Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
My Family Rights Affiliation


Monday, February 17, 2014

What is your Definition of FAMILY?

 Just taking a moment to share a FB Group one may want to consider?

OMG, you say not another FB group,
I've already have joined too many!!! 
  • So don't join, but more importantly, what is your Definition of Family?
Yes, we all know that Immediate Family is MOM & DAD & KIDS. Right

But, have we ever considered others related.. ie ya might say Extended Family..
OR perhaps, in a Historical Perspective, Our Nation was created by many
Multi-Generational Families.

In my opinion, perhaps biased by the fact that I am GranPa in a multigenerational-
family, I feel each individual may have something to add to the Strength of Our Families.

So how do you feel about your family??
If you think you may have something to add to this group, Please Join>>
Family Access-Fighting for Children's Rights

Their Vision:

We are working for children to have the right to have access to ALL their family. Alienation is abuse! Children are NOT property!

Family Access-Fighting for Children's Rights is an organization dedicated to the goal of giving children free access to ALL members of their family: grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., both maternal and paternal. 
Children, especially young children who are often without the freedom of choice, should not be either viewed as the ‘property’ of their parents or pawns that can be used as instruments of spiteful behavior in broken families. 
    experience. We are the only voice that they have. 
  • We believe All children deserve this protection and freedom so that they may enjoy the full benefits of heritage, culture, acceptance and the love and warmth of the total family
  • We are working to create legislation that will protect and insure the rights of children to have this freedom. (Warning from GPC Publications: We can, and should, use the Legislative Process to create statutes. However, if one doesn't "do their homework" in their time of Legal Challenges and become aware of such legislation, there might as well be NO Legislation created)
If you are interested in supporting this cause, please ‘like’ our Facebook site. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful group, you may email us at:
familyaccessinnc@aol.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Grandparents Rights Assoc. of the US is Growing

Rhode Island was the newest state to be added to the  Grandparents Rights Association of the United States 

If we think back in the development of our Great Nation, many multigenerational families were the backbone towards the development of this country.

Grandparents Rights Association of the United StatesHowever, somewhere along the line of development, the importance of Grandparents got lost? 

Believe it or not, in this time of severe economic times and this crazy world, many grandparents are taking an active role in their grand kids and their children's lives to work together and get through these times.

Keep in mind, many grandparents don't want to take over the lives of their children. But instead have come to the realization that working together has many plus benefits.

So check out the map below.. And if your state is not part of this, be that One Small Voice and suggest to others to do so.

Myself, I believe that Families are the Greatest resource we have in the Nation, if Not the World.

Our survival may depend on the Strength of Our Families.

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Are the Thoughts of the Pope Too Much for the UN Committee?

 FYI, Here are some thoughts from a member of the Parental Rights Organization: Protecting Children by Empowering Parents

UN to Vatican: Your Theology Violates Child Rights
February 12, 2014
 By now the Committee on the Rights of the Child (“Committee”), which is charged with overseeing the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has made so many exaggerated claims of authority that they can’t even shock us anymore. Well, until they do.

Last month the Committee issued its review of CRC implementation by the Holy See, the political entity of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church. While the extreme leftist agenda

of the Committee has never been much of a secret, it is on display at its most egregious in this “Concluding Observations” report.

The key issues of “concern” for the Committee were as one might expect: abortion, teen sexuality, homosexuality (and homosexual marriage), corporal punishment (spanking), and parental rights. According to Catholic Church doctrine, abortion is the murder of an unborn child; sex is intended only within the confines of marriage; homosexual activity or lifestyle is a sin; a moderate spanking is – or can be - a part of godly discipline; and parents have the ultimate God-given responsibility for their children.

But the Committee disagrees on all points. What’s more, they communicated the expectation that the Catholic Church must change its stance on all of these topics to comply with the Convention. In so doing, the Committee placed its own opinion above the Scriptures, traditions, and religious convictions of the Catholic Church.

Regarding abortion, the Committee calls for the Holy See to put a stop to the use of “baby boxes” in Europe. These boxes allow a mother in crisis to anonymously give up her infant for adoption. According to the report, such efforts violate “children’s right to live with their parents and to know their identity.” Instead, “[t]he Committee urges the Holy See to contribute to addressing the abandonment of babies by providing family planning (UN code for abortion and birth control), reproductive health, as well as adequate counseling and social support, to prevent unplanned pregnancies….” In essence, the Committee’s “fix” for a child who cannot identify his birth parents is to simply have no child at all – a position antithetical to Catholic pro-life doctrine.

On the issue of sexuality, the Committee calls on the Holy See “to support efforts at [the] international level for the decriminalization of homosexuality,” and to “recognize the diversity of family settings” (which is code for granting legitimacy to homosexual unions). It also demands that the Holy See use its influence to “overcome all the barriers and taboos surrounding adolescent sexuality,” while spreading “information on the harm [of] early marriage.” But the support of homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle is in direct conflict with Catholic theology, as is the promotion of sexual intimacy (homo- or hetero-) outside of marriage.

No problem, says the Committee. The Church should simply grant “the Convention’s precedence over internal laws and regulations.” Both Canon Law and the Catholic Church’s interpretation of Scripture are specifically mentioned in the report as among the “internal laws” that should be changed to comply with the Convention. (Paragraph 12: “[T]he Committee regrets that the same approach has not been followed in relation to its internal laws, including Canon Law.” Paragraph 40(d): “[E]nsure that an interpretation of Scripture as not condoning corporal punishment is reflected in Church teaching and other activities and incorporated into all theological education and training.”)

