lib•er•al  ˈlɪbərəl,ˈlɪbrəl [lib-er-uhl, lib-ruhl]
adjective
1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
3. favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.

Remember when this was what liberalism stood for? Remember when liberals fought for individual freedom? It’s been awhile, but at one point, I think this was actually the case. Nowadays, being liberal means advocating for the government to take away your freedoms so that they can educate, indoctrinate and compel you to do what they think is best. Let me give you a few examples.

Sex education used to be the responsibility of parents. Given that the family’s attitudes toward sex and sex education spring from the fundamental moral values of that family, it seems fitting that this responsibility should be given to the family. This is not the case anymore. Liberals have seized this realm and forced on our children in public schools their anything-goes mentality, belittling and dismissing the concept that people can and should wait until marriage to engage in the marital act.

The care for the health of your child used to be an inalienable right of parents. In most cases, it still is, unless of course there is the possibility that you do not submit to the wisdom of the liberals regarding “reproductive health”, which of course is translated into plain English as abortion and contraception.  If your child has a headache and needs a Tylenol, you must first give your permission before they can have it. If on the other hand, that same child becomes pregnant, and has been convinced that they should just “have it taken care of” with an abortion, you do not have the right to know in some states that are run by liberals. If you don’t want your child to engage in the marital act before marriage, but your child has been convinced by the liberals that you are “outdated, archaic, or bigoted against women’s health”, there is free contraception waiting for that child at school.

Parents have a choice now if they would like to avoid having liberals indoctrinate their children. They can pay double for the education of their children by handing over to the government the tuition necessary to send their child to public schools by paying their property taxes, and then paying tuition to a private school for the actual education of their child. The other option is to pay the tuition only once, but to take the responsibility for educating their child into their own hands and engage in homeschooling. This is a noble and difficult task, which many parents cheerfully undertake so as to give their children the values, knowledge, and properly formed conscience which those children deserve.

Enter the liberals. A proposal from the UN, signed by President Obama now seeks to subtly undermine the right of parents to educate their children in this way. Furthermore, the ambiguous nature of the language in the bill would have broad and woeful consequences for any parent raising their child in a way liberals disagree with.

CatholicCulture.org has this story:

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is urging the Senate not to ratify the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). President Barack Obama signed the treaty in 2009, and a Senate vote on ratification is expected this month.

“Article 7 of the UNCRPD gives government the ability to override every decision of a parent of disabled children if the government thinks that its views are in ‘the best interest of the child,’” said HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris. “This is a radical attempt to take away parental rights.”

The Vatican has also refused to sign this agreement due to the liberals inserting the mandatory phrase “reproductive health” into it. I think it is a requirement for any agreement passed at the UN to include that phrase, regardless of the subject the agreement deals primarily with. Here is the Vatican’s response to this:

We opposed the inclusion of such a phrase [reproductive health] in this article, because in some countries reproductive health services include abortion, thus denying the inherent right to life of every human being, affirmed by article 10 of the Convention. It is surely tragic that, wherever fetal defect is a precondition for offering or employing abortion, the same Convention created to protect persons with disabilities from all discrimination in the exercise of their rights, may be used to deny the very basic right to life of disabled unborn persons.

For this reason, and despite the many helpful articles this Convention contains, the Holy See is unable to sign it.

Now take a look at how clever the liberals are. If you oppose this article, you will be shouted off the stage as an evil person, who hates people with disabilities. Never mind the fact that the article takes away your parental rights, and promotes the evil of abortion. The article is titled “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. If you oppose this agreement, that means you oppose what the title of the agreement says, right. Liberals just love straw man arguments. That is why they crafted this agreement in this way. They create a title that sounds noble and just, but subtly insert language that will work to take control of the upbringing of your children away from you if your child is disabled.

Now all they have to do is assert that little Johnny is disabled because he is left handed, or needs reading glasses or has a loose tooth. If he is “disabled” that probably means that you are no longer equipped to raise this child, and it is probably better off that the liberals do it for you. We are not quite there yet with the technology, but when we can determine all of these physical traits through a genetic test, then the liberals will be there, ready to monitor your pregnancy and check for these traits so that you don’t burden yourself or society with a child that is not “optimal”.

The only thing that can change the world for the better despite what the liberals say is prayer. Make that 2 things: prayer and votes. Get out there. Pray and vote!