Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Update on Parental Rights Amendment

What does all this mean to you? First, the PRA may sound like a good idea, however don't be confused. There are many parents who are smart and know that their kids need a broad range of experiences, however, there is a group of parents who are fighting for the PRA so they can continue to abuse their children. They want you to ignore their past abuses and focus on the fear that they are spreading. I touched on the issue in a past post on Gay Therapy Bans. The PRA will open the path for more gay therapy camps. It will also force schools to stop discussing gay history, and anything dealing with being gay. If the PRA passes children will be harmed.

Instead of writing your congress representative to support the PRA, write and call to tell them you disagree with it.

Here is the note they sent out - 
The Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on House Joint Resolution (HJRes.) 50, the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA), on Tuesday, September 9. Given that Congress is currently scheduled to be in session for only twelve work days before recessing again for the November elections, this hearing on only the second day communicates the importance of the resolution. The measure enjoys the support of 79 cosponsors, including Rep. Trent Franks, the chairman of the subcommittee. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is the measure’s lead sponsor.

“I’m pleased that my colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee will consider the Parental Rights Amendment. This is an incredibly important milestone. The Parental Rights Amendment will ensure that child-rearing decisions are not made by faceless bureaucrats but by parents who love their children and know them best,” Congressman Meadows said.

This will mark the second consecutive session of Congress in which the PRA has been taken up by the subcommittee. The same subcommittee held a hearing on HJRes. 107 in July of 2012 during the 112th Congress.

“It is encouraging to know that in the midst of so many other important matters that Congress is dealing with, they have not lost sight of the importance of families,” says president Michael Farris. “Parental rights is ‘perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by [the Supreme] Court,’ but recent erosion of this liberty demands that we act to preserve it for our posterity.”

Farris, who boasts 30-plus years of experience as a constitutional lawyer and serves as chancellor of Patrick Henry College in Virginia, will be one of the expert witnesses to speak at the hearing on behalf of the Amendment. staff also plan to be in attendance.

This is a list of the cosponsors. If they are in your district call and tell them not to back this amendment.