Why we need
the parental Rights Amendment
For almost 100 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the traditional role of parents in directing the care, custody, and control of their minor children. In Wisconsin v. Yoder, the Court declared that parental rights have been “established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” 406 US 205, 232 (1972)
Despite this, many government actors and agencies today are working overtime to substitute a parent’s decisions with the government worker’s own view of what is best for a given child. From schools to hospitals to child welfare investigators, “experts” think they know what’s best for your child better than you do.
And while this has been going on for decades, we have all become painfully aware of it since the recent pandemic, when many learned for the first time just how much power the government wants to have over our children.
Yet, every child is unique; no one knows or loves a child better than his or her own parents.
Mom or Dad, you are the expert on your child.
Parents in Action - The Way Foward
Dear Florida Parents,
We made History! What can we do next to lead the way for our nation?
The Parental Rights Amendment will protect the traditional role of parents as long recognised by the US Supreme Court, restoring the proper balance of parental authority against governmental decision making. This fundamental right is so important that we cannot rely on just Supreme Court precedent. Parental rights must be established beyond debate in the black and white of the text of the U.S. Constitution. And that is exactly what the Parental Rights Amendment will accomplish.
By empowering parents – those who know and love their children best – the Amendment will protect children from misinformed, cookie-cutter bureaucracy.
Sign On! Members of Congress are urged to support parents and families by signing on to cosponsor HJRes. 38.
To do so, contact Annie Clark in the office of Re. Debbie Lasko: Annie.Clark@mail.house.gov.
How can I
Now is the time!
The goal is for every Florida Congressional District Representative to co-sponsor the Parental Rights Amendment.