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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Senator Graham Introduces Parental Rights Amendment

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to propose a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Graham’s Senate Joint Resolution 48 had four original cosponsors at its introduction on Tuesday, August 1: Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Marco Rubio (R-FL) was added as an original cosponsor as well.

“We are gratified to see this crucial amendment introduced in the U.S. Senate for the fifth straight Congress,” declared President Jim Mason, a proponent of the resolution. “If the recent Charlie Gard tragedy in the UK showed us anything it is that children are better served when loving parents make the important decisions about their care.”

The Amendment, which would provide that “[t]he liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right,” requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress to go to the states for ratification. This means bipartisan support will be necessary for its passage.

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Anonymous said...

That amendment ain't going nowhere.

Anonymous said...

I do not respect this man at all!

Anonymous said...

10:04, 10:20am. You are ok with an outside party (i.e. The government) making your decisions for you?? Sheeple.

Anonymous said...

Pointless amendment with a sole purpose of rallying the evangelical republican voting base.

Poorly veiled attempt to ratchet evangelicalism into the government and the schools.

If they want to keep their children woefully uninformed about reality & science, un-vaccinated/unhealthy, both which could be child abuse, then let them stunt their generation of offspring.

Keep up, or get left behind. It's the dumbing down of America people.

Anonymous said...

Get real.
Americans love the Nanny state and we know that the government will do what is best for all of us.
It takes a community to raise a child in the Nanny state, not stupid parents.
Everyone knows this.

Anonymous said...

This is a PR exercise.

That doesn't mean that abuses don't occur; the answer lies elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

So, this "Amendment" tries to give us inalienable rights that we already have.

How wonderfully generous of Mr. Graham. Mr. Graham, see that door over there? Please step through it and don't be seen here again.