Monday, December 3, 2012

UN Treaty on Disabilities - #4378 - Don't Let the Language Fool You, Here's Why Conservatives are Still Voicing Opposition to UN Treaty for the 'Rights of Persons with Disabilities' - The Blaze

PLEASE CALL YOUR 'SENATORS' AS THE SENATE WILL TAKE UP THIS TREATY TOMORROW. Contact information below.
Don't Let the Language Fool You, Here's Why Conservatives are Still Voicing Opposition to UN Treaty for the 'Rights of Persons with Disabilities - The Blaze - Who wouldn’t support a treaty with the language in its title that says it is for “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”? Turns out many Republicans oppose the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and their reasons are worth taking a look at again, even if the arguments are not necessarily new...... If ratified, CRPD would become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and would trump state laws, and could be used as precedent by state and federal judges. Since it is a treaty, the Constitution requires that it must be ratified by two-thirds of the United States Senate. There are two very troubling provisions in this treaty. The first spreads the identical standard for the control of children with disabilities as is contained in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. This means that the Federal government, acting under U.N. directions, can determine for all children with disabilities what is best for them. The second, the education provision of CRPD does not support the parental rights rules of past U.N. human rights treaties. Omission of these rules would potentially eradicate parental rights for the education of children with disabilities. [...] What’s so problematic here is that the provisions of this treaty could open the door for a professional or government official to override the decision that we as parents need to make for our special-needs children.  Read more....... In Virginia: Sen. John Warner - 202-224-2023, Sen. Jim Webb - 202-224-4024.  Senate Contact Information.........

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