Declaration of the Rights of the Child

DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 1386 (XIV) of 10 December 1959
   WHEREAS the peoples of the United Nations have, in the Charter, reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person, and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
   WHEREAS the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,
   WHEREAS the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth,
   WHEREAS the need for such special safeguards has been stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924, and recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the statutes of specialized agencies and international organizations concerned with the welfare of children,
   WHEREAS mankind owes to the child the best it has to give,
   Now, therefore, General Assembly Proclaims    THIS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD to the end that he may have a happy childhood and enjoy for his own good and for the good of society the rights and freedoms herein set forth, and calls upon parents, upon men and women as individuals, and upon voluntary organizations, local authorities and national Governments to recognize these rights and strive for their observance by legislative and other measures progressively taken in accordance with the following principles:
1   The child shall enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration. Every child, without any exception whatsoever, shall be entitled to these rights, without distinction or discrimination on account of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, whether of himself or of his family.
2   The child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. In the enactment of laws for this purpose, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.
3   The child shall be entitled from his birth to a name and a nationality.
4   The child shall enjoy the benefits of social security. He shall be entitled to grow and develop in health; to this end, special care and protection shall be provided both to him and to his mother, including adequate pre-natal and post-natal care. The child shall have the right to adequate nutrition, housing, recreation and medical services.
5   The child who is physically, mentally or socially handicapped shall be given the special treatment, education and care required by his particular condition.
6   The child, for the full and harmonious development of his personality, needs love and understanding. He shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care and under the responsibility of his parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and of moral and material security; a child of tender years shall not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his mother. Society and the public authorities shall have the duty to extend particular care to children without a family and to those without adequate means of support. Payment of State and other assistance towards the maintenance of children of large families is desirable.
7   The child is entitled to receive education, which shall be free and compulsory, at least in the elementary stages. He shall be given an education which will promote his general culture and enable him, on a basis of equal opportunity, to develop his abilities, his individual judgement, and his sense of moral and social responsibility, and to become a useful member of society.   The best interests of the child shall be the guiding principle of those responsible for his education and guidance; that responsibility lies in the first place with his parents.   The child shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavour to promote the enjoyment of this right.
8   The child shall in all circumstances be among the first to receive protection and relief.
9   The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, in any form.   The child shall not be admitted to employment before an appropriate minimum age; he shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education, or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development.
10   The child shall be protected from practices which may foster racial, religious and any other form of discrimination. He shall be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, and in full consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted to the service of his fellow men.

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Family Court Final Four Tournament Results

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Not since the Big East Conference boasted three of the final four teams in NCAA Tournament play did we see such a lopsided outcome. It occurred over the weekend not far from all the sports arenas and domes in a competition we can call the Family Court Final Four. While visitation dads were obsessed with the orange ball, feministswere busy getting more laws passed to criminalize them as parents.

Here at Leon Koziol.com we try to keep up with all the developments that get by our fathers while they’re watching the games. We try to organize opposition to laws that are effectively criminalizing fatherhood and removing good dads from their children’s lives. But the guys seem to prefer spending on game tickets and other priorities than donations or participation in family law reform.

That’s why family judges today see no problem with debtor prisons and gender discrimination in parenting decisions. Fathers and their women supporters do not send them any public message that there’s a growing crisis here, so it’s simply not a problem. Oppressive laws continue to be passed which send good fathers to lower class status, bankruptcy and jail. Horrendous psychological damage to children is utterly disregarded along the way for the almighty dollar.

To cite only one example, a federal law known as the Parent Punishment Act (you can look it up, it really exists) makes it a crime to take up residency in another state with a $5,000 support debt. Now how many dads know that they can be arrested by getting behind on a debt so easily achieved after losing a job (or failing to get one that a well paid judge thinks he can get)? Move a few miles across a state line for a new job and go to federal prison? Rapists and child molesters get more respect, i.e.Attorney Steven Lever.

Despite crucial rights violated under our Constitution in this way, the war on fatherspresses on, right over the foxholes where guys focus only on their own war stories. There is no sacrifice for a greater cause and so there is no relief in sight. Politicians regurgitate that same old song and dance about how these measures are designed to benefit our children when they know of the real damage.

This is because a go-along mentality gets votes. Remarkably an uniformed public then applauds the erosion of our rights just as Adolph Hitler once predicted in Nazi Germany. Just say it’s for our children, and the people will “happily accept any curtailment of their liberties.” It’s all there in Mein Kampf, and it’s been happening here in the states for many years.

The real crimes lie in a widespread suppression of speech and reform which then facilitates the ongoing discrimination, abuse and injustices. While this fatherless crisis grows, politicians simply demand more tax dollars to pay for the social costs. It’s called job creation after all our real jobs went overseas to avoid other forms of over-regulation. In short, government is spending our money to create a problem and then making us pay for it on the back side.

Our Constitution is the supreme embodiment of law that our soldiers sacrifice everything for each day only to return home to these same prisons and oppressive laws. In our next post, we’ll tell you about a quiet scheme which gets even more child support in the hands of lawyers and how desperate victims have now resorted to murder, suicide and lawlessness as a preferred remedy to such injustices. In the meantime, enjoy the games.

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