Most Americans today would tell you they want the United States to get out of the United Nations, and a majority would prefer the UN be removed from the United States as a whole. In addition to that, the United States already has strong Disabilities legislation to protect our citizens – Why would any parent want to give any type of control of their children over to the United Nations whether they have a disability or not?
We as a country, have legislation protecting the disabled in this country. The best in the world I might add. If other countries around the world chose to allow the United Nations to dictate how they handle things in their countries that is their business – let them pay for it. This is just another way for the United Nations to gather further control over every aspect of our lives in their drive to a “NEW WORLD ORDER.”
Since the inception of the United Nations 67 years ago, BILLIONS of $$ have been paid to them and from where I sit, the very same countries who were poor beyond belief and plagued with diseases and hunger at that time, are still in the same position. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH ALL THEIR MONEY? The United States pays each year approximately 23% of the UN operating budget and 24% of the peace keeping budget.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee planned to consider the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities last week, but was unable to after Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-S.C.), and a number of other Republicans reportedly placed a hold on it. The move effectively squashed efforts by supporters of the treaty to get the U.S. to ratify it before the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Thursday.
Then on Thursday, Sept. 20, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Harkin (D-IA) tried to get the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified on the Senate floor in a maneuver that can only be called a sneak attack. Without notice, they asked for Unanimous Consent to ratify the treaty immediately. If an alert Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) who opposes the treaty had not been present, they would have likely succeeded.
Thankfully we have a temporary reprieve on a vote from the Senate in that the Senate has recessed until after the election so they can campaign! Some vacation benefits! We must retain a watchful eye on this as I am sure it will be on the top of the Committees list when they return. Given the makeup of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee I believe they will pass it.
Proponents say the treaty would merely require the rest of the world to “catch up” to the United States’ high standards created by the Americans With Disabilities Act while protecting Americans with disabilities abroad, but opponents — including a number of home-schooling groups — have raised concerns about international standards being imposed on America and rightly so!
The treaty, said panel Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), “raises the standard to our level without requiring us to go further.” Since the level of the U.S. is the highest why do we need to sign it except to give our control over to the United Nations? “Sen. DeMint strongly opposes this treaty, as the United States is already the world leader in addressing the needs of the disabled and it’s foolish to think Americans need to sign away our sovereignty to exert our influence around the world,” a DeMint spokesman said.
Abortion was the only issue to divide lawmakers along partisan lines. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) proposed language saying the treaty “does not create any abortion rights.” All nine Republicans on the panel voted for it. Despite bipartisan support for a United Nations disability rights treaty, a group of Republican lawmakers is holding up U.S. Senate consideration of the matter.
While the U.S. initially signed the U.N. Convention in 2009, Senate approval is needed for ratification of the treaty which calls for greater community access and a better standard of living for people with disabilities worldwide. The delay comes amid opposition from the Home School Legal Defense Association which is urging its members to tell Congress that the treaty “surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected U.N. bureaucrats, and will threaten parental control over children with disabilities.”
Another concern – Soros supports this!
“It is disappointing to lose a week,” said David Morrissey, executive director of the United States International Council on Disabilities, which is lobbying for ratification. “We want to keep the momentum. ” What Mr. Morrissey is not telling you is that one of the organizations sponsoring partners is George Soros’ “OPEN SOCIETY.” What I would ask the member groups of the United States International Council on Disabilities (which are almost all the disabilities organizations(165) in America) “Why would you want to give any of the care or rights of your members over to the United Nations/Soros? Morrissey states the treaty will allow the US to take on the leadership of feasibility issues – I believe we have already done that.