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The Convention of the Rights of the Child
and the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA)
Tenth Amendment – Powers of states and people.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the
or to the people."
You can read here about
Connecticut’s efforts towards
State Sovereignty legislation
What is NHELD, LLC
NHELD, LLC is an
acronym for National Home Education Legal Defense, a national organization
open to all who wish to join, that seeks to protect and defend the rights
of families who wish to educate in freedom.
All individuals in this country, a country of the people, by
the people, and for the people, should always be empowered. Too often today
individuals do not feel empowered but feel overwhelmed by the dictates of
"the government". We, the people, form the basis of that government.
It is time to remind those whom we have elected that they work for us. It
is time to remind them that the United States Constitution is still in
existence and that they all have taken an oath to uphold it, not to
disregard it. How can individuals become empowered? They can become
empowered with knowledge, with information; with accurate facts about what
the law actually says and accurate facts about what those in government
propose to change the law, anyone can become empowered to act to retain freedom.
Unity of purpose:
One individual acting to retain freedom faces a daunting task.
Many individuals acting to retain freedom face an achievable task, a task
that can and must be accomplished.
Freedom to educate:
Parents educate their children
for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing
that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able
to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their
children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom,
there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.
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NHELD, LLC provides
both information and assistance to its members.
NHELD, LLC believes, first and foremost, in empowering individuals to act
in accordance with their conscience. NHELD, LLC does not believe in blindly
following the word of anyone. NHELD, LLC also does not believe in just
directing families to act in unison on the basis of an opinion that NHELD,
LLC has formed on its own. NHELD, LLC believes in an informed, empowered
citizenry, who is able to fight for freedom effectively when necessary.
Therefore, NHELD, LLC provides the services of:
Notifying its members of any proposed legislation on the
federal level, and on the state level (where possible) that will affect
their right to educate in freedom;
Informing individuals about where the entire proposed
legislation may be located, so that they may find and read for themselves
the text of the legislation itself;
Advising individuals not to take the word of anyone else about
what that legislation says, but to read the text for themselves in order to
formulate their own opinion about the effect the legislation will have, and
Suggesting courses of action that individuals may wish to take.
NHELD, LLC also acts with and on behalf of its members to resolve
conficts with government officials.
In many cases, NHELD, LLC
members who encounter a government official who improperly attempts to
interfere with the right of parents to instruct their children request a
letter from NHELD, LLC to be written to that official. While there is
no guarantee that the official will cease and desist, a request to do so
from a well known organization with national clout may be helpful. Should
this prove ineffective, NHELD, LLC will design a plan of action,
personalized to each situation, for a family to undertake in it's conflict
with the school system or other government officials. On occasion, parents
must take on larger battles with government officials to prevent newly
proposed legislation that will regulate parents who instruct their
children. In these cases, NHELD, LLC will design a plan of action for
support groups or state organizations to take aimed at defeating such
regulation. Upon request, NHELD, LLC will also work with other
attorneys in your state to best formulate a strategic plan.
Lastly, NHELD, LLC
members have the knowledge that they are assisting to form a joint venture
designed to promote and protect individual freedom for themselves, their
children, their grandchildren, and all who come thereafter.
If we don’t stand up now,
together, to protect our freedom to educate, we will lose it not only for
ourselves but also for future generations. Not only would that be
unthinkable, but also it would be unforgivable. Together we can, and must,
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Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson,
Executive Director of NHELD, LLC,
is available to speak to your homeschool, parent, or community
Attorney Stevenson has
addressed numerous community organizations in the past decade speaking on a
variety of topics related to the rights of parents under existing law to
instruct their own children. She has also addressed local Boards of
Education, legislative committees and other governmental authorities
and provided them with accurate information about their role regarding the
rights of parents to educate their own children. These informative
sessions have led all parties to a greater understanding and to a lessening
of a need for additional “regulation”.
With communication often comes understanding and respect.
If you would like to have Attorney Stevenson attend your
local organization, please contact us!
hopes that the preceding addresses the concerns of those who have inquired.
Please bear with us as we continue to grow our organization (and our
We remain committed to our goals and we seek the advice,
suggestions, and assistance of any who wish to offer it.