Why we need a convention of the states now

by Michael Farris -- Phyllis Schlafly was the general of the army in the battle against the Equal Rights Amendment. I was a line officer called into duty when, in 1978, Congress more…

U.N. treaty to muzzle children?

by Michael Farris -- The prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, recently announced that children of that nation should be excluded from all political activities. Quoted in the Indian newspaper The Daily more…

Toward a nation that is free and good

by Michael Farris -- Editor's note: This column forms the basis for a new WND petition. Sign the petition: "Declaration of the Prinicples of Liberty." FOREWORD THESE are the times that try more…

Gun grabbing in the name of children's rights

by Michael Farris -- Parental rights, religious rights, educational rights and the right to discipline are all threatened by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. But a careful review more…

Absurdity of U.N. treaty on child's rights

by Michael Farris -- Child-rights advocates seeking to convince the U.S. Senate and the American public to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or CRC, are pursuing more…

The Obama abortion shuffle

by Michael Farris -- Barack Obama continues to struggle with the question of when a baby possesses human rights – including the right to life. At first, he said that the question more…

This one is personal

by Michael Farris -- Monday, Justice Scalia issued an order staying the execution of Ronald Chambers who has been on death row in Texas for 31 years. On April 21, 1975, Chambers more…

Proof Congress can rein in activist courts

by Michael Farris -- This week's Supreme Court decision overturning an outlandish ruling of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals contains a significant encouragement for those who believe that Congress should rein more…

Parental rights: Are they in jeopardy?

by Michael Farris -- The new term of the Supreme Court opens with a less-than-scintillating lineup of cases for the first two weeks of oral argument. Should immigration authorities use state or more…