I Am Proudly Violating A UN Charter Right This Instant

Senator Boxer's trying to get us to sign the UN Convention On The Rights of The Child. Sounds innocent enough, and every other nation in the world but Somalia has signed. But read the dang thing. Art. 16 section 1 reads as follows:
No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.
Yes, your child has a privacy right against you, Mom. The whole world says so, it must be true. This is the part of the code I am violating right now, for I have read correspondence my son's teacher wrote him regarding some missing assignments and am inhibiting his freedom by compelling him to make up his work before he can go sledding.

Article 28 says every child has the right to compulsory and free education.
Article 29 tells us to what this free compulsory education is ordered --ordered by right, mind you--

a) The development of the child's personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential;

(b) The development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and for the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations;

(c) The development of respect for the child's parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the country in which the child is living, the country from which he or she may originate, and for civilizations different from his or her own;

(d) The preparation of the child for responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin;

(e) The development of respect for the natural environment.

Notice, there is not even lip-service paid to having the right to an education ordered towards what is true or even towards anything useful. You have a right to whatever pea-brained propaganda's on sale at the moment. You have a right to self-esteem.

Over at Contentions, Ted Bromund looks at Boxer's reasons for wanting this treaty signed and concludes they're a clip and save compendium of silly leftist nostrums.