Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.

The House gave the measure initial approval Tuesday. It states that parents have a right to make decisions involving the “discipline, education, religious instruction, health, medical care, place of habitation, and general well-being” of children.

Sponsoring Republican Rep. Todd Richardson, of Poplar Bluff, says parents should have constitutional protections when it comes to raising children.

The proposal needs one more House vote before moving to the Senate. If it passes there, the proposed constitutional amendment would go on the November statewide ballot.

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  • squeaky wheeler

    Thank you, crazy new jersey teen, for helping waste tax payer money to create a new bill that should have been an assumed inalienable right. :-\

    Side thought: if the government has the power to “give” this right, does it not also possess the power to take it away?

  • Nicky

    We need to have a law that gives us the fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit? Nice since so many parents let their children do whatever they want. After all, what I see fit means that my children do not have to attend school (a waste of time), wear clothing (costs too much), eat proper food (fast food is good), carry weapons (lots of crazy people out there).

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