SB 18: Attacks parental rights //
Say NO to SB 18 -- Protect parental rights in California
If you know that parents are essential to family (how else do you conceive children?) and if you recognize that Creator God has given parents the incontrovertible right to raise and educate their own boys and girls, then please pick up your phone right now.
California's state legislators (2/3rds of them Democrats) are considering a terrible bill to destroy parental rights.
SB 18 codifies a radical, anti-parent notion known as "children's rights." This means, with government bureaucrats, the police, and in court, parents will LOSE. And ultimately, it means liberal politicians become the de facto parent.
SB 18 by Democrat state senator Richard Pan is a horrible, direct attack upon California parents that MUST be stopped. Realize that every legal right given to a child is a legal right stripped from parents!
Homeschooling families, Christian families, parents who lovingly discipline their children, parents who refuse controversial vaccines -- they're all targeted by SB 18. As the parental rights experts at Family Protection Ministries report:
The wording in this first version of SB 18 is broad, vague, and complex. If the introduced version of SB 18 became law in California, it would, at the very least, be a dangerous attack on parents having the legal right to make decisions for their children (ages 17 and younger) in every area of life (e.g., religion, education, social involvement, health, friendships, etc).
These are some of the reasons SB 18 is of great concern to us:
- The state would become the enforcer of these newly created children’s rights (e.g. a heathy and safe environment; social and emotional well-being; an appropriate and quality education; and appropriate and quality health care).
- It could override the current Constitutional law, which recognizes that parents have a FUNDAMENTAL LEGAL RIGHT to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
- It could result in violations of families’ FUNDAMENTAL LEGAL RIGHTS to be secure in their homes against unreasonable state intrusion.
Take your stand and make these simple calls
WHO TO CALL: Please call your California state senator and California state assemblymember
WHAT TO SAY: Leave your message, "I'm calling to urge (legislator's name) to oppose SB 18, which attacks basic parental rights. Every legal right given to a child is a legal right stripped from parents. Please vote NO on SB 18."
PHONE NUMBERS: Click here to find your two California state legislators (Call them at both their Capitol and district offices -- that's just 4 calls)
WANT TO DO MORE? Urge Governor Jerry Brown to veto SB 18 if it reaches his desk. Tell him "Please oppose SB 18, an unnecessary bill that attacks basic parental rights. SB 18 threatens good parents with the bill's overbearing and very broad new powers of government. SB 18 invades the sanctity of the home. Please veto it if it reaches your desk."
CALL: 916-445-2841 (during regular business hours)
EMAIL: Use this webform
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Eye-opening quote from "The Creepiest Story About Government Replacing the Family That You'll Read Today," PJMedia.com, July 24, 2014:
"Just like a good personal trainer, we want the robots to be able to guide the child toward a behavior that we desire,” said Brian Scassellati, a computer science professor at Yale and principal investigator for the study. "What we want to do is move these robots out of the laboratory and into schools and homes and clinics, places where we can directly help children on a day-to-day basis," he said. The NSF grant said the project is necessary due to "critical societal problems."