Skip to comments.U.N. Disabilities Treaty Would Limit U.S. Sovereignty
Posted on 11/29/2012 4:17:47 PM PST by raptor22
Rights: The Senate is considering a treaty which says "disability is an evolving concept" and which would infringe on U.S. sovereignty and the right to raise our children as American families see fit.
Those who thought that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) adequately guaranteed the rights of the handicapped to have access to all facets of American life were apparently wrong.
The U.S. Senate is considering ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which President Obama signed in 2009 and which goes well beyond mandating wheel-chair ramps for public buildings.
CRPD doesn't even bother to adequately define what disabilities it covers but rather merely says the definition is "evolving," a loaded term that rivals in its potential expansiveness the phrase "the Secretary shall determine" that is repeatedly found in the Affordable Care Act.
It's this bad: If the treaty is ratified and becomes the law of the land, it will be an open-ended invitation to govern us without our consent.
There is no need for us to ratify the CRPD. As Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation points out, the U.S. already has in place numerous federal laws to protect and advance the cause of Americans with disabilities such as the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Fair Housing Act, among others.
The rest of the world is free to follow our lead.
In a press conference on Capitol Hill Monday, former Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the father of a handicapped child, joined Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in denouncing the CRPD, saying it would open a "Pandora's box" of legal interpretations resulting in a "direct assault on us and our families."
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the very fact that the US is a part of the UN, limits the sovereignty of the US
Totalitarian dictatorship is an evolving concept also, as this “treaty” proves.
I suppose the state could determine that Christianity, those who believe in the right to bear arms, right-wing conservatives, limited government, etc. are disabled. Therefore, the state has the right to remove children from those homes and force everyone to go to ‘corrective therapy’.
Is that coming next,going to be a bumpy ride........
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Ad the UN just recognized the state of Palestine. These are the folks we want to rule us?
I fail to see what matter of the UN has any power over the U.S.
The U.N. was brought into being in 1945 to bring together the Nations to a debate-like society to prevent Wars.
How did the U.N. has grown to the point that it has law/treaty making power to tell the Nations such as U.S. what to do?
I have always believed that the U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and none of any other powers has any say how we govern our own country!
That would be correct. Treaties cannot modify or repeal black-letter law written into the U.S. Constitution.
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