The concept of parental rights isn’t just for parents. It influences your children, too. Hear how they can help pass the parental rights amendment on this edition of Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Farris and his guest, Congressman Pete Hoekstra.
Congressman Hoekstra, what can students do to help pass this parental rights amendment?
Congressman Pete Hoekstra:
Well, I think they should be doing and looking at it the same way that their parents are. This is something that—I want to say that it protects their rights, because I think that the student is entitled and permitted to have the right of a family and the family deciding what they’re going to do in the upbringing and the values they’re going to have, so that the supremacy in America is for family. Supremacy in America is not for government.
Then, again, they can get involved the same way that we expect their parents and others to get involved: to contact their representatives, to contact their senators, to make sure that those people are aware of their concerns, that this is not just the parents that are talking about parental rights, but it’s every single member of the family talking about preserving the institution of the family.
Do you think that the senators and congressmen will listen to a student who calls in about this subject?
Oh, I think so. I think what you’re seeing in this election here in 2008 that as young people become much more involved in the process, politicians are taking note of that and I think in the future are going to be more involved, and they’re going to listen more closely, because young people are going to be more of a force in the future than they have been in the past.
I’m Mike Farris.