As the political cauldron heats up for the coming 2008 presidential election, few Americans seem to realize that their personal freedoms secured under the Constitution are perilously close to being trumped by the United Nations.

Preposterous, you say? Not if a Democrat Senate and Democrat president ratify U.N. treaties, such as the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, aimed at dangerously weakening national sovereignty.

A case in point is the European Convention on Human Rights, an offshoot of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is currently being used by the German government to ban homeschooling and to indoctrinate public and private school students into fully embracing a socialist state. Recently, almost 40 German families have endured imprisonment, heavy fines, state seizure of children, and in some cases the serious hardship of seeking asylum in neighboring countries, all because they have chosen to homeschool their children due to concerns over hedonistic exposure to sexually explicit materials in the German public school system. Incredibly, Sven-Georg Adenauer, a Christian-Democrat governor joined at the hip with the Socialist party, demanded the prison sentences.

According to, the European Court utilized Article 2 of the
European Convention on Human Rights and concluded that “Parents may not refuse the right to education of a child on the basis of their convictions” adding that the right to education “by its very nature calls for regulation by the State.”

Furthermore, “the Court agreed with the finding of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court which stressed ‘the general interest of society to avoid the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions and the importance of integrating minorities into society.'”

The fiasco in Germany is only a sample of what might happen in the U.S. if the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is ratified by a future socialist Democrat government. If such were to occur, parental rights over the moral and educational guidance of their children would likewise be seriously endangered. And who is to say that this can’t happen, with over 60 Democrats at the federal level holding membership in the House Progressive Caucus, which has been called a socialist front group, and with Democrats dominating both chambers of Congress, openly embracing tenets of socialist philosophy along with our globalist-minded Supreme Court?

Indeed, has not the predominantly socialist-minded Democrat legislature in California already attempted to enact the same power? Within the past year they have passed four bills aimed at indoctrinating public school children into acceptance of promiscuous lifestyles such as homosexuality. Only Governor Schwarzenegger’s refusal to sign prevented three of those bills from passing. Ironically, the actor-turned-politician signed off on a fourth bill discriminating against religious colleges that refuse to endorse homosexual behavior.

Some think that what happened in Germany couldn’t happen in America. But think again. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, our lower courts have issued rulings for over 25 years negating parental rights to “make medical decisions, discipline, and direct the education and religious training of their children.” All this in spite of numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions clearly recognizing “parents’ rights as fundamental and thus protected by a higher standard of review.” And also in spite of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which grants parents the basic right to direct the education and upbringing of their children.

We only fool ourselves to our nation’s detriment if we think that continuing to vote socialist Democrats into office will not result in the hedonistic brainwashing of our children through State mandate, as is now occurring in Germany.

And as Democrats continue to increase their power in pushing to enact hate crimes legislation, do you who place your children in American government schools believe the day will not come when you will be fined or imprisoned because a school official discovered that you taught your child that the homosexual lifestyle is wrong? Could a time ever come where you cannot, within the confines of your own home, teach your child right from wrong due to fear of reprisal by the State?

If such a weakening of U.S. sovereignty comes to fruition, the State will finally become Hillary’s Village in deciding the spiritual, moral, and educational fate of your children, whether they are homeschooled or not.

The three branches of government ostensibly keep checks on one another, yet a change towards socialism in the executive branch could transform American government into one tyrannical socialist State controlling its citizenry.

The time of decision is now: Do we want a socialist village or a sovereign nation built upon families and under God?

If you believe the latter, then heed the wise words of Samuel Adams: “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather a vigilant and tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

Olivia St. John is a freelance writer with almost 20 years of experience as a home educator. Her work has been featured in several online publications and she is currently working on a book promoting home education.

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