mere statement of altruism.

2) Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.

3) A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.

4) Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion. [Think about it: your 4 year old daughter embracing Free Love philosophy.]

5) The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision. [And we all know how capable and upstanding government workers can be.]

6) A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed. [Supreme Court case: Junior vs Parents on Right to hourly cocaine-laced ice cream.]

7) Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure. [The definition of which being subject to government worker’s judgment and government review of course.]

8 ) Christian schools that refuse to teach “alternative worldviews” and teach that Christianity is the only true religion “fly in the face of article 29″ of the treaty. [What was I saying about Free Love philosophy again?]

9) Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC. [Right in line with Obama’s hopes to expose 6-year-old kindergarteners to explicit sex ed.]

10) Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent. [Gonna need that every few months with the Free Love thing going on.]

Much more information can be found at Hoosier Army Mom’s blog post.


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7 Responses to “Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) and U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)”

  1. Jan Cosgrove Says:

    Where DO you pick up such distorted hogwash? The UNCRC does none of those things, read it properly without the crazy specs on. None of the things direly and bizarrely predicted in your outburst has ever happened anywhere because of the UNCRC. What you really mean is that kids will have a right to choose their religion (they do anyway under the US Constitution) but the CRC says they will be guided by their parents (which surely is what happens anyway, or do you say that when a kid reaches 18 and 1 second s/he hasn’t that choice anyway). There are many countries where parents smack their children and these have signed the CRC and have constitutions based on the US model. Do you mean that parents who believe in creationism will have to understand that their kids have a right to know other views, including those that deny the Bible is literally true or other faiths or even other views of Christian belief? Is that what they’re all scared of? That evolution may be taught as science, and faith as belief not proven by science? What I think is at stake is very serious – the right of people in positions of trust to enforce their beliefs on those in their charge, be they parents or government workers, a right which is no right at all but an abuse whoever does it. Children are free citizens not zombies to be indoctrinated by anyone – they have a right to receive information and ideas, especially from their parents but not exclusively, and, as the CRC recognises, they have a right to express their views and to be listened to on the basis of their level of understanding (listened, not able to do what they want) – that is what the CRC says. Isn’t that how good parents behave – they listen to their kids and take into account their ability to understand, which comes at different ages with different children? “You will believe this” – that’s the phrase of the totalitarian-minded, be they parents or others. That’s the mark of those who are frightened of ideas other than the ones they believe and who want to stop others hearing them. There is one hell of a difference between saying to your child “This is what I sincerely believe is true, I’ll tell you why, I hope you will believe it too – but there are other views which I don’t hold” and pronouncing “This IS the truth, there is no other, you will not be a good person if you don’t believe this, other ideas are evil.” The first respects the First Amendment, the second has no part in the US Constitution nor the UNCRC but fits in well with dictatorships and tyrannies. Where do you stand?

  2. Scott Thong Says:

    Well for one, I stand in Malaysia, not the USA. I’m just reposting this on a friend’s request.

    Less literally, my stand is that every person has the right to choose their own beliefs. But children do not have the mental capacity to make rational decisions, which is why we have such things as minimum age of consent for sex, smoking, alcohol and electing politicians to office (you decide which is the worst vice of those four!).

    And I certainly have close to ZERO trust or faith in the competency, neutrality and general goodness of the UN. Its ideals are there, sure, but the implementation and the personal philosophy of those who carry out the implementation are horrible. And then there are those cases where even the ideals are horribly twisted…

    UN Food for Oil scandal. Anti racism conference where the theme is ‘hate the Jews’. The junk science that is global warming (sure, I’ll debate you on that!). Very, very harshly worded letter to scold Iran or North Korea for violating UN declarations, again.

    On a related note, anyone who prefers UN Peacekeepers over US Army soldiers on their ground probably hasn’t heard of the Six Day War chickening out, Rwandan casual stroll, UN Peacekeeper systematic rape, or various UN officials arrested for carrying child porn around with them.a

  3. hoosierarmymom Says:

    Jan commented on my original post Scott. She is obviously one of the reasons for the problem we now have in America, thinking that our Usurper President/Marxist is the true Messiah. Trolls like Jan will never get rational thinking. They are too busy blaming Christians and people who don’t think her left wing way for problems and calling documented evidence from a Constitutional legal expert “hogwash”.

  4. Rick Says:

    hoosierarmymom, thanks for the comment. True. Trolls like her come to my web site periodically. I follow many pro-life blogs and see the same uninformed Obama worshipping believers posting on them as well.

    Keep the faith.

    Rick

  5. Lori Says:

    Thanks for sharing this information! I get so tired of the same arguments like “no other country has a problem with the UNCRC.” Well, no other country has a supremacy clause in their constitution making treaties the “supreme law” of the land. We, however, do and therefore I am not willing to sign a treaty giving a UN board of directors more power than my own State government in which I reside! I will be sure to list you on our blog roll as a supporter of parental rights. Thanks for helping to spread the word about this real and present danger!

  6. hoosierarmymom Says:

    Right on Lori. We can no longer afford to sit on our laurels and do nothing.

    Thank you Scott, you are a doll.

  7. Rick Says:

    Thanks for the URL. I put the petition against FOCA on my blog.

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