Front Page Magazine on Norquist's Islam Connections
"AT CPAC this year, Grover Norquist told a George Soros publication that Islam “is completely consistent with the U.S. Constitution and a free and open society,” a statement that reveals either a profound lack of understanding of Islamic law, or a conscious effort at deception."
Why would Michael Farris create a partnership with a man such as Grover Norquist, if Farris is as he claims, a devotee of the U.S. Constitution? Does anyone else find this troubling?
On this page under "Parental Rights Basics," Mr. Farris's organization links the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. For those of us who have been in the trenches, battling the insidious infiltration of the UN's Agenda 21 Doctrine in our United States, this is very curious. Publius Huldah has also pointed out the model for Mr. Farris is this UN Doctrine.
So how about the amendment that Mr. Farris wants to place on the table for the Convention of States Convention? There is serious debate on this from both sides. Two people in particular, one of whom used to be a supporter of Farris' efforts regarding home-schooling, have been ridiculed and tossed aside by Mr. Farris in recent years, Phyllis Schafly and Publius Huldah. There are others objecting to his proposal as well. Mr. Farris' amendment, by virtue of enumerating an additional right not included in the bundle of Natural Rights, by the federal government, gives the federal government dominion over that right. The rights of parents, heretofore, have been implicit and inherent in the bundle of Natural Rights given to us by "Nature's God" as described in the Declaration of Independence. The Founders explained that all of these Natural Rights were not to be enumerated, but understood, save the few in the Bill of Rights. As we have seen, at least three of the enumerated rights are under attack constantly lately; freedom of speech, 2nd amendment gun rights, and property rights. If adding another enumerated right for parents is supposed to avert attacks on parental rights, it seems this amendment idea would do the opposite, simply draw more fire and not succeed at the supposed intention.
Mr. Farris would like to place something into the Constitution that would add a Constitutional enforceable amendment, giving the federal government power over it. This same argument is being used by those who wish to redefine what marriage is, another tenet of Natural Law. I will admit it is possible, giving him the benefit of the doubt, that Mr. Farris is trying to reinforce what historically has been known as a Natural Right, "Parental Rights," just as an amendment for traditional marriage on the federal level might do. (DOMA = federal Defense of Marriage Act, is not an amendment.) What happened to DOMA? We have now a government refusing to enforce DOMA without changing the law. Repeating myself, we have 1st and 2nd amendments that are also being ignored by the federal government. (Among a myriad of other insults and attacks against amendments already in the Constitution.) If those conservative friends of mine would see how far the DOMA has gotten us, they might understand that when the federal government gets the power to decide the definitions of rights extraneous to the Constitution, today's policy brokers don't land on the side of traditional Natural Law. There is also the federal judiciary which would be adjudicating the purpose and intent of the amendment, and we have seen clearly today that the federal judiciary is not on the side of conservative causes or necessarily individual rights and liberties. Mr. Farris denies this is a problem.
Mr. Farris explains that amending the Constitution is not an act of the Federal government, but is an action by states. He says that, but that is not the point. The point of the Convention of States is that the amendments require interpretation and enforcement by the federal government and the federal judiciary. He argues otherwise. He asserts on the one hand that the states can ignore the federal government by going through the Convention of States process, but nonetheless, the amendment he proposes is an addition to the federal Constitution. If the states are so independent as to ignore the federal government, why is he concerned with adding an amendment to the Constitution?
"Constitutional amendments are created by a two-thirds majority vote of both houses of Congress which is followed by ratification by three-fourths of the several states."