Wes Vernon writes for RenewAmerica.com:
History is replete with examples of government that seeks to acquire more power by making parents less important or perhaps irrelevant in children’s lives. That creates an opening for the all-knowing state to mold the young minds for the future. The old familiar story has played out in tyrannies the world over. Though many “have seen this movie before,” those who push the anti-parent agenda — on whatever pretext — are always with us.
Fortunately, a credible coordinated pushback to such mischief is emerging. A Constitutional Amendment has been introduced in the Senate that hopefully will light the fire of parental rebellion under establishment arrogance on the issue.
The congressional resolution
Co-authored by South Carolina Senators Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham, the desired addition to our Constitution reads as follows:
Section 1. The Liberty of parents to direct the up-bringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
Section 2. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest, as applied to the person, is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
Section 3. This article shall not be construed to apply to parental action or decision that would end life.
Section 4. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article. . . .
The DeMint-Graham amendment has two goals: 1 — To faithfully translate the traditional Supreme Court standard for parental rights from an implied right into an actual, clearly spelled out textual part of the Constitution. And 2 — To prevent international law from supplanting American law on the subject of parents and children.