By Patrick F Fagan and William L Saunders, Family Research Council

The UN, the Courts and Transnationalist Ideology

In “How U.N. Conventions on Women’s and Children’s Rights Undermine Family, Religion, and Sovereignty”2, we considered difficulties inherent in two United Nations conventions: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (“CEDAW”) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”). In particular, we called attention to the fact that the committees entrusted to review implementation reports by state parties are acting far beyond their actual powers in what can only be described as an “ideological” manner. Here we intend to show that the activism of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women are part of an effort, both abroad and at home, to undermine the family, life and religion. CEDAW and CRC are simply two pieces used by cultural Marxists in the international clash of civilizations. The difference between cultural Marxists and traditional society is in how sexuality and reproduction are structured, and how both are linked to, or decoupled from, a sense of creation, or of the Creator. There is no reconciling these views. They clash.

Historical and Ideological Background
Influential intellectual roots of anti-family and anti-religious efforts can be found in the writings of Karl Marx’s collaborator, the German philosopher Friedrich Engels.3 Engels, in his vision of state ownership as the means of production and the ultimate triumph of the proletariat, was keenly aware that two institutions would stand in the way of his communist vision: the family and organized religion. He understood that in order for the international communist vision to come to fruition, the natural primacy of family and religion in society must be undermined.

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