Parents in the U.S. must take notice of a dangerous trend in American jurisprudence: surreptitious application of the UN CRC. Doubtful? Read the CRC for yourself, here’s a taste:
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 37(a):
“No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age”
Government radical activists, d.b.a. judges, legislate from the bench by interjecting personal bias. Apparently, this Texas judge buys into the Marxist lie that the state is more qualified to rear the children in our homes.
Judge to mom: ‘You don’t spank children’
A Texas mother has been sentenced to a lengthy period of probation for spanking her child.
Corpus Christi Judge Jose Longoria, during the sentencing phase of Rosalina Gonzales, said: “You don’t spank children” — then ordered the mother to serve five years’ probation for a spanking that prosecutors admitted did not involve a belt or leave bruises on the child.
Kelly Shackelford of Liberty Institute explains that the decision is a clear abuse of the law and the Constitution.“In this country, children are not children of the state. They’re children of the parents and the parents do have a right to reasonable discipline including spanking,” says the attorney. “So this is a pretty clear abuse of authority and is something that people need to be aware of — that government officials don’t have the right to this kind of bullying of parents and families.”
The Liberty Institute representative says the judge was out of line.
“The judge isn’t a policy maker and this judge evidently needs to have a reintroduction to his role. He’s not the legislature,” explains Shackelford. “The legislature has passed a law and whatever the judge thinks should be the law is really irrelevant.”
The Liberty Institute concludes that for the judge to make law or change law from the bench is wrong. Shackelford encourages an appeal in the Gonzales case.
If you have not done so yet, dearest parent, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to discuss this threat over the picnic table. To kick off the discussion, why not familiarize yourself with the threat posed by the CRC?