A Modern Woman's Perspective On The Kingdom of God on Earth

August 20, 2012

Homeschoolers Beware!

     Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the water, there is another dangerous entity circling our lifeboat.  Recently two potentially harmful UN treaties were defeated, or at least stalled.  First, what has become known as the Small Arms Treaty was halted when the U.S., and then later, Russia and China, all asked for more time to consider the ratification of a treaty that sought to regulate the worldwide sale of guns.  Opponents of this treaty feared that it would be the beginning of limitations on our Second Amendment rights.
     Secondly, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) was defeated in the U.S. Senate.  According to The Washington Times, "Critics of the treaty argue that it would subject U.S. sovereignty to an international body, require American businesses to pay royalties for resource exploitation and subject the U.S. to unwieldy environmental regulations as defined."   In simple terms, LOST called for the redistribution of both technology and wealth from developed countries to undeveloped countries.  It also had an environmental element in the treaty; all parties to the treaty are required to adopt pollution regulations and laws to protect the oceans.  It is my understanding that countries would be limited to claiming a 12-mile offshore area as their own, and economic zone limits were also to be established.  Does anyone believe in national sovereignty and jurisdiction anymore?  That's enough for me! Thank the Lord!  At least there are still some patriots in the U.S. Senate.
     But don't let your guard down.  According to South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, there is another treaty on the horizon that should be drawing our attention.  According to an article at World Net Daily, it's called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents of disabled children and even covers abortion.  First of all, I don't know if you've noticed, but the last few treaties proposed by the UN have done a pretty good job of bypassing the sovereignty of our Constitution.  And now they want to supercede the authority of parents?!?  Of course, Progressives in our government (pick a political Party; any Party) will tell you that it will increase the rights of all disabled people across the globe; old limits will be dissolved and new opportunities will arise.
     But Senator DeMint warns that it's all a smokescreen.  “When you look at the language in the treaty you realize there are other things at stake here. There is a lot of language in there that has nothing to do with disabilities, and is more likely to push the U.S. toward more international law.”  Here's the basis for the fear:  the more we get entangled and intertwined with international law, the more federal judges are going to be upholding international law over Constitutional law.  And any law that displaces parental authority is a bad law.
     What has all this to do with homeschooling, you ask?  When international law is being seriously considered as becoming the law of our land, parents have the obligation to know how it will affect their authority.  And a recent letter by a Swedish Ambassador to  Missouri Senator Roy Blunt expressed a most alarming tone.  In another WND article, Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom was quoted as saying, “The government does not find that homeschooling is necessary for religious or philosophical reasons."  Why should we care about what a European ambassador has to say about homeschooling?  Because Sweden has made homeschooling illegal, and has issued a statement that all children must be taught the state-mandated beliefs because it is their right.  And once this attitude takes hold as international law, these tyrannical treaties that we sign will give our government authority over our children.
     Michael Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is concerned enough that he is sounding the alarm.  The association further cites a new education act in Canada that "assumes that the government should dictate what each and every child should learn – including formative issues such as religion, human sexuality and sexual orientation. In the situations in Canada and Sweden, we see a one-size-fits-all approach to education that seeks to restrict, if not deny, a parent’s ability to teach what they believe.”
     See, here's the point.  As we become further and further entrapped by the UN, and as we allow ourselves to be governed by international law, it won't be long before some international body is telling you what your children are allowed to be taught.  As the article notes, this is not a far cry from Hitler's Ministry of Education and the control of German youth as he gained power.
     I know this may sound a little reactionary, and perhaps even far-fetched.  But I doubt that anyone can argue that these UN Treaties are being arranged without the knowledge of the American people, and they most certainly do not maintain our sovereignty or Constitutional guarantees.  There should be no more sacred relationship than that of a parent and a child.  And when our government betrays parental authority, and relinquishes it to an international body and set of laws, then we must fight to protect our children.  Read up on this new attempt to surrender our rights.  Stay informed.  If you believe a parent should have the final say in their child's education; and should have the freedom to homeschool if they desire, then you need to get in the trenches.  Because this is no less than a fight for the minds and the education of our children.

Deuteronomy 4:8-9       " And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today? Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them." 


  1. Hello Belle,

    I wanted to make some comments, and I'll say that I'm sorry right up front for it being probably somewhat lengthy! First of all, these treaties that involve other countries are going to bring huge problems and trouble within our own country if we continue to allow this. It's already happening. Secondly, why do we need someone from outside of this country dictating what we will be able to do here and the biggest question I'll ask to everyone, why in the world and how in the heck did we get this far with all of this to have the government that we elected dictate what we will do and not do! Don't we pay their salaries?! Good grief! I can tell you this, if I employed people that tried to become dictators and weren't doing their job and lying and basically stealing and telling me what and how my company should be run, they'd be out on the street in a heartbeat! And we're PAYING for this kind of trouble that comes our way and is going to get only worse! Come on folks, where and what are you doing to not take notice of this. It makes me question just exactly how bright we all are in this country, honestly! Another thing, I can tell you that if I was raising children today, they would not be attending public school only for the fact that the government is so extremely involved with what goes on there and what is taught and what they will be eating and the list goes on. I mean, they're the "brown bag lunch" police! You see, they've already "groomed" one generation and now they're working on this one and if they can teach what they feel is "correct" and true to these children with their ideas, well, that's half the battle and that will help with any resistance for the future. They will have brainwashed the majority of those children and with it will come tension even more so between children and their parents because parents have allowed this to happen. Parents need to be more proactive with their children and grandchildren and stop letting others raise them and teach them. We're just asking for trouble and we're truly seeing the fruits of this. And speaking of fruits, since we're paying the government to supposedly take care of everything, can someone tell me, show me the fruits of their great work and accomplishements for the good? Hey, we're paying for those fruits, aren't we? How is it that only a few people in this world are dictating what the people of all of the countries can do? I don't know, but I think people need to quit watching the TV and their little pet shows and get off their hind ends and get out there and make a difference and quit looking for others to solve the problems. It would be really nice if they'd start in their own "backyard". We would instantly see a big difference and yes, I believe we should expect others to do their part in making sure that our future generations will have peace and freedoms that so many died for so we could enjoy what we have had and have now. I guess if they were on the battle front and on the lines, they'd probably feel a whole lot different about what "freedom" is really all about and what would happen if we lost it. We need some warriors in this country and I'm talking about men, women and children. We need to make a stand, otherwise, this country is on the road of destruction and there is an end and at that end is a cliff and it's just waiting with open arms with the devil dancing the "happy" dance on the bottom. Enjoy this day and what we have left because if we don't do something for ourselves, then you might as well jump. Bless those patriots out there who are trying to make a difference. Pay it forward for our children and grandchildren, please. It is our God given right. Blessings to all.......

  2. Wow, Lisa! As always, I hear your passion and your love for this country in your comment! Good for you! More people need to say what they feel and call for accountability and responsibility for the freedoms that we have enjoyed. And I use the past tense, because if we're not careful, the UN will be our new Master and we can kiss the Constitution good-bye! Thank you, Lisa, for expressing your heartfelt fears and concerns. I hope everyone will do their part in educating our fellow citizens before we lose this Blessed Land!