The American family is in crisis

Posted by The Wild Zimarik in Education, General, Government, Government Health Care, Guns, Illegal Border Crossing, Law Enforcement, Liberal News Papers, Politics, Speaking Out

The American family is in crisis. The rights of parents are being dismissed and circumvented. The indispensable social pillars of marriage and family are being undermined and marginalized by radical statists who arrogantly believe they know better than family members!
This is a dangerous trend in our nation that has accelerated under the socialist Obama administration and must be stopped! The Liberty Counsel legal team is doubling down our efforts to stop this tectonic shift in our courts, family law, and in the court of public opinion.
Please see my important report below – Mat.
As our legal case load at Liberty Counsel continues to expand, we are very much aware of an alarming trend that is rapidly growing:
Parental rights are being undermined by federal and state legislatures and agencies, school systems, the courts, and statist administrators who arrogantly believe that Big Brother knows best about the wellbeing of your family members, especially your children or grandchildren.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Section 1, states:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
In regard to parental rights, the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled on the side of parents, as in this 1987 ruling…
“The Court has recognized that the freedom to enter into and carry on certain intimate or private relationships is a fundamental element of liberty protected by the Bill of Rights, the intimate relationships to which we have accorded constitutional protection include marriage, the begetting and bearing of children, child rearing and education” (Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte).
But now, a shift is taking place that should have every parent or grandparent deeply concerned…
Judicial activists, leftist bureaucrats, and “progressive” school administration officials across America are stealthily advancing the “it takes a village to raise a child” conviction.
This mindset was rekindled in our era by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, in which she advances the viewpoint that the United States itself must be the agency which meets all of a child’s needs.
The outrageous acts of government overreach taking place in our culture right now are so disturbing that Liberty Counsel is doubling down our efforts to ensure parental rights never become subservient to the whims of federal, state, or local bureaucrats who believe that the state knows better!  
++Justina Pelletier’s case makes the point.
As I’m sure you’re aware, Justina was taken from her family when her parents were wrongly accused of medical “abuse” for following the medical procedures to treat a rare condition as prescribed by well-respected physicians at Tufts Medical Center.
Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) conspired with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to perform a “parent-ectomy” – the act of removing a child from the care of their parents – thus thrusting the Pelletier family into a 14-month ordeal.
Worst of all, the overreach of BCH and DCF sent Jessica into a medical tailspin that has left her weak and wheelchair-bound.  A judge’s ruling on the custody dispute is expected tomorrow.
This nightmare for the Pelletier family is one of many that are coming to light across our nation. Removing or diminishing parental authority is becoming a shocking reality as the Big Brother mentality spreads.
The Liberty Counsel legal team is investigating every case of government abuse that is being submitted to us for review.
++We must band together and stop this onslaught by the proponents of the “village” mentality!
Dale, we need immediate financial support to meet this mounting threat. Your gift will help us defend the Pelletiers and other children and families while also assisting us in confronting the broader “progressive” campaign to erode parental rights.
If you believe it is the role of parents to decide what is right for their own children, please stand with us!  
Your gift of $50, $100, or even $1,000 will help Liberty Counsel meet these critical needs. Please, send a special gift today:
++Change Therapy: The LGBT community is subverting parental rights and the freedom of professional counselors.
Laws passed in California and New Jersey on “change therapy” declare that Big Brother knows better than parents about the counseling their children should receive regarding homosexual tendencies and behavior.
These misguided statist laws place parents and professional counselors on the wrong side of the law.
The homosexual lawmaker who sponsored the New Jersey law advocates widespread parent-ectomies! He likens change therapy to child abuse, which should empower the nanny state to remove children from their homes if subjected to these allegedly harmful therapies!
Other states are considering similar laws, pushed forward by radical pro-homosexual activists. Liberty Counsel is seizing every legal opportunity to stop these outrageous laws before another nationwide trend develops!
We won’t give up fighting to protect young people from pro-homosexual activists and tyrannical ideologues for as long as it takes for justice to prevail.
We have petitioned the Supreme Court for a hearing and ruling on the California change therapy law. 
These cases have required our legal team to spend hundreds of hours and many tens of thousands of dollars.
Your gift of any amount to support such crucial litigation will be a God-send! Please, consider a special gift today to Liberty Counsel to meet this critical need:
Please also pray for the Liberty Counsel legal team as we meet momentous challenges of the Pelletier case and others like it.  With your help, we can stop these outrageous laws and turn back the related assaults on parental rights, religious freedom, and freedom of speech.
THANK YOU in advance and for standing with us and may God abundantly bless you!
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
P.S. Our docket of family and marriage related cases is rapidly growing. If you can help Liberty Counsel right now, I would be deeply grateful.  Go here to donate:
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