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The 912 Project-Nebraska Message Board › ALERT! NEBRASKA PARENTAL RIGHTS RESOLUTION - 32 CO-SPONSORS!!!!


Ed H.
West Point, NE
Post #: 378
Please contact the offices of the co-sponsors on the Judiciary Committee and thank them for supporting LR42 and Parental Rights.

The resolution has 32 co-sponsors, Senator Brasch (16) is the sponsor. A simple thank you or a more detailed e-mail if you choose. LR42 has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee.

There are eight members of the Judiciary Committee: Ashford (Chairman)(Omaha) ; Lathrop (VC)(Omaha); Chambers (Omaha), Christensen (Imperial), Coash (Lincoln), Davis (Hyannis), McGill (Lincoln), Seiler (Hastings)

Of the eight members on the Judiciary Committee, five are co-sponsors of LR 42: Ashford, Coash, Seiler, Davis, Christensen.

Thank them for sponsoring LR 42, especially if you are in their district, and let him know you are a constituent. But even if you do not live in their district, send them an email and thank them. This resolution could be scheduled for a hearing at anytime. Your help could make the difference.

Senator Brad Ashford (20, Omaha)

Senator Colby Coash (27, Lincoln)

Senator Les Seiler (33, Hastings)

Senator Al Davis (43, Hyannis)

Senator Mark Christensen (44, Imperial),,,,

Here is a link to the nation Parental Rights website. http://www.parentalri...­
Here is a link to the resolution: http://nebraskalegisl...­


Introduced by Brasch, 16; Ashford, 20; Bloomfield, 17; Campbell, 25;
Carlson, 38; Christensen, 44; Coash, 27; Davis, 43; Dubas,
34; Gloor, 35; Hadley, 37; Hansen, 42; Harms, 48; Janssen,
15; Johnson, 23; Karpisek, 32; Kintner, 2; Krist, 10;
Larson, 40; Lautenbaugh, 18; Murante, 49; Nelson, 6; Pirsch,
4; Price, 3; Scheer, 19; Schilz, 47; Seiler, 33; Smith, 14;
Sullivan, 41; Wallman, 30; Watermeier, 1; Wightman, 36.

Read first time January 23, 2013


WHEREAS, the right of parents to direct the upbringing and
education of their children is a fundamental right protected by the
Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, our nation has historically relied first and foremost on
parents to meet the real and constant needs of children; and

WHEREAS, the interests of children are best served when parents are
free to make child-rearing decisions about education, religion, and other
areas of a child's life without state interference; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in Wisconsin v. Yoder,
406 U.S. 205 (1972), held that "(t)his primary role of the parents in the
upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an
enduring American tradition"; and

WHEREAS, in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000), Supreme Court
justices issued five concurring and dissenting opinions on the nature and
enforceability of parental rights under the Constitution of the United
States; and

WHEREAS, the decision in Troxel v. Granville has created confusion
and ambiguity about the fundamental nature of parental rights in the laws
and societies of the several states; and

WHEREAS, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
would drastically alter the fundamental right of parents to direct the
upbringing of their children; and

WHEREAS, this convention has already been acceded to by 192 nations
worldwide and has already been cited by United States courts as an example
of "customary international law"; and

WHEREAS, international influence is being exerted on the United
States Supreme Court, as demonstrated in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551
(2005), in which it was expressed that "the Court has referred to the laws
of other countries and to international authorities as instructive for its
interpretation" of the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, H.J. Res. 110 was introduced in the United States House of
Representatives during the second session of the 112th Congress to provide
for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prevent
erosion of the enduring American tradition of treating parental rights as
fundamental rights, and the legislation states:

"SECTION 1. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing,
education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.

"SECTION 2. Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe
this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest, as applied
to the person, is of the highest order and not otherwise served."

SECTION 3. This article shall not be construed to apply to a
parental action or decision that would end life."

SECTION 4. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of
international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to
the rights guaranteed by this article."; and

WHEREAS, this amendment will add explicit text to the Constitution
of the United States to forever protect the rights of parents as they are
now enjoyed, without substantive change to current federal or state laws
respecting these rights.

1. That the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature urges the Congress of
the United States to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States and submit it to the states for ratification.

2. That the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature affirms the Parental
Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

3. That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Speaker of
the United States House of Representatives, to the President of the United
States Senate, and to each member of Congress from Nebraska.
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