Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Great News Regarding British Vote!

Britain Spanking Vote

"Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected calls for all smacking of children to be outlawed despite the wishes of some Labour MPs."


Check out this part, though:
"Hinchliffe, head of parliament's Health Select Committee, said Britain was in breach of its obligations under the U.N. Convention of the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights."

In BREACH of its obligations? Is Britain a sovereign nation, or is it subject to a world governing body? What was once a question with a clear answer is becoming muddier by the day.

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child was approved by nearly every nation in 1990:
"Only two countries have not ratified: the United States and Somalia, which have signalled their intention to ratify by formally signing the Convention" (Unicef).

Recently the UN sought to persuade Canada to prohibit spanking, and in fact "ruled" that Canada should ban it. The UN doesn't currently have the power to enforce its "ruling", but an attentive observer will see which way the wind is blowing.

Stephen Macklin (a blogger) looks at the issue from an individual-rights perspective and makes some good points.

The sovereignty of nations is waning and will eventually disappear, replaced by a one-world government. We are hurtling towards that time...I am just surprised that so many nations are already willing to hand their sovereignty over to world govemment without protest. Decisions are being made on an international level by the World Court, and once sovereign nations are expected to abide by its rulings.

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