To their credit, “the Holy See still does not consider corporal punishment as being prohibited by the Convention,” likely because no provision of the Convention says otherwise, and because only 25 of the 192 states parties to the Convention have laws against modest spankings in the home as a form of discipline (most of which adopted these laws in response to the browbeating of the Committee). Yet the Committee not only dismisses the view of the Holy See, but also attempts to dictate to the Catholic Church how its Scriptures should be interpreted.

This adds frightful undertones to its admonition as “The Committee…reminds the Holy See that by ratifying the Convention, it has committed itself to implementing the Convention…through individuals and institutions placed under its authority,” and that they must “ensure the Convention’s precedence over internal laws and regulations.” In essence, the U.N. claims the Holy See has an obligation to urge priests and teachers to follow the tenets of this Committee rather than the doctrines of the Scriptures.

The Committee’s interpretation of the Convention has never even been sanctioned by the nations of the U.N., yet now it ranks higher in the Catholic Church than “the Word of God?” And just to give it teeth, the Committee urges the Holy See to “ratify the core human rights instruments to which it is not yet a party, namely the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure….” (i.e. a complaint mechanism).

Also to their credit, the Holy See holds “that civil authorities should intervene in the family setting only in cases where a proven abuse has been committed in order not to interfere with the duties and rights of parents.” Again the Committee takes issue, claiming “that prerogatives of the parents should in no way undermine children’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect.” But this is not an either…or, and we are not talking about prerogatives. We are talking about the right of parents to make decisions for their own children, absent abuse or neglect. Innocent parents and their children share a right to familial privacy and integrity – something the Committee apparently denies.

The United States Supreme Court once wrote that “The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse and neglect children is repugnant to American tradition.” Parham v. J.R. 442 U.S. 584 (1979). Yet that is the very notion being set forth by this over-reaching U.N. Committee.

Proponents of U.N. Human Rights treaties in the U.S. Senate would have us believe that these conventions do not bind American law or limit U.S. sovereignty. But the Committee responsible for overseeing implementation of this treaty holds a very different view.

In its defense of parental rights, the Holy See has expressed concern that Article 12 of the Convention, on the right of the child to express their views in all matters affecting them, and to have their views given due weight, “undermin[es] the rights and duties of parents,” a concern which we share. This vague “right” can easily be used by government actors to override the decisions of any parent anytime their child disagrees with said decision. But the Committee asserts “that ensuring this right is a legal obligation under the Convention, which leaves no leeway for the discretion of the States parties.” (emphasis added)

It only makes sense, if the Committee’s view supersedes the text of the Convention ratified by 192 nations, the opinion of the Holy See, and even the foundational scriptures of the Catholic Church, that it would “leave no leeway for the discretion” of the United States, either.

Which is one more powerful reason to reject this and any similar treaty.

Fortunately, the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution will de-authorize the Senate and the President from ever ratifying any treaty that, like the CRC, would pose a threat to the right of innocent parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children in accordance with their own conscience and religious belief. This should be very welcome news for anyone who believes their religious tenets – regardless of which faith they hold – should not be held captive by an 18-member panel of “experts” on “child rights.”

If you have not already done so, please sign the petition now at parentalrights.org/petition to promote the adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment. You can also support our cause to protect religious liberty and parental rights with your donation at parentalrights.org/donate. Finally, you can take an active part in our efforts by signing the up at parentalrights.org/volunteer.

The more authority the U.N. seeks to grab from parents and pro-family institutions, the more important it is that we all stand together. Only then can we preserve our freedoms for the next generation.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher

Saturday, February 8, 2014

State of Parental Rights: Spread the Word

If you read and agree with the following,
do share with others.
ParentalRights.org logo

If you have not yet read “The Unbelievable State of Parental Rights in America,” you need to read it today. It is perhaps too much information to take in in a single sitting, but the bottom line is this: violations of parental rights are no longer isolated events; they are common occurrences nationwide.

If you read the report last week, you know how powerful it is. Based on our web traffic and petition sign-ups since Thursday, it is having an impact.

Now let’s magnify that!

First, be sure to forward that newsletter to as many of your family and friends as you can. If you don’t still have the email itself, you can share the online version using the “Share This” button at the bottom of the page, which you can find at 4pra.us/sopra14. (To help you remember, that stands for “State Of Parental Rights in America ’14.)

Second, forward it to your U.S. congressman and urge him or her to address this epidemic by signing on as a cosponsor of HJRes 50, the Parental Rights Amendment. Here’s how you can do that, step by step:

1. Find your congressman’s contact information by clicking on your state at ParentalRights.org/States.

2. Email your congressman using the email address listed on our or his website. If his office uses a form instead, fill out the form and include the link 4pra.us/sopra14 in your message.

3. Add the following in your own words:

The article found at this link demonstrates that traditional parental rights are under attack, and it is affecting Americans of every demographic. Please take a moment to consider just one or two of these stories, then take another moment to contact Patrick Fleming in Rep. Mark Meadows’ office and sign on as a cosponsor of HJRes 50, the Parental Rights Amendment. We must halt the erosion of our parental rights before it is too late. Please protect your constituents by supporting this vital resolution.

4. Click send. You’re good to go!

Third, use that Share button to add the "State of Parental Rights" article to all of your social media accounts, including your Facebook wall, Twitter account, etc.

This shocking report is already opening many eyes to the fragile state of our rights today. Let’s work together to open even more eyes to the need for the Parental Rights Amendment in America.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research


May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher