I’ve written about the Parental Rights Amendment before, but to recap, please watch this brief 1 minute video.
This link also explains why giving parents the authority over medical decisions for their child is crucial : https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/04/20/why-we-need-the-parental-rights-amendment/. It gives real life stories of children taken from their parents over medical decisions.
Parents of Lyme/MSIDS minor patients have been accused of child abuse and have suffered greatly over the issue of tick borne illness: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/08/24/dutch-lyme-patients-accused-of-child-abuse/ This is happening in the U.S. as well but nobody’s keeping score.
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Amendment on Parental Rights Introduced in U.S. House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // November 16, 2017 // Washington, D.C. –
Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL) introduced legislation in the U.S. House to propose a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Hultgren’s House Joint Resolution 121 had 15 original cosponsors at its introduction on Thursday, November 16. A parallel resolution, SJRes. 48, was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Lindsey Graham in August.
“The freedom for parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is an American tradition once established beyond debate,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Yet every day, families are broken apart by state actors who presume they are able to make a better decision for a child than a parent can. With recent state laws and court decisions threatening this American value, it is time parental rights are enshrined as fundamental rights and therefore protected under the Constitution.” “We are grateful to Representative Hultgren for taking up this vital issue before Congress,” says ParentalRights.org President Jim Mason, a proponent of the resolution.
“Parental rights is a crucial battle that too few are talking about. Every other question, whether of politics, religion, values, or ideology, hinges on the right of good parents to raise their children in a way that is true to them.” The Amendment, which would provide that “[t]he liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right,” requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress to go to the states for ratification. This means bipartisan support will be necessary for its passage.
“Parental rights affect us all, regardless of race or belief, across every community or demographic,” says Detroit-area family law attorney Allison Folmar. “Absolutely, this Amendment should have bipartisan support. In fact, it should have universal support.”
The NFL’s 2005 MVP Shaun Alexander is also among those supporting the Amendment effort. Alexander is vice president of ParentalRights.org. “I am still amazed with how much authority the courts have over parents’ rights today. With the Parental Rights Amendment now introduced in both houses of Congress, we can begin to push back and win for all parents authority for how to raise their own children. The Parental Rights Amendment will protect the greatest team ever assembled—the family.” Representatives interested in cosponsoring H. J. Res. 121 should contact Doug Thomas in Representative Hultgren’s office.
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Find and call your rep here.
For those of you with Lyme/MSIDS, please contact your Representative and encourage them to support the Parental Rights Amendment. Families with Tick borne illness are suffering untold misery. Children suffer as often they don’t have enough experience and verbal skills to describe what they feel. TBI’s need to be on every doctor and health professional’s radar, and teachers need to be educated on what to look for.
For an excellent article and resources on children with Lyme/MSIDS: https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/lyme-disease/children/
Great pdf by Dr. Ann Corson: http://www.lymepa.org/HopetoHealPediatricLymeTalk.pdf
A review of “When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide,”: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mccormick/when-your-child-has-lyme-_b_8885982.html
As Berenbaum writes,
I urge you to greet every morning as a new day. Do what needs to be done,
and learn what needs to be learned. Don’t burden yourself with worry about
what is still to come. You and your family can get past the trials and
tribulations of this moment, fostering a resilience that will carry you through
to the future. My hope is that you will not only survive Lyme disease, but
triumph over it.
Great words to live by.
Support group for parents: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lymeparents/info