Minnesota Parental Rights Resolution Moves Forward!
A Parental Rights Resolution is moving forward (authored by MACC) to bring to the March 1, 2016 Precinct Caucuses across Minnesota. Will you read the Resolution at your Precinct? Help us cover as many precincts as possible. Thank you for getting the word out!
Caucuses are a time to become engaged with your neighbors and offer a Resolution that positively changes your party platform. You can also become a delegate and move on to the Congressional District Convention to help support the Resolution. This is your chance to help influence positive and meaningful change.
Why Parental Rights, you might ask? Don’t we already have Parental Rights? Well, not exactly! If you read our Minnesota state law or any school district policy, you’ll not find parental rights mentioned. This covers public, charter, online, private and homeschooling parents. The few “rights” that we have a parents are those rights given to us by the state or school district, which are very weak statements. These are not the rights afforded by the Constitution or Natural Law.
As parents, we continue to stand on our Constitutional rights and on the case law of the United States Supreme Court. It is true that a successful Resolution can open the door to legislation. And indeed we will be supporting legislation for Parental Rights this session.
First, our Resolution.
Be it Resolved, We support the rights of parents to be the first and foremost decision-maker in raising and guiding their children’s education resulting in strengthening the family and restoring local autonomy.
Second, the reason why we are asking for a Parental Rights Resolution, also called the Whereas.
Whereas, there are no rights in Minnesota Statute nor any Minnesota School Board Policy that affords parents their due rights as elucidated in the Parental Rights Doctrine,
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court has upheld parental rights numerous times and as enumerated in these examples found in the Parental Rights Doctrine, and as recent as 2000,
Whereas, “The primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972),
Whereas, “The fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction…The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925).
Let’s work together to make Parental Rights in Minnesota a reality!!!