Parental Rights Amendment Introduced in the United States Senate 

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by Jim Bentley Monday, June 22, 2009
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina recently introduced a Parental Rights Amendment calling for parental rights to be explicitly protected in the Constitution as a fundamental and not just an implied right. Designated Senate Joint Resolution 16, the proposal is a companion bill to House Joint Resolution 42, introduced by Rep. Pete Hoekstra on March 31, 2009, which would prevent international law from interfering with state laws on families and children.

“Now we’re finding that parental rights are being attacked by courts all over the country,” DeMint explains. “And as we look at where this country is going, particularly [regarding] more association with the United Nations and [consideration of] the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, these treaties would supersede all the laws in 50 states.”

The efforts of and its extensive grassroots following have been successful in encouraging sponsorship in the House, working with Rep. Hoekstra’s office to secure 101 sponsors to date. To read more about the Amendment, visit is a 501c4 non-profit organization existing solely for the purpose of passing a parental rights amendment to the US Constitution.

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