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An Internationalist Movement
Volume 78, Program 21
11/12/2007
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Is there an internationalist assault on the juvenile justice system? Tune in to Home School Heartbeat this week as host Michael Farris talks about the move to usurp American law with international law—and how homeschoolers can help stop it.

Mike:
On April 16, 2007, I attended a briefing held in the United States Senate to promote the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The featured speaker was a law professor from Amsterdam, Jaap Doek. Professor Doek recently completed a five-year term as the chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child—the agency with the authority to enforce this international children’s treaty.

The presentation was a wholesale assault on American juvenile justice practices which are claimed to be out of compliance with international standards on children’s rights. The presenters clearly were jubilant over their recent victory in Roper v. Simmons from the Supreme Court of the United States.

This case involved three 17-year-olds who decided to do a thrill killing of a randomly selected middle-aged woman by throwing her off of a bridge. The Senate briefing didn’t focus on the facts of the case.

The Supreme Court employed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to bolster their determination that the death penalty was unconstitutional for juveniles. This is just one specific example of how the Supreme Court is beginning to overlook American law and replace it with abstract international law. If you would like to help stop this internationalist move, sign the petition at www.parentalrights.org. I’m Mike Farris.


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