Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Homeschoolers on Alert

In light of the Kalifornia Kourt ruling against a homeschooler, Eric Pavlat has an interesting take on this decision as it relates to that ridiculous "United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child" and why we must be on guard against these totalitarians.

Read his article here:


EC Gefroh said...

Another good one. Mahalo Paul.

Paul Nichols said...

Thanks Esther. Hopefully it's not a prediction of what's to come.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is ridiculous about the "Convention on the Rights of the Child"? Maybe it's the fact that it bans the execution of children, which is the sole reason why the US remains among the only countries that have not signed this agreement.
If I recall, the Vatican supported the CRC. What is your objection?

Paul Nichols said...

As if anything can be explained to a liberal - it trumps the laws of the United States and our Constitution. But I don't expect liberals to care about something so trivial as a Constitution.

And I don't think the U.S. executes children.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, real intelligent. Instead of actually answering the objection, just call me names.

I'm not a liberal, I'm a Catholic. And Catholics, in case you didn't know, support human rights. This is why we oppose abortion, capital punishment, stigmatization of immigrants...all of which, with the exception of abortion, I imagine you support.

Now, for a rebuttal of your so-called "arguments." If you actually read the Constitution, as opposed to just reading the Rush Limbaugh Cliffs Notes, you'll see that it explicitly states that treaties with foreign nations are to be considered the law of the land, equal in stature to the Constitution. By ratifying it, it's the same as if we ratified an amendment to the Constitution.

And yes, the US does execute children. Look it up.

Please don't go spouting off about things on which you have absolutely no substantive knowledge. And please don't substitute name-calling for actual argument.

Anonymous said...

In any event, the laws of God and the laws of the Church trump the manmade laws of any nation. If this is not the case, then how is the Church's opposition to Roe v. Wade any different from its support for the CRC?

Paul Nichols said...

Aw gimmie a break, Mickey.

1) I'd gladly trade capital punishment to get a ban on abortions. Gladly.

2) I don't listen to Rush or Hannity.

I can't argue on the SOLE reason that the U.S. won't sign onto the CRC, because I don't know that for sure.

But anything that would trump laws that we have on the books is not something that I'd be in favor of.

But I doubt that the only reason we wouldn't sign onto it is because we have some seedy desire to execute our children. Come on.

And actually, it would override what our Constitution currently allows.

And as a country, I think we provide for the welfare of our children. Not that everything is perfect, but I don't see how the CRC would "improve" things.