Oh look, another organization that cares more about money than about parent’s or children’s rights!
LEGAL RESPONSE TO THE PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
November 19, 2017
WHY DOES HSLDA WANT A NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES?
That’s the question people ought to be asking. That’s what NHELD is asking HSLDA.
Because that’s what will happen if the HSLDA sponsored Parental Rights Amendment is adopted.
Why is HSLDA not being honest about it?
Why is HSLDA duping well meaning Congress people into sponsoring such a bill?
Why is HSLDA duping well meaning and unsuspecting parents?
The truth is the U.S. Constitution limits the powers of the federal government.
The Constitution grants powers and rights to the federal government that are very specific and limited.
The Constitution does not grant any power or right to the federal government to have anything to do with the rights of parents.
Parents have rights granted by their Creator, rights that no one can take away. Those rights are inalienable.
The federal government does not grant any rights to anyone under the existing Constitution.
HSLDA wants to change all that.
HSLDA wants to change the Constitution so that the federal government does have the power to grant or take away rights of parents.
HSLDA wants to change the Constitution so that the rights of parents will be limited by the federal government.
HSLDA wants to change the Constitution so that the federal government will have the power over parental rights.
All in the name supposedly of “protecting” the rights of parents. Regardless of how well meaning the backers of the Amendment are, the effect is still the same. The federal government will have power over parental rights.
Giving power to the federal government over parents, where it currently has none, is the worst thing possible for parents and children.
HSLDA fails to mention that once the Constitution is changed, and power is given to the federal government to make laws concerning the rights of parents, inevitably the federal government will establish an agency to oversee and implement those laws. That’s only common sense.
In effect, the federal government will have an agency like states already have. That agency that the states have is called Child Protective Services, or the Department of Children and Families.
Those state agencies are in charge of determining which parents are neglectful, and whose children will be taken away from the parents. A national Child Protective Services or Department of Children and Families could have the very same powers.
Do we really want an even more powerful agency to do that? Do we really want a national Child Protective Services or Department of Children and Families?
Do we really want that nightmare to happen?
Is that really in the best interest of “protecting” the rights of parents?
If not, I strongly urge you to tell your Congressmen and Senators to vote a resounding “No” on any bill that purports to change the Constitution to grant authority to the federal government over parental rights, of any kind.
I strongly urge every parent to join me in telling HSLDA: Leave the Constitution well enough alone.
Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson
Founder, National Home Education Legal Defense, LLC.