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Adams opposes U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Posted: June 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm   /   by

Release from Kirk Adams for Congress:

Due to the uncertain economic climate, we are spending a lot of time discussing economic issues. The economy is one of our top priorities. It needs to be in good shape for our children and grandchildren. After all, the American dream is to give our children a better life than the one we had.

I believe that our success as a nation is built upon the Judeo-Christian values that encourage strong families and hard work. The ability to succeed begins in the home, where strong morals and work ethic are established. Unfortunately, there are international bodies and political organizations that want to usurp the preeminent role of the family, and replace it with more government control over our children. One example of this overreach is an international treaty baring the Orwellian name the “U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

Protecting children is important, and I will fight for their rights as I will fight for the rights of all citizens, regardless of age. But this treaty, championed by so-called “progressive” organizations, is designed to regulate children’s lives to the point of overriding parents’ rights to educate and raise their children as they see fit.

As your congressman, I will sponsor and support the Parental Rights Amendment introduced by Congressman Trent Franks and Senator Jim DeMint. This amendment will ensure parents’ rights to instruct, direct, and educate their children. This is a fundamental, sacred right that no government or treaty has a right to infringe upon.

My wife, JaNae, and I are proud parents of six amazing children. They are all unique, with different strengths, challenges, and needs. No government knows our children better then we do, or how we should raise them. As your representative in Congress, I will work tirelessly to protect the rights of parents, and the role of the family in our society.

Kirk Adams

Candidate for Congress


Kirk Adams is son of Linda and Dave Adams. He is a life long resident of the East Valley. Kirk is a husband, father, and small businessman with 20 employees. After joining the state House in 2006, he became so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principles that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House. Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age.

Adams turned the tide in the House and put Arizona back on the path to fiscal responsibility with an aggressive agenda of reform, courageously taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona. His campaign is endorsed and chaired by Senator Jon Kyl.

Adams, a lifelong East Valley resident, lives in Mesa with his wife JaNae Soelberg Adams and their five children.

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Adams opposes U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child