It is and should be re-named a Referendum for the Transfer of the Rights of Parents (married and unmarried) to the State and State Agents.
The Irish constitution as it stands offers far more rights to children and to every citizen than any constitution or international convention in the world. Former Attorney General and Tánaiste, now an eminent senior counsel, confirmed this to the Law Society in 2002.
Judge Adrian Hardiman declared it as “breathtakingly inaccurate” to suggest that the constitution as it stands prefers the rights of parents over the rights of children, but it does prefer the rights of children and parents over the rights of the State. Justice Mary Lafoy and former Judge Hugh O’Flaherty all agree.
If this referendum is passed, every child in the State, particularly children of deserted, separated, divorced or unmarried parents, but also children of married parents, will be in grave danger of being legally snatched by the State and State agents and adopted inside or outside Ireland.
I am not just asking people, I am begging them, for the sake of all children, not to be deceived by the pious platitudes of our overpaid politicians. I’ll be voting No on Nov 10.
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