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Leave Parenting to Parents – Michael Farris

May 5, 2016 | Podcast | 0 comments

A 13 year old boy told a school counselor that he felt he should not have to go to church three times a week with his parents.  The counselor called for an “emergency removal” of the boy from his home.  At a subsequent hearing the judge mandated that his parents only take him to…

A 13 year old boy told a school counselor that he felt he should not have to go to church three times a week with his parents.  The counselor called for an “emergency removal” of the boy from his home.  At a subsequent hearing the judge mandated that his parents only take him to church once a week to retain custody of their son.

This scenario occurred not under a communist regime or in a George Orwell novel, but in modern-day America.  It is just one example (albeit an extreme one) of the government undermining parental rights.  This week Kevin talks with Michael Farris, President of ParentalRights.org and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association.  Michael is a constitutional lawyer (and the litigator on the above case) devoted to the issue of parental rights.  He explains how the government has given itself the ability to take rights away even from responsible, non-abusive parents, and what we must do to correct this injustice.

When our nation was founded, the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children was so obvious that it didn’t require mentioning in the Bill of Rights (c.f. the 9th Amendment).  Today, however, this sense is not as common.  That is why Michael is leading the charge, and garnering support from people of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and political affiliations, to add a parental rights amendment to the Constitution.

For more information and to sign the petition for the amendment, visit ParentalRights.org.  You can learn more about this issue from two free 30-minute documentaries: Overruled and Building the Machine.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” -2 Corinthians 3:17

This episode first aired on April 23rd, 2016.

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