Very exciting news to share from Parentalrights.org, the following press release was sent out this morning!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // June 6,2012 // Washington, D.C. – A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would preserve the longstanding traditional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children was introduced last night in the U.S. Congress.
Lead sponsor Trent Franks (R-AZ) was joined by now 36 cosponsors in introducing House Joint Resolution 110 in the House. The Senate version, Senate Joint Resolution 42, was led by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and had 11 cosponsors for its introduction.
This is indeed a “praise God” moment! These efforts would not have been made possible without your support and prayers!
“We must protect the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children,” DeMint declared. “Unfortunately, parental rights are under attack, and a safeguard like this amendment is necessary. Neither the federal government nor international law should micromanage how parents are able to raise their children. Parents are best equipped to decide how their children are raised and educated, not bureaucrats from Washington and the United Nations.”
“The PRA had 141 cosponsors in the House during the last session of Congress, but we expect to see even more support this time around,” says Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.org, which organizes grassroots efforts for the amendment.
“The Supreme Court has accurately said that parental rights are ‘perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by [the] Court,’ yet those rights now lack sufficient legal protection under the Constitution,” Farris continues. “Thanks to concerned citizens and engaged leaders in Congress, we look forward to correcting that problem through the adoption of this amendment.”
Continue to keep this piece of legislature in your prayers as it moves forward!
Read more HERE.