Introduced by Senator Jim DeMint on May, 14, 2009 as a joint resolution to H. J. Res. 42 Parental Rights USA Constitutional Ammendment.
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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 government interest as applied to the child involved is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
States 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.
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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.)
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H.J.Res.42, the Parental Rights Amendment, has 107 cosponsors.
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S.J.Res.16, the Parental Rights Amendment, has 2 cosponsors.
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