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6/24/2009 1:25:25 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Call Now to Stop UN Children's Treaty

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HSLDA: Call Now to Stop UN Children's Treaty

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Monday in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United
Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration
officials are actively discussing "when and how it might be possible
to join" (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is
that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely
accepted treaty.

This is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration
that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC.

In my 30 years of political involvement, I have learned to recognize
this as what is called a "trial balloon." Like in World War I trench
warfare, our opponents have "sent up a balloon" to see if it will draw
fire. If things remain quiet, they will proceed with their plans to
push for ratification of the CRC in the U.S. Senate. To discourage
them from doing so, we need to make sure that our voices are heard
with unmistakable clarity. We must let the Obama administration know
that we oppose this anti-family, anti-American treaty.

ACTION:

Here's what we need you all to do:

1. Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111. Tell them you
heard the administration wants to ratify the CRC, and you strongly
oppose this giving away of U.S. sovereignty to the UN. Also, keep in
mind that this treaty gives the government jurisdiction to override
any decision made by any parent if the government thinks that a better
decision can be made--even if there is no proof of any harm.

2. Call the Ambassador Susan Rice's office at the United Nations. Tell
her that you want her to represent the United States to the world
rather than trying to get the United States to go along with
international law initiated by the UN. Her office number is
212-415-4000.

3. Contact your senators and urge them to oppose ratification of this
treaty. ( Find your senators' contact information by using HSLDA's
Legislative Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6666 .) Ask
them also to defeat it once and for all by cosponsoring SJRes 16--the
Parental Rights Amendment.

It is very important that we speak up right now. Please call before
you close this email!

Michael Farris
HSLDA Chairman

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