Activist: Child’s Rights Amendment Will ‘Counterbalance’ 2nd Amendment

April 1, 2013 - 6:24 AM

During a speech at the Moms Demand Action rally for gun control in St. Louis, a call went out for a “Children’s Right Amendment” to “counterbalance” the Second Amendment.

YouTube video posted by Jim Hoft shows Dr. Robert Flood at the March 30 rally, asking for support of a constitutional amendment, "The Children's Rights Amendment, or the CRA, would allow a more solid legal foundation to so-called counterbalance the legal interpretation of the Second and 14th Amendments as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court,” Flood said.

Flood, the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at St. Louis Hospital, continued, “Section One would state: As a member of the United Nations the United States of America and all it’s people fully endorse and support the following statement of the United Nations convention on the rights of a child. All children everywhere have the same rights no matter where they live or what they believe.”

“Section Two: Every child born to this world has the right to life, survival and development, the child’s view should be taken into account in all decisions affecting his or her life.”

“Section Three: The best interest of the child born into this world will take primary consideration and will supersede all existing laws and amendments that could otherwise endanger the safety and welfare of children,” Flood said.

The proposal is based off of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child. A measure criticized by some U.S. lawmakers for attempting to turn parental rights over to the international community.

Flood told the crowd that if lawmakers do not pass gun control legislation in the upcoming months than supporters should support the petition for the CRA posted online through moveon.org.