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Monday, June 28, 2010

UN Treaty Returns to Haunt Us

Unfortunately, unratified treaties never die; they don't even fade away. They just stay in the bottom drawer of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee forever so any globalist can later pick them up and breathe new life into them.

President Jimmy Carter long ago signed a United Nations Treaty called the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. For many years, dear old Senator Jesse Helms kept that bad treaty buried. However, since that UN treaty is a favorite of Hillary Clinton and the feminists, it has reemerged and we have to explain all over again why it would be a bad deal for American women.

The main trouble with these United Nations treaties is that each one sets up a monitoring committee to supervise our actions, and that is a clear invasion of our sovereignty. The United States is seldom represented on these monitoring committees. Its members have no comprehension of American individual rights. Here are some of the outrageous things that the monitoring committee of this UN Treaty on Women has ordered other countries to do. This UN committee ordered Armenia to stop honoring "stereotyped" views of women as wives and mothers, encouraged Communist China to legalize prostitution, directed Germany to open more government-run daycare centers and make more children attend them, forced Romania to add sex education to its school curriculum, and ordered many countries to make abortion more widely available.

After a treaty is ratified by the U.S. Senate, it becomes part of our supreme law of the land. That's what our Constitution says. That's why we should always be very careful about ratifying any treaty, and the treaties that come out of the United Nations are the most dangerous. Tell your U.S. Senators to vote No on all United Nations treaties, and most especially to vote No on the UN Treaty on Women.

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