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As a parent, I say this to the United Nations: Leave our kids alone
Toronto Sun ^ | October 11, 2012 | Brian Lilley

Posted on 10/11/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

The United Nations is lecturing Canada again by throwing stones while standing naked in the living room of their glass house.

A report has been released by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a committee that includes Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt among its members. The committee is telling Canada that it needs to do more for the nation’s children. If you didn’t know there was a permanent UN committee for this issue, then remember what I have told you before: The UN considers itself a government, a world government in waiting, and they think that their rules should supersede Canadian law.

Think I’m overstating this?

The UN committee is upset that due to our division of powers between the feds and the provinces, that there is no uniform law enshrining the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canadian law.

But don’t worry, they have a solution: Just do it.

“The Committee recommends that the State Party finds the appropriate constitutional path that will allow it to have in the whole territory of the State Party, including its provinces and territories, a comprehensive legal framework which fully incorporates the provisions of the Convention and its Optional Protocols and provides clear guidelines for their consistent application.”

There you have it, the UN telling Canada to work around the constitution to make sure every jurisdiction has the same law, one set out by the UN. Now look at that membership list and ask whether you would you want any of those countries to have jurisdiction over Canada.

They think they do already and some in Canada want to give it to them, that power and more. Liberal MP Marc Garneau has a private member’s bill, C-420, that would establish a commissioner for Children and Young Persons.

The main job of the commissioner, from my reading of the bill, is to ensure Canadian compliance with UN dictates relating to children.

This law, which has a good chance of passing, because after all it is for the children and who can be against the children, would establish yet another unelected, unaccountable bureaucrat to pester the government to do things most Canadians don’t want and haven’t even thought of yet.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, the princes of Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt or any of these other clowns having greater say in Canadian law relating to children than the Members of Parliament we elect. Yet that is what would happen.

We would have yet another report, backed by the sainted United Nations, telling the government to do more. That report would then be picked up by all the lefty groups that the UN and the commissioner would consult and then be waved around in front of a compliant media, who would then do stories on why the government does in fact need to act. It’s for the children, you know.

And that circle of lefty groups being consulted, a report being issued and then that report being used by the lefty groups that were consulted — that is already going on.

Two of the groups that the UN consulted are quoted by the Canadian Press calling on the government to act, to do more.

As a parent, I say this: The United Nations can go to hell.

When the UN stops coddling dictators, then they can think about critiquing Canada. Until then, hands off my family and my country.

TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: agenda21

1 posted on 10/11/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 10/11/2012 8:10:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

All in all, the UN is just another *rick in the wall.

3 posted on 10/11/2012 8:16:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat
"All in all, the UN is just another *rick in the wall."

Ahhhh, you beat me to it. Pink Floyd was my first thought also.

4 posted on 10/11/2012 8:37:43 PM PDT by BipolarBob (G Orwell was an optimist it seems.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Has the UN told Cameroon, Haiti, Zimbabwe and North Korea to do more for children?

5 posted on 10/11/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by GeronL (
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To: Squawk 8888

Whoops wrong thread. (Slow server tonight)

The UN began as a kind of advisory committee and has ended up as, yep, a shadow world government.

7 posted on 10/11/2012 8:57:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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8 posted on 10/11/2012 10:30:58 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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