The United States is one of only two nations that has never ratified the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, because of the resistance among some of our senators. But, as with numerous other U.N. conventions and declarations, U.S. leaders have been slyly implementing the United Nations' designs little by little.
At the close of the May 2002 U.N. World Summit for Children, for example, the Bush administration presented a detailed report entitled America's Children: Our Challenge, Our Future - USA Report on Progress Toward the Goals of the 1990 World Summit for Children.
In it, U.S. leaders declared that "our children deserve nothing less than a global strategy" to bring them education, health, development, etc. This is a completely wrong attitude. America's policy should respect God-given parental rights - not United Nations' globalism.
Careful reading of the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child shows that it boldly inserts government between parents and their children in such areas as dress codes, reading materials, religious instruction and more.
An apt summary of the United Nations' ultimate goal regarding youth appears in the UNICEF motto, "Every child is our child." Instead of cooperating with these subversive designs, our leaders should get the United States out of the United Nations.
Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.