H. J. Res. 42: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.
Detailed Summary: Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right. States that neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served. Provides that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.
Status of the Legislation Latest Major Action: 4/27/2009: Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Read the full text - see who is co-Sponsoring and check the progress of this important ammendment on GovTrack: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hj111-42
Blitz Congress Today!
Call your Congressman and Senators. Urge them to protect the time-honored principle of parental rights by voting for the Parental Rights Amendment – H.J. Res. 42 (House) and S.J. Res. 16 (Senate). Including parental rights in the Constitution will protect more than 80 years of Supreme Court precedent from judicial erosion or international law. Tell them to sign on as a cosponsor to help bring the bill to the floor. (Have them contact Rep. Hoekstra or Senator DeMint.)
We urge you NOT to call Congressmen or Senators who are already cosponsoring the Amendment. INSTEAD Send them a “Thank you!” email, instead. (This will be designated on your state’s contact page. See Below)
Tracking Our House Sponsors
H.J.Res.42, the Parental Rights Amendment, has 107 cosponsors. Check the House List for your Congressman.
Tracking Our Senate Sponsors
S.J.Res.16, the Parental Rights Amendment, has 2 cosponsors. Check our Senate List for your Senators.