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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Don't Celebrate United Nations Day

Today is United Nations Day, and that's not a day to celebrate. It's a good day to reflect on the many United Nations treaties that we are constantly urged to sign and ratify, all of which would be hurtful to American sovereignty, American freedom, and American common sense.

I am happy to say that the Republican Party Platform adopted at the Convention in August took a strong stand against ratification of those hurtful treaties. Here are the UN treaties specifically listed as having a harmful impact on American interests and even on the American family.

The UN treaty on Women's Rights and the UN treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities would both authorize abortion. If treaties are ratified by the U.S. Senate, they become part of U.S. law and our judges will enforce and implement them. Any statements made by U.S. officials or State Department will have no effect; it's what is in the treaty that will be implemented. Then there is the infamous treaty on the Rights of the Child, which would remove parents' rights to raise their own children and give children the right to hire lawyer to circumvent their parents' instructions, especially about going to church and about watching the TV programs of their own choice.

I am particularly glad that the Republican Platform denounced the Law of the Sea Treaty and congratulated Senators who have blocked its ratification. That treaty would give five-sixths of the earth's surface to a bunch of UN bureaucrats who would be able to control the sea lanes and pay large taxes to support corrupt dictators around the world. Every one of the UN treaties creates a committee of so-called experts who would monitor our compliance and have the authority to tell us what to do. All UN treaties are an invasion of American sovereignty and our right to govern ourselves.

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