America's Manifest Destiny?
In the latest highly publicized court case involving the forward propulsion of the radical Gay agenda within the United States, we learn that the exercise of parental rights and control over the upbringing of their children "… would undermine teaching and learning…" within the context of a public school classroom. World Net Daily reports that the federal civil rights case of David Parker has been dismissed in Massachusetts by U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf. Mr Parker. along with his wife, Tonia Parker and Joseph and Robin Wirthlin initiated their suit by alleging that " district officials and staff at Eastbrook Elementary School violated state law and civil rights by indoctrinating their children about a lifestyle they, as Christians, teach is immoral"......."refusing to follow state law." Specifically, the school officials, on at least two occasions, presented to children information promoting the gay lifestyle without notifying parents, who could then choose to remove their children from this teaching.
Many have been ouraged by this ruling, taking it as a victory for purveyors of the Homosexual and Lesbian lifestyles. Part of the outrage stems from various statements by Judge Wolf in His official ruling, which can be accessed here. While outrage is understandable, what is more outrageous is that part of the ruling which has been left unmentioned and unexplained. While attention has been focused on official statements which surely can be disagreed with by most in this country, the foundation upon which those statements stand has been left completely unexamined by all, including Attorneys, Ministers, Politicans and Pro Family Advocates.
This foundation is a little known legal doctrine known as Parens Patriae. Succinctly put, it means that the State, the Government, is the parent of the Nation. Though not specifically mentioned in this case, as well as many other federal cases, it nevertheless undergirds the arguments of the State of Massachusetts as well as the official ruling of Judge Wolf and his particular statements. Most knowledge and understanding of this fundmental doctrine can be found in many State level cases and their final dispositions.
Within the doctrine of Parens Patriae also resides another far reaching truth which you may find hard to believe. Parens Patriae also means that the State owns your children. That's right! Your children belong to the State! They are State property!
Preposterous, you say!? Well, you may disagree, but I challenge you to look up the phrase Parens Patriae and cases within your State. Believe me, they are in every State of the Union and you will not have difficulty finding the evidence. You may be shocked, though, that such a legal reality could be found within the United States, a land known for Liberty. Actually, the concept is as old as the united States and has been advocated since its inception. I'll give you one example.
There were three movers and shakers among the Founding Fathers when it came to Education, two of which were Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Rush. Rush was arguable the most accomplished in the field and had this to say about the education of youth.
"Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property."
You would expect a statement of this nature out of The Communist Manifesto or Mein Kampf, wouldn't you? Yet this is from a Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Not exactlythe language of liberty!
So, what does this mean for us today? If your child is actually public property, what is the legal position of parents in relation to their child? What is the legal position and responsibilities of the State to the Parents? And you thought you understood education!