I realize that this blog does not have much traffic, so if you are a regular visitor, THANK YOU! I don't update much, but when I do, I really enjoy it. So, over the next couple weeks, expect some posts about the Parental Rights Amendment. Share it with your friends, your family, your neighbor, the guy you see in the supermarket...everyone. Because, honestly, it affects all of them. For more information, go to parentalrights.org, and sign the petition there.
So, where to begin. I propose to begin with Objection 1: "Why does this matter at all, Centaur?" Well, first and foremost, because our lives will be radically different if we sign this treaty. Parents are no longer able to direct the upbringing of their children. This includes: 1) being reduced to advisor-status for their children, unable to prevent them from hanging out with sketchy or otherwise undesirable people, posting pictures of themselves on the internet which are indecent or explicit, 2) in the Netherlands, Dutch public schools are adjacent to drug shops, which has increased child substance abuse, because "it's not that interesting" for children to tell their parents about drugs, smoking, or sexual activity, 3) incapable of directing the upbringing of their children through discipline, 4) parents and children before a judge are equals: parents are now only older siblings in a sense, able to advise the younger on what they think is right, AND THE LIST GOES ON.
Life in America as we know it will not be the same: law enforcement and drug trade will become a nightmare; self-restraint, self-control, and parental guidance will become unpopular, shunned, and probably persecuted under this treaty. Narnia as we know it will cease to exist.
But why does it care so much to me? MAINLY THIS: I INTEND SOMEDAY TO HAVE A FAMILY, TO BE A FATHER; THEY WILL TAKE THAT FROM ME. AND I WILL NOT SURRENDER THAT DREAM TO EIGHTEEN INDIVIDUALS IN GENEVA.
Willing to make that sacrifice, whatever it may be,