The U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is being taught in New York schools and it is being held up as the standard.
The assignment included below is from Engage NY and was given out in a Long Island district this week The parent of the student who received this assignment can’t remember her child learning about the U.S. Bill of Rights.
New York is steeped in Common Core, which can easily become a vehicle to indoctrinate every school child in the United States in what is the global ethical religion of human rights. The UDHR is the long-sought ideal of liberal progressives.
The U.N. is a socialist body and they are not our friends. They want our wealth and our resources and the best way to do it is to bring us into their global village.
Jim Kelly of the Solidarity Center for Law and Justice said: “Since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has developed a common core of international human rights principles, policies, and practices that constitutes a global ethical religion. Through the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“CCSSI”), with the co-operation of state governors, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Education, the UN human rights common core is being used to indoctrinate impressionable k-12 students and fundamentally transform America.”
The UDHR cannot co-exist with our Bill of Rights. Our Bill of Rights protects individual rights while the UDHR mandates all rights as collectively held with individual rights ceding to the common good.
The end result of the numerous rights in the UDHR must be redistribution of all property and goods with government in control because there is no other way to meet the goals.
Examples from the Freeman:
Article 22 declares that “Everyone . . . has the right to social security.” The only way that “everyone” can have such a right is for government to force workers to pay for non-workers’ welfare and retirement funds. So the declared “right” of “everyone” to social security requires that national governments institute schemes of plunder or redistribution.
The Universal Declaration always defaults to government power.
Article 29, section 2, states that individual rights and freedoms are limited by “due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.” Government, under the U.N. Declaration, defines morality, public order, and general welfare. The limitations on rights are to be “determined by law”—which in the Declaration means determined by the government. But Article 29, section 3, appears to say that the U.N. may override governments to assure that rights are properly interpreted: “These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
Article 30 is ominous: “Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.” This Article destroys the right to actively oppose big-government programs. It abrogates the Bill of Rights’ guarantees of free speech, press, assembly, and petition for redress of grievances. Article 30 guarantees governments the right to stop people from opposing compulsory education, taxation, social security, the minimum wage, compulsory “public service,” and any other government plunder program.
Read more at the Freeman, there is so much more.
The UDHR is a collectivist manifesto which leaves little room for individualism. Man exists for the State.
The UDHR does not protect the Second Amendment, the right to form militias, trial by jury, a speedy trial, right to confront accusers, et al.
This is what New York schools are teaching or will soon teach every student in every school in the state.
Don’t worry, New York mentions the U.S. Bill of Rights in grade 5. This is what they say in EngageNY, New York’s Common Core Curricula and Standards: “The U.S. Bill of Rights came into effect in 1791 but excluded (did not apply to) women, people of color, and members of certain social, religious, economic, and political groups.”
Lessons aligned with Common Core have a decidedly leftist bent. One of the companies being used by teachers comes out of California – Education Planet. Check out the leftist indoctrination lessons on this link. How about Bill Gates being idolized in the Global Health Issues lesson. Then there is Pregnancy Day starting in 4th grade.