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Ratification of the U.N. Rights of the Child Declaration

I find it insightful that on there is no classification for issues regarding our children.
That said, it certainly reflects the fact that in 1990 President Bush refused to sign the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child although Congress had approved doing so. We, along with Somalia, stand as the only countries in the world who have not ratified this declaration.
Nineteen years later, violence and abuse against children in the United States has escalated; from parents, teachers, wars, clergy, peers and by their own hands.
If nothing changes, we can expect greater devaluating of our children in the future.
It is time that the citizens of the United States demanded a new foundation for how children are viewed.

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