Europe continues to give us an object lesson on where our own culture and government is going. A proposed law in Scotland seeks to assign a government social worker to every child from birth. The bill is part of a state-wide initiative called "Getting it Right for Every Child."
The social worker would be responsible to "promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing" of every child from birth. This would place the judgment and opinions of the government directly between the child and his parents. For an example of how this might work we need only visit the case of a homeschooling family from Germany who fled to the U.S. to avoid having their children taken from them for refusing government schooling. The Romeike family has requested asylum but the U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to deport them back to Germany where they face stiff fines and loss of their children to the state schools. In this case, the German government has decided that it knows better how to "safeguard the wellbeing" of the children than the parents.
This case shows how close we are in America to facing the same government intrusion. If this family is denied safety here and sent back to Germany, will any family be safe if they object to what their children are taught in the government schools? (See: Department Of Justice: 'Home Schooling Not a Right in America`)
One thing currently protecting U.S. parents is the government`s refusal to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Most Americans are unaware of the danger of these "UN Conventions." In order for the UN to advance its power as it moves us toward one world government it has come up with these "conventions" that are actually diplomatic treaties.
When two or more countries make an agreement, it is called a treaty. And like with contracts between people, they are binding each to fulfill an obligation. Over the years the UN has come up with dozens of these agreements dealing with everything from arms trade to family planning to women`s rights to rules for ships on the sea.
Article VI of the U.S. constitution specifies that any such treaties made with other countries shall become the "law of the land." In other words, when the U.S. gave its word, it planned to stand by it. Most other countries, who have constitutional governments, also pledge to honor their treaties.
Thus, when the United Kingdom, including Scotland, signed the UNCRC, it agreed to reshape its laws to comply with the UN rules.
The web site, http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_protecting.html explains that "The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse."
So, who is going to be responsible to guarantee these rights? History has always assumed that it was the parents. And history goes on to record how poorly parents have done in most cultures, particularly those dominated by Satan`s philosophies. Only in cultures guided by biblical principles do children "develop their full potential."
But, since the godless UN refuses to recognize biblical principles, big government is their only option. So, Germany decided that home schooling by the Romeike family was a form of "neglect," and their children must be taken over by the state to raise.
Again, in Scotland, the state is seeking to position the government to look over the shoulders of the parents to make sure they do the job right, not according to the parent`s standards, but by dictates of the state.
These government policies that threaten our families can only be changed by leaders who honor God`s laws. Therefore, soul winners, the only way to stop this monster is revival. We have much work to do.