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Film Spanks U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Child

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There’s a free screening of a documentary critiquing the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child this Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Grandville Church of Christ–3725 44th St. SW. The film makes the case that parental rights have already been dangerously eroded in the United States and would be further eroded if Congress ratified the U.N. treaty. The screening is sponsored by the area chapter of Generation Joshua and is open to the public.

More against the treaty here and here. The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is here.

Jonathan Witt


  • Hello,
    I am thankful for every showing of this excellent documentary. The Child takes the viewer from “A to Z” in understanding this crucial issue facing American parents today. Unless we awaken to the threat of this UN treaty and the worldview underlying it, our children will suffer greatly.
    For more information on this issue, go to my blog

    Protecting Children by Empowering Parents,
    Eric Potter MD
    Tennessee Director Parental Rights.Org

  • Audrey Ramel

    In a few days, we’ll celebrate the International Convention
    Children’s Rights Day. But what really is it we are going to celebrate?

    What I see is that if we have had to come to
    celebrate the Rights of the Child on a specific Day, it surely means
    something is really wrong..

    Children suffer horrible things in many parts of the world: abuse, violence, trafficking, forced labour…. 

    Who should we blame? The governements? Poverty? Corporate Companies?

    thing is for sure, globalisation isn’t helping the Children. As it
    spread, we saw the violations of children’s rights rocketing.
    Globalisation, as it should be, is not really global. In the sense that
    it has only internationalized capitalism, profit and so on… But is
    hasn’t taken into consideration the poorest, the children…
    Globalisation steals land, water, natural resources and gives violence,
    poverty, abuse… People are desperate… When you are hungry and
    desperate, you just turn to the only option left for you and that is how
    things can go so badly wrong…

    Children have rights, but they are violated every
    day. An International convention was created, armful of associations and
    NGOs are working to help them… but there is still so much to do.

    I found that the association I have chosen to volunteer with has
    very useful information on its website:

    I know, this is to be a long struggle, but I have decided to commit to the children’s cause…

    Please, tell me your feelings regarding the children’s rights situation in the world…