From where are threats to parental rights and homeschool freedom originating?

Those Who Would Threaten Fundamental Parental Rights & Homeschool Freedom

Do you ever wonder where the ideas for restricting the God-given right of parenting one’s own children revealed in threatening pieces of legislation across six states in early 2018 come from?  Are they simply in response to one or two HORRIFIC cases of child abuse perpetrated by a few sick parents?  Or is it something deeper being espoused in American colleges and universities by professors posing as “experts” on the subject of family law and relationship?

The threat to fundamental parental rights and homeschool freedom is not new.  And regretfully, based on events this year the tide is rising and parents must educate themselves on the threat.  To that end here are pertinent articles predicting the crisis, exposing the threat, and defending against it.

The Warning:

The Third Wave of Homeschool Persecution – Dr. Michael Farris, HSLDA, 2010.

  • Homeschool: Parental Rights to Educational Choice Being Questioned – Several academic journals over the last few years have featured claims by academic elitists “that public education should be mandatory and universal.”  Dr. Farris warns of academics calling for government interference in not just the lives of homeschool families but ALL families in the United States.

The On-going Threat:

Law Professor Attacks Parental Rights – Michele Malkin Reports on CRTV; posted with permission on ParentalRights.org – 2017

  • “The reason parent-child relationships exist is because the State confers legal parenthood…”

    So says James Dwyer, and he’s no bumbling statist hack. Dwyer is a respected law professor at the prestigious College of William and Mary, America’s second-oldest college (after Harvard).

    He actually believes your parental rights literally come from the State. And you and I both know that what the State can give, the State can take away.

    But with his credentials, Dwyer’s radical ideas will be heard.

“The New Law of the Child” Attacks Parental Rights – ParentalRights.org posts paper by two law professors arguing against fundamental parental rights – 2018

  • “In The New Law of the Child, Dailey and Rosenbury seek to ‘loose[n] the grip of parental rights on American law.’ They seek ‘a more child-centered analysis that elevates children’s broader interests over parents’ individual liberty claims.’” Anne C. Dailey and Laura A. Rosenbury, The New Law of the Child, 127 Yale L.J. F. (2018), https://www.yalelawjournal.org/article/the-new-law-of-the-child.

The Response:

The (Not So) New Law of the Child – Martin Guggenheim, The (Not So) New Law of the Child, 127 Yale L.J. F. 942 (2018), http://www.yalelawjournal.org/forum/the-not-so-new-law-of-the-child. Martin Guggenheim is the Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law.

Top-Down or from the Ground?: A Practical Perspective on Reforming the Field of Children and the Law – Cheryl Bratt, Top-Down or from the Ground?: A Practical Perspective on Reforming the Field of Children and the Law, 127 Yale L.J. F. 917 (2018), http://www.yalelawjournal.org/forum/top-down-or-from-the-ground.

The Solution:

The Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution  – Link to the bi-partisan group, ParentalRights.org  to learn how you can help “Protect Children by Empowering Parents.”

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