Did you know that as a parent in the U.S.,you do NOT have the fundamental right to decide what’s best for your children?
Up until I attended a session at the Georgia Homeschool Education Association (GHEA) conference this month, I didn’t know this. The government can at any time decide what’s best for your child, take action now and (maybe) apologize later (1).
In a showing of the movie Overruled, I watched three real cases where parental rights were negated:
- A cop removed dad from a school when he simply asked for his child to be able to opt out of a program that familiarized/normalized the children in his son’s Kindergarten class to families with two parents of the same sex (2).
- After they paid for medical treatment, parents were told they could not get the results of the medical results for their 13-year-old son without his consent. (HIPAA backs this.)
- A 13-year-old boy complained of emotional distress because his parents took him to church three times a week. He was immediately removed from the school where he confided in his guidance counselor, and placed into temporary foster care over the weekend without his parents being notified. Later, a judge told the parents to be careful, respect the child’s wishes, and take him to church no more than once a week, because that was plenty.