I recently wrote about parental rights, and you can read or re-read the article right here on Texas GOP Vote. I wrote about how the United Nations has decided that they know what's in the best interest for our children and they want to ratify their horrific United Nations Conventions on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) treaty to the U.S. Constitution. Well, it looks like we don't need any help from the United Nations to accelerate the loss of our parental rights.
It appears that a man named Jim Howe in Tennessee experienced this first hand when he went to pick up his kids from school. From the video the family put out, "The school officer wanted us to sign a form to allow our kids to walk (unsupervised) they are 8-14 and we normally pick them up. But the new pick up arrangement has traffic backed up over a mile on a busy highway. We elected to walk and pick them up on this day rather than be in the mass confusion. The officer asked us to come into the office and began his tantrum, because I had called the sheriff about the safety of this new policy."
Where do I begin? I watched the video several times to write this and each time it got my blood pressure up. The officer in this situation was a jackwagon from start to finish. The school asked the dad to fill out a form saying it was okay for the children to be released unsupervised. The dad insisted that since he was there in person to pick up the children there was no need to sign the form. I concur. He was informed that the children would be held until after the buses left. Excuse me?
The officer then refused Jim the right for his children to be released into his custody. Hold the phone. Children are NOT school property, last I checked, and school rules do not trump parental rights. The officer here was way, I mean, way out of line. The officer then continued to threaten to arrest him and take him to jail, to which the father responded, "Fine, I've been there before." I cannot say that I would have remained so calm.
Just listen to the officer's reaction when Jim says that the new system is going to be changed. He asks, "Are you the boss? Are you the superintendent of the schools? Are you the legislator in Nashville?" No, better than that, I'm a tax paying citizen like the other several hundred people that don't like the system. The officer replies by saying, "These are the school rules." Translation: I'm just doing my job. Heard that before in oh, I don't know, Nazi Germany?!?
Jim was ultimately arrested and taken to jail.