Thursday, June 18, 2009

Articles of the day

Loved this article as I can so relate! I know many a moms that can.

Thought this was interesting. A friend emailed it to me, of course part of the reason I'm posting it is so I won't forget to listen to it youngest was playing with a very loud toy when I was watching it this morning so I missed bits of it;)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

The following article was found here.

UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

-- 17 June 2009

The following is a press release published by Home School Legal Defense Association yesterday:

Purcellville, VA – Last week the Children’s Secretary of Britain accepted a report in full by Graham Badman which argues for an end to homeschool freedom. “While it’s disgraceful that the British government would even entertain this report it’s particularly troubling for American parents because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was used as the justification for this action,” said Michael Farris, Chairman of HSLDA and President of

The Badman report uses Articles 12 and 29 of the UNCRC to justify registering the estimated 80,000 homeschooling families in Britain, forcing them to provide annual reports regarding their homeschool, granting government officials the right to enter the home and interview the children alone as well as reserving the choice of curriculum to the state.
HSLDA has been warning that the UNCRC could bring an end to homeschool freedom in the U.S., if the treaty was ever ratified by the U.S. Senate because Article VI of the U.S. Constitution says that treaties become the supreme law of the land.

For the UNCRC to be ratified it must gain a two-thirds vote in the U.S. Senate. If this happens then the UNCRC will automatically supersede all state laws and U.S. judges will be obligated to follow the provisions of the treaty. Currently, family and education laws are state-based; however, ratification of the UNCRC would transfer the jurisdiction for making family and education law to the U.S. Congress. Congress would, in turn, be obligated to follow the UN mandates contained in the CRC. The only answer at this point would be to add a Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) to the Constitution.

The Badman report is a stark reminder of how government officials in an English-speaking democracy have interpreted the UNCRC. It’s clear that the right to homeschool in America will be negatively impacted if the U.S. Senate ever ratifies the UNCRC.

To read the full United Kingdom report, click here.

To find out more about the Parental Rights Amendment, click here.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 26 year old, 85,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children. They are also proud sponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Keiki hula

We've been rather busy the last few Sundays with hula. Here is a picture of the group of girls from last Sunday, also included is their favorite instructor:)

This was sound check as I wasn't able to record during performance. I asked #2 why she kept watching her friend (she does fine practicing at home)and she says 'Because Miss A says we need to watch the point' Ah, this is true but must explain how to face forward and keep track of point out of the corner of your eye.'

I must comment on the church they danced at today. Everyone who greeted me not only hugged me(normal) but kissed me. We have been there before for the girls to dance and I don't remember that! Was wondering if I sat in the kissing section or was it because I'm expecting? Maybe the Lord thought I needed some extra love to get through the day;)

Just to let you know why I may need help to get through the day......
The kids have been a little destructive since daddy has been gone. Well it hasn't been all kids but lets just say many things have broken and alot of them can be directly linked to a child. Very aggravating.