The care and upbringing of children is an inherent right granted by God.

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This is fundamental and unalienable. It is described this way in Idaho Code, entitled the “Idaho Parental Rights Act:”

“The interests and role of parents in the care, custody and control of their children are both implicit in the concept of ordered liberty and deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition. They are also among the unalienable rights retained by the people under the ninth amendment to the constitution of the United States.

The interests of the parents include the high duty and right to nurture and direct their children’s destiny, including their upbringing and education.

The state of Idaho has independent authority to protect its parents’ fundamental right to nurture and direct their children’s destiny, upbringing and education.”