Category Archives: Children’s rights

Second annual day of protest against hereditary religion coming soon

January 20, 2013 will be the date for the second annual international day of protest against hereditary religion. The protest will again be held in cyberspace, but the aim is to eventually have annual protests in the real world. Complete … Continue reading

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Focus on the familily is a political organization masquerading as a relgious organization

Before you write off Focus on the Family as some sort of fringe group, you have to understand that this fringe group has achieved main stream acceptance around the world and they have vast media resources that constantly pump out … Continue reading

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Where is the debate over spanking children?

 Why Does Everyone Pretend There’s A ‘Spanking Debate’? By Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post, July 9, 2012 Narration By Stefan Molyneux, Freedomain Radio Spanking was a subject of debate on every parenting website on the continent during the past week, and … Continue reading

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Children in fundamentalist families are often regarded as little adults

http://www.markfulton.org/the-psychological-effects-of-christianity Children and the Burden of Shame Children in fundamentalist families are often regarded as little adults, with the same sinful tendencies and the same need to be “saved.” Consequently, there may be little or no realization that a growing … Continue reading

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Three concepts of children’s constitutional rights: reflections on enjoyment theory

  Laurence D. Houlgate  I. THE CHILD: A PERSON OR A NON-PERSON IN CUSTODY? Attempts to extend constitutional rights to children did not succeed in American law until the late 1960s, when the Supreme Court declared that “neither the Fourteenth … Continue reading

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THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS

THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS The day will come when the progress of nations will be judged not by their military or economic strength, nor by the splendor of their capital cities and public buildings, but by the well-being of their … Continue reading

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The USA must ratify the UN CRC and reform our laws to comply

Measures and mechanisms required to eliminate corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment Legal reform is essential in eliminating corporal punishment. All provisions which allow a “reasonable” degree of corporal punishment – whether in statute or in … Continue reading

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Why the Senate should ratify CEDAW, CRC, and CRDP

  CEDAW has long been stymied in the US Congress by religious zealots who call themselves Christians. Why Christians would be against fairness for women eludes me. This convention, along with the convention on the rights of children (UN CRC) … Continue reading

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UN outlaws all corporal or degrading punishment of children in the world

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) a ten nation body that manages the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child issued the following directive regarding the corporal punishmentof children.The Committee on … Continue reading

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Resources for those supporting the worldwide ban on hitting children

James C. Talbot has provided this comprehensive list of resources that substantiate the position of activists working to pass laws against hitting children as a method of discipline. First of all hitting a child does nothing to instruct or guide … Continue reading

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