I stumbled across something so frightening that I just have to get up on my political soap-box for a second and tell all of y'all about this. There is a bill that is rushing its way towards ratification right now. It was originally signed by Bill Clinton (pushed by Hilliary - shocker), was tabled for a while, but is now being pushed again. It is called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - and this harmless sounding document (that in reality removes your rights to raise your child according to your moral value system) has been getting very little media play. (If it was, more parents would be screaming in protest.) This document would bind all UN nations to abide by its direction. It has some good stuff in it that no sane person would object to - like protecting children from sexual abuse - but then it goes WAY into left field. Article 15 assures every child (anyone under the age of 18, so from birth on-wards) the freedom of association. (No more telling your child who they can spend time with.) Article 13 gives every child absolute freedom of expression - and under that it gives "freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers - either orally, in writing or print, or any other media of the child's choice." (So you would no longer have the right to decide what your child is exposed to.) And NOWHERE in this document does it recognize parental authority. In fact, it allows a child to take legal action when he/she disagrees with just about any parental limits, even discipline. In other words, this document would take parenting out of the hands of parents, and put it in the hands of the government. It would make YOUR decision about what was best for your child unimportant. As I mentioned, this has been getting very little media play, so it's also been getting very little opposition. So every one with any common sense left in this world has got to stand up and start shouting about this. If you would like to learn more - or sign a petition against this convention, (PLEASE!) please go to www.parentalrights.org. The petition option will be on the right of the screen. (If you don't want them to send you emails regarding this and other matters, make sure you click the little box after you sign that says "Please do not send me any emails.") I'm sure this convention was inspired by good intentions. But its dangerously vague wording and frightening reach will go far beyond anything remotely good. Please pass this information on to everyone you know.