Nations Children's Fund Seeks to Usurp Parental Rights
Monday, 08-Jan-01 14:28:11
Traditional Values Coalition
United Nations Children's Fund Seeks to Usurp Parental Rights
For More Information Contact: Christy Moore, 202-547-8570
For Immediate Release January 2, 2001
By Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Chairman
Traditional Values Coalition
Washington, D.C. – Whenever a United Nations agency meets to discuss
children's rights, parents should be wary. In September, 2001, the
Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is organizing a New York summit on
children's rights. UNICEF is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the
implementation of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In U.N. Newspeak, "children's rights," typically means that
the state will
become the final authority over a child. The parent is relegated to the
role of caretaker. In the U.N.'s view, the "family" is just a
the state and is subservient to the state's needs.
The officials who are organizing this UNICEF summit have recently
new rules for determining who can participate in various closed
sessions over children's rights. UNICEF has ruled that the
Organizations (NGOs) participating in this summit can only have two
representatives in each closed negotiating session. This children's
will discuss abortion as well as homosexuality this fall as "human
What this means in practice, is that pro-family NGOs will be vastly
outnumbered in the final sessions. They are usually outnumbered anyway,
but this new rule will severely limit the ability of pro-family groups
fight these pro-abortion and pro-homosexual proposals.
The primary goal of this UNICEF summit is to redefine the role of the
traditional family and to promote the idea that children ages 10-18 have
inalienable right to be sexually active with same-sex partners and to
abortion their unwanted babies if they choose opposite sex partners.
notions spring directly from the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of the
The U.N. Declaration, a treaty that has been warmly supported by
Clinton and Senator-elect Hillary Clinton, is a parent's nightmare.
Clinton has been reluctant to send this treaty to the Senate because he
knows Senator Jesse Helms will keep it bottled up in the Foreign
Committee. Helms is a vigorous opponent of any U.N. treaties that would
erode parental rights or American sovereignty. If ever passed by the
Senate, however, this treaty would usurp the right of parents to
the moral and spiritual development of their children.
In rather innocuous language, this U.N. document turns the United
into a global parent, wipes out parental rights, and gives children
unlimited freedoms to determine their own destinies without parental
interference. The full text of this frightening document is available on
UNICEF's web site.
It is sobering to realize that even though this U.N. Declaration has
passed by nearly every nation on the earth, except the United States and
Somalia, it has really done little to stop the abuse of children. Boys
still being routinely molested by homosexual predators in Thailand, kids
are still being sold into sex slavery in the Sudan, and NAMBLA's
outreach is still promoting the molestation of children. The Declaration
usurps parental authority, while not really protecting children.
The upcoming UNICEF summit will prove to be yet another effort of the
United Nations to destroy the traditional family and to place all
for parental decisions in the hands of a totalitarian U.N. agency. If
ever gains authority over parenting in the United States, we can say
goodbye to freedom. It is our hope that President George W. Bush will
never send this treaty or any other treaty to the Senate that gives this
kind of totalitarian power to the United Nations.
It is also our hope that pro-family NGOs at this UNICEF summit will be
successful in overturning any U.N. proposals that will further erode
parental rights in nations that have already signed the
U.N. Declaration. Parenting should be left to parents, not a U.N.
|Strip Search of 8 Year Old
Friday, 02-Mar-01 10:54:00
Here is yet another example of people being
"Profiled". An 8 year old boy strip searched
by "Profilers". Will YOUR child be
"Profiled"? Will YOU? Will you set back and
wait until it happens to you? Maybe YOU waited too long
and YOU are already "Profiled", you just
haven't seen it, "YET"!
joe 6pk Amer I CAN/see "PROFILING PERVERTS"
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Parents Outraged After Son Strip-Searched At School
Wednesday, February 28, 2001 - 01:32 PM ET
(KCNC) Parents of an eight-year-old Fort Collins boy say
they are outraged that teachers strip-searched their
little boy at school. The school claims it was looking
for signs of child abuse, but the search turned up
nothing. NEWS4 Investigator Brian Maass tells us more.
The parents have no criminal record in Colorado and say
they have never been contacted by any child protection
agency. But based on a complaint, Jim and Kim
Tassitano's eight-year-old son Nick was strip-searched
Nick Tassitano likes what most eight-year-olds like, but
he doesn't like what happened at Odea Elementary School
in Fort Collins.
It was December 1st. Nick was in 2nd grade at Odea. A
teacher and vice principal pulled him into an office.
"They pulled down my pants and one of them, Mister
Grote took my underwear and looked if there were any
scars or scratches," remembered Nick.
Brian Maass asked, "Do you remember what they said
"We're just going to see if you have any scars or
bruises they said that. "I just pulled my pants
down and Mister Grote went and just looked,"
"How'd that make you feel?"
Nick says another adult at the school talked to him
after the search.
It didn't take long for Nick's parents to find out what
"To remove his underwear to look at his genitals
and buttock area that was uncalled for. This wasn't
Nicholas removing his underwear. This was a male teacher
with no supervisor removing his underwear," said
Nick's mother Kim Tassitano.
"I think what they did was outrageous. I'm very
angry that they feel so justified in this," said
The school confirms teachers searched Nick for signs of
bruises, apparently after an unsubstantiated report of
The school's attorney says, "The district has done
nothing wrong. This examination was done in the utmost
reasonable good faith and nothing inappropriate or
indecent was intended or occurred."
But what triggered the strip search? The school's not
saying. But according to a Fort Collins Police report,
"social services had not requested the
Nick's parents have moved him to a private school. They
insist the only time Nick was ever abused, was when he
was strip searched at school.
Colorado law says teachers have an obligation to report
suspected child abuse to police or social services. The
law says nothing about school officials conducting strip
searches. Not only did Larimer County Social Services
say they did not request the search, but an employee
there says they would not suggest teachers investigate
on their own and do a strip search.
Finally, the Tassitanos say on occasion they spank
Nicholas, but they say that's as far as it goes. The
Tassitanos have notified the school district they may
sue for half a million dollars.