Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Constitutional Amendment for Homeschooling?

Sam Blumenfeld penned an article for Worldnet Daily discussing how the "internationalization of legal relations" may force us to add language to our Constitution to protect our rights because of globalization. Unfortunately, Mike Farris/HSLDA is pursuing the idea of a Constitutional Amendment; one that protects parents rights. It's a really bad idea as far as I am concerned. I have heard the argument that we should be pro-active, etc., but how about we stick to the laws we have, and remember these words:
"But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little."
George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton, May 8, 1796
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
Doesn't it make sense just to remind these justices, like Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, that their job is not to look to foreign law, but just to pay attention to our own law?
I see no need to muddy up the Constitution just because the judicial system is not doing their job properly. May I remind people that judges can be impeached as well.
We ought to be fixing the problem by demanding that judges stop looking to European or African law and concentrate on our own laws when coming up with opinions, instead of turning the Constitution into mush.
Deborah Stevenson of NHELD has said, "the Constitution is a LIMIT ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. It is not meant to be a document GRANTING RIGHTS TO THE PEOPLE".