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Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by ohioriver
First of all - these are recommendations, NOT laws or enforceable in any way, and the message is being misrepresented.
A legally binding instrument
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.
# Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
Originally posted by Sestias
If one is an extreme isolationist one might be against the United Nations as a concept. That kind of isolationism would require a completely amoral indifference to the rest of the world and to the suffering caused by genocides.
How much power should a government have in determining how a child should be educated? What laws did Domenic's parents break? They homeschooled their son. Should homeschooling a child be grounds for losing custody?
"In response to our inquiries, Swedish authorities have cited the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to explain and defend their actions. If the U.S. were to ever ratify this treaty, as the White House and some members of Congress desire, then this sort of thing could occur here."
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by pthena
Well hell, why do we not just throw the fricking Constitution out the window and just live by UN sanctioned treaties?
Originally posted by Starbug3MY
5 year-olds do not need sexual education. If and when they might need it is up to the parents.