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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We Are All Parents. Yes?

One of the latest emails from the Parental Rights Organization bring up so very good points on being a parent is everyone and anyone raising our children. So check out some of the thoughts below from this email.

And perhaps reflect on the logo of the National Family Advocacy Team for
Our Families, Our Children, Our Future

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Or, better yet, ask yourself "Why hasn't the Parental Rights Amendment Passed Already?"

Keeping in mind that one of the 4P's of Family Advocacy is "PERSONAL" since everyone of us, including Politicians, have had a Family sometime in their life, yes?
May you find strength in our Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
National Team Coordinator
National Family Advocacy Team.
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So check out this recent email from the Parental Rights Organization>>>>
 

We are ALL PARENTS.

-- August 18, 2015
ParentalRights.org logoLike any other organization, ParentalRights.org got its start within one particular demographic. Founder Michael Farris and his leadership team already had certain allies, certain contacts, and a certain audience they could reach easily. So that’s the corner in which we started.

After a few years, I had a conversation with a colleague from ParentalRights.org’s “parent” organization who assumed our list of contacts was still pretty much a subset of their own. He was surprised to learn that by then (and this was years ago), a full 30% of our list had no connection to that original demographic.

And why should they? Parental rights are important to all, not just one small group.
Politically
A poll conducted by Zogby in 2010 revealed that Americans across the political spectrum agree with traditional parental rights. When presented with the statement that,
“In general, parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect,”:
  • 90.8% of Independents,
     
  • 92.4% of Democrats, and
     
  • 97.5% of Republicans
all agreed.
These days Republicans and Democrats agree on very few issues. But loving parents raising their children is an issue that every parent agrees with. This kind of like-minded support must be taken seriously.
Our Backgrounds
Parental rights supporters include parents like Maryanne Godboldo, a single black mother from Detroit who stood up to the police and child welfare services when they came to take her daughter from her home. And they include parents like Lou and Linda Pelletier, a middle class white family from Connecticut whose daughter was kidnapped by the Department of Child and Family Services in Massachusetts at the request of Boston Children’s Hospital because a doctor there disagreed with the teen’s existing diagnosis from another provider.
These families may come from entirely different backgrounds and social cultures. But they both love their children and want the legal power to do what is best to meet their daughters’ needs!
Standing Against the Law
Additional supporters include parents of all stripes who stood together in California this spring to oppose SB 277, a bill that has stripped away their authority to decide whether or not a vaccine is right for their child.
They also include parents opposed to Common Core, who recognize that removing public education decisions from the state and local level is just another way to keep parents out of any meaningful decision-making roles in the process.
The fact is, our supporters don’t fit into just one mold anymore. We are Democrats, Republicans, Independents. Some are wealthy, while some live well below the poverty line. We are Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Atheists, Pagans, and any number of other faiths – even those of no faith.
We are descended from Africans, Asians, Europeans, Polynesians, and indigenous Americans. We struggle with disabilities, or have children who do – or chronic or even rare diseases. We have gifted kids, struggling learners, and every kind of child in between.
And if I still haven’t named you yet, well, we include you, too!
But we are all parents. We are all in this together.
Promising Results
As an organization we have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that this next introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment will have bipartisan support. And we are seeing promising results.
Last week, we shared a video with you that is designed to carry the message of parental rights to minority parents in urban neighborhoods. Recently our forays into the inner city are uncovering a virtual army of citizens passionate about parental rights who simply didn’t know we existed. They have been quick to relate to our message, and eager to join the common cause. They don’t look like me, worship like me, vote like me, or choose to educate their children as I do mine.
But they love their children. And they see too many times that bureaucrats are reaching in and infringing their parental rights. I don’t have to look like them or live among them to know I heartily agree with them.
We are all parents. We are all in this together.
Stand Together
Among good parents there are a lot of different ideas about parenting. And there are countless ways one parent can differ from another. Yet we are all the same in this: we don’t need bureaucrats to tell us how to love our children.
Thank you for standing with us, and for making room for others under this ever-broadening tent of Parental Rights.
Sincerely,
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications and Research
 

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Thanks for reviewing this information.
Any comments would be Super.
Remember-
If you don't know your Rights,
You have NONE
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher
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