Dan Boren (D, OK-02), the only congressman from Oklahoma who has not signed on as a co-sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment would make a perfect addition to the coalition supporting the PRA. His support would bring the total number of sponsors/co-sponsors to 95. Congressman Boren seems to have been born for this moment:
1. He is a member of the NRA Board of Directors, and co-chair of Congress's Second Amendment Task Force. He supports the rights of individuals to protect their homes and families by exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
2. He is pro-life, and in favor of parental notification, meaning that he understands the value of human life, and more than that, the parents' role and "high duty" (as the Supreme Court put it in Pierce v. Society of Sisters in 1925) to be involved in guiding and directing their children's lives.
3. He supports securing our borders, and minimizing illegal immigration, showing his dedication to protect American interests and American decision-making ability. This is further supported by his opposition to UN gun regulation. He believes in Americans making decisions for Americans, both in competency and expertise.
One of the major reasons why every congressman should be in favor of the Parental Rights Amendment is that it reaffirms the ability - and advantage and necessity - of Americans making American law. As a representative of us, the people, our congressmen have been entrusted with a duty to exercise the authority we have given to them to make wise decisions for our country. By ratifying the UNCRC - or any treaty or international agreement which gives international (foreign) groups or individuals the ability to dictate how we run our domestic policy - our congressmen are giving over the power which we gave them to a group of men and women in Geneva, Switzerland, who have probably never studied our constitutional law in-depth, have possibly never even visited our shores, and most certainly studied our state laws regarding child protection in-depth.
International groups have no clue of what is best for each individual child in America; parents know. Mr. Boren, you have valiantly stood up to Party leadership, lobbying groups, and many other individuals and corporations which I am unaware of because your convictions and beliefs dictate your actions. I implore you to support the Parental Rights Amendment, which stands among the issues which you support; you were born for such a time as this.
Watching the stars,
"Tarva and Alambil have met in the halls of high heaven." - Glenstorm