In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards increased government involvement in the realm of parenting. At the Family Freedom Project, we know that this is a dangerous shift from the authority and autonomy that is God-given to parents.
Government Overreach and Intrusion – “Co-parenting” with the government is ultimately an overreach and intrusion into the authority parents already have.
When the government is granted control in parenting decisions, the rights of parents are relinquished to a system. When this happens, invasive oversight, regulations, and interference with personal choices are not far behind.
This was the case in the Clay family, when a Texas district court told Chris that he would share custody of his daughter, Ann, with an unrelated man. In a victorious and landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Texas squarely rejected the argument that a parent has no greater right to raise their child than a non-parent.
One-Size-Fits-All Approach – “Co-parenting” with the government results in a one-size-fits-all approach that fails to account for the unique needs and circumstances of individual families and children.
Parenting is a deeply personal and intimate responsibility, requiring tailored approaches that acknowledge the diverse nature of child-rearing. Government intervention in parenting tends to overlook this essential aspect, resulting in rigid guidelines and policies that may not suit the best interests of every child.
The Tutt family, who lovingly fostered multiple children, had their parenting called into question when a CPS caseworker claimed that, “nobody in their right mind would want to stay home all day with so many children!”
Undermining Parental Rights and Responsibilities – “Co-parenting” with the government undermines the fundamental rights and responsibilities of parents. Parents have an inherent right to make decisions for their children based on their values, beliefs, and cultural practices.
However, government intervention can erode this right, replacing it with a bureaucratic framework that imposes its own set of standards and priorities. This can lead to an erosion of parental authority and diminish the importance of the parent-child bond. This is why the Family Freedom Project is dedicated to passing the Parental Rights Amendment to the Texas Constitution.
Potential for Political Influence – “Co-parenting” with the government introduces the potential for political influence to seep into the family structure.
Political agendas, ideologies, or social experiments may not align with the values of individual families. Parents should be free to instill their own beliefs and moral values in their children without undue interference from the government.
By championing parental rights and responsibilities, we can foster a society that values and supports strong, independent families. At the Family Freedom Project we are dedicated to defending the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit.
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