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March 25, 2008

CACR 23: State Parental Rights Amendment

Sponsors:
Representatives Daniel Itse (R), Paul Ingbretson (R), and Dudley Dumaine (R)

Summary:
CACR 23 allows voters to decide in the November 2008 election whether the New Hampshire Constitution should be amended to include the following:

“The State shall not abridge the right, role, or responsibility of parents to control the welfare and education of their children.”

Status:

1/2/2008(House) Introduced and Referred to Children and Family Law Committee
1/9/2008(House) Public Hearing, 1 p.m., LOB 206
1/15/2008(House) Subcommittee Work Session, 9 a.m., LOB 206
1/29/2008(House) Executive Session, 1:45 p.m., LOB 206
1/31/2008(House) Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
1/31/2008(House) Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
2/13/2008(House) All CACRs Spec Ordered to Reg Place on Next Reg Calendar
3/5/2008(House) Voted Inexpedient to Legislate, Motion Adopted by Roll Call Vote 222-103

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

Background:
Your right to homeschool rests on the freedom to direct the education and upbringing of your children. Unfortunately, this freedom is under attack from multiple sources, particularly international law, and only a federal constitutional amendment will ensure that the courts of our nation protect the fundamental right of parents to raise their children. And only a constitutional amendment will override international law that seeks to undermine the parental role.

We believe that the only complete solution to the danger confronting the child-parent relationship is a federal Parental Rights Amendment, which will place current Supreme Court doctrine protecting parental rights into the explicit text of the Constitution. HSLDA is partnering with parentalrights.org in support of this amendment.

To learn more about protecting parental rights, and to sign the parental rights petition, please visit www.parentalrights.org.

 Other Resources

E-lert—Jan.7-2008—“Action Needed to Protect Parental Rights”

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