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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UN Treaty Mischief on Disabilities

The United Nations and the globalists have cooked up another scheme to slice off a piece of U.S. sovereignty and put us under global government. The plan is to stampede the Senate into ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The notion that the UN can provide more benefits or protections for persons with disabilities than the U.S. is bizarre. The United States always treats individuals, able or disabled, rich or poor, innocent or guilty, better than any other nation. We already have protections and benefits for persons with disabilities enshrined in U.S. laws, regulations, and enforcement mechanisms. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. These federal laws are enforced by numerous federal agencies, particularly the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. We certainly don't need a committee of foreigners who call themselves "experts" to dictate our laws or customs. But that's what this UN treaty on disabilities tries to do.

Under the Disabilities Treaty, we would be required to make regular reports to a "committee of experts" to prove we are obeying the treaty. These demands are often in pursuit of social engineering, feminist ideology, or merely busybody interference in a country's internal affairs. The "experts" would have the authority to review our reports and make "such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate." The UN Treaty on Disabilities is certainly a treaty we do not need.

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