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4/15/2013 4:40:21 PM
Darren Jones--HSLDA
Calls Needed to Support Parental Rights Resolution

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Calls Needed to Support Parental Rights Resolution

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

House Concurrent Resolution "HCR" 38 is scheduled to be considered in
the House Civil & Jurisprudence Committee this Wednesday, April 17,
2013. HCR 38 would urge the U.S. Congress to propose the Parental
Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution and submit it to
the states for ratification.

Your calls are needed ensure that this resolution on parental rights
receives the support it needs!

Action Requested:

Please call the members of the House Committee on Federalism & Fiscal
Responsibility. Your message can be as simple as "Please support House
Concurrent Resolution 38 which will support a parental rights
amendment to the United States Constitution."

Consider attending the committee meeting on April 17, 2013, in Room
E2.036, at 2 p.m.

Members of the House Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility

Representative Brandon Creighton (Chair)
(512) 463-0726

Representative Cindy Burkett
(512) 463-0464

Representative Eddie Lucio III
(512) 463-0606

Representative Scott Turner
(512) 463-0484

Representative Armando Walle
(512) 463-0924


Background:

Since 2000, the courts have been ambivalent as to whether or not
parental rights constitute a fundamental right. To complicate matters,
international law is finding its way into American jurisprudence, with
the Senate likely to consider the ratification of the United Nation's
Convention on the Rights of the Child sometime in the near future. If
this treaty were ratified, it would become the supreme law of the land
under Article VI of the United States Constitution (which makes
treaties signed by the U.S. equivalent to Acts of Congress and
subordinate only to the Constitution's text). The Convention on the
Rights of the Child would radically alter the American flow of power
and family structure, wresting authority from parents and giving it to
the courts, and in some cases, to the United Nations. HSLDA continues
to uphold the right of parents, not an 18-member international panel,
to decide what is best for America's children.

Check out parentalrights.org for more information.

In other news, perhaps you've heard of HSLDA's current fight to defend
the German Romeike family from deportation. After the Romeikes faced
fines, losing custody of their children, and the threat of
imprisonment as a homeschooling family in Germany, they moved to the
United States seeking asylum for educational freedom. HSLDA is
currently defending them in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Click
here http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=18108 for more information and
to sign the petition to the White House to stop the deportation of the
Romeikes.

Standing with you for freedom,




Darren A. Jones
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve
you! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you
consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support
for our work enables us to defend individual families and protect
homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=18109

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