PROTECT AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS,
Stop Senate from Ratifying Yet Another Awful U.N. Treaty
United Nation globalists in Congress are working with the Obama administration to steamroll U.S. sovereignty, this time seeking to subject our most private family decisions to the United Nations for approval – plus ensuring the U.S. gets stuck with picking up the multi-million dollar tab!
Already, 153 countries have signed the treaty United Nations Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons (CRDP) – including the United States. ALL that prevents this treaty intruding the power of the United Nations and the U.S. federal government right into your home is REJECTION by the U.S. Senate. But we don’t yet have enough NO votes to stop CRDP! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MOBILIZE CONGRESSIONAL REPUDIATION OF THIS GLOBALIST POWER GRAB!
This is yet another awful U.N. treaty that threatens American sovereignty, promoted by foreign diplomats and their internationalist allies in our federal government. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons (U.N. CRDP) empowers government agents above the authority of parents of disabled children, and endorses and facilitates government-paid abortions.
Proponents, including many Republicans, falsely claim it will help to expand rights and opportunities for disabled people in all nations. Fortunately, Senator Jim DeMint rejects these specious arguments, and is leading the charge to shut ratification of the CRDP down. But many RINOs are fighting his valiant efforts!
“When you look at the language in the treaty you realize there are other things at stake here. A lot of language in there that has nothing to do with disabilities and that is likely to push the U.S. toward more international law,” makes the CRDP ineligible for U.S. ratification, according to DeMint.
DeMint says the language of the treaty reveals that it will promote abortion and erode parental rights â€” particularly the rights of homeschooling parents.
“Homeschoolers are up in arms. We already have some judges in our country that are using international law to change our laws. We’re afraid that if the language suggests that parental authority is not absolute, we’re going to have an international body telling our parents they can’t homeschool.”
Senator DeMint rightly notes that the U.S. is by far the most accommodating nation in the world for people with disabilities. For the U.S. to ratify this Convention can only diminish our American sovereignty. “We’re well entangled internationally at this point; we don’t need another treaty,” says DeMint. “America needs to be the model of the world. We need to be the light rather than trying to submit ourselves to other nations.”
Any day, the U.S. Senate will vote to ratify this dangerous international treaty to give the United Nations and global agencies broad authority to step in and interfere with the education of American children with disabilities – unless YOU help stop them NOW!
This U.N. treaty will violate the parental rights of authority in families caring for disabled children AND compel signatory states to provide free abortions as part of mandatory “reproductive health” services for disabled individuals!
When the United States joined 19 other nations to approve the CRDP in 2008, our delegation issued an official statement that the phrase “reproductive health” does not include abortion. But that was just empty whistling in the wind, because international law does not recognize the validity of one nation’s reservations to a treaty ratified by many other nations.
In 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a change of policy ON THE RECORD, stating that the definition of “reproductive health” includes abortion. In testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 22, 2009, she said: “Family planning is an important part of women’s health, and reproductive health includes access to abortion.”
THIS IS CHILLING. Liberal justices, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have already urged using foreign law to interpret U.S. domestic laws – and now, if this convention is not stopped, the door will be left wide open to the trumping of our U.S. domestic laws with the whims of a U.N. “committee of experts”! What few restrictions we have managed to maintain in America against the eugenicist, abortion-on-demand globalists will be swept aside!
This is the United States of America. The liberals may be plotting a globalist legal and policy putsch, or they may be just conveniently forgetting that the rights and freedoms of individuals with disabilities are already well protected under existing law. But if America is to remain a sovereign nation, we cannot afford to let our lawmakers have such a memory lapse. Just like able persons, disabled Americans are treated in the United States with more rights and more respect than in any other nation on earth, regardless of wealth or circumstances. If the rights of disabled Americans require further protection or definition then it should be accomplished through the appropriate legislative processes right here in the U.S. – NOT outsourced to international law through the United Nations as a one-size-fits-all, globalist solution!
Advocacy organs such as Disability Scoop and some of our elected officials on Capitol Hill are touting this treaty as an instrument that promotes “greater community access” and a “better standard of living” for people around the world with disabilities, but don’t be fooled.
The CRDP removes parental authority in favor of faceless bureaucracy, and leaves international agencies and government in charge of deciding what’s best for OUR children! These decisions must NEVER be surrendered to international agencies, national governments, nor ultimately subject to the America-undermining United Nations general assembly. This treaty leaves the health, welfare, wellbeing, education and the futures of OUR disabled American youth at the mercy of the America-hating, ever-expanding United Nations globalists.
The United States signed onto this BINDING global pact submitting America’s treatment of disabled individuals to international scrutiny during the first year of the Obama administration in 2009, but Senate ratification is still needed to make CRDP official and fully enforceable.
This unnecessary international agreement is expected to sail through the Senate with ‘bipartisan’ support unless WE ACT NOW to demand the U.S. Senate defend our liberty, sovereignty and private decision-making from U.N. encroachment!
The CRDP has been relentlessly shoved along toward ratification by both the left and right wings of the establishment, keen to surrender our national sovereignty to political correctness and ever-growing globalist bureaucracies. Speaking about the swift schedule of U.N. adoption and broad membership ratifications, a lead representative noted: “By U.N. standards this is very rapid progress. However, the real work of implementing the Convention is still to be done,” said Jennifer Lynch, Chair of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of National Human Rights Institutions.
Ms. Lynch advocates national human rights commissions to maintain a dominant role for CRDP. Under its auspices, a global disability rights database is being established, which will provide an internationally comparable source of information on disability and human rights.
The database will assist with the collection, analysis and reporting of disability complaints, compliance and other related issues to control OUR families’ care and education. National human rights institutions from each of the ICC’s four regional groupings – Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe – will be involved in the project. ICC Chair Jennifer Lynch said the database will have a range of practical applications “to promote social change by helping national institutions to more effectively monitor implementation of the CRPD…
…National institutions must do what they can to inform their governments and citizens of how the Convention can make societies just, equal and accessible for all.”
Right now, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and several conservatives on Capitol Hill are pushing back against Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) who is leading a group from both sides of the aisle hoping to force the United States into this irreversible, binding power-grab. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was scheduled to vote (and pass) this monster on July 26, the 22nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) but Sen. DeMint was able to slow the schedule down so that homeschooling families, pro-lifers, patriot organizations, and alert freedom-loving Americans have an opportunity to make their objections heard! WASHINGTON NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
If this convention is not stopped, the parents of an estimated 1.5 million home-schooled special needs children will be subjected to the scrutiny of international bureaucrats telling them what is in the best interest of THEIR children!
“The [U.N. treaty] would usurp the rights and powers of parents here in the United States to do what is best for their special-needs child by placing the law of the U.N. above the rights of the parents,” said former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen in a statement. “It is the job of our elected representatives to preserve these rights, not hand them off to unaccountable international bureaucrats.”
Some establishment Republicans remain unconvinced by conservative arguments, claiming that the convention “offers a forum” for the United States to influence other nations to recognize the rights of disabled individuals. They insist the CRDP will help Americans with disabilities be protected and accommodated while abroad.
But there are already U.S. and international laws to do just that! And as with other U.N. treaties, once approved, this convention authorizes vast government powers inside our private sphere of home and family life that cannot be contained, and that are inimical to liberty! The CRPD will establish a treaty body composed of unelected “experts” – the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that evaluates the compliance of state parties to the treaty every four years and issues recommendations for how they might improve and be brought into better compliance in fulfilling their obligations – leaving wide open the opportunity for the U.N. to broaden, redefine and expand the original treaty!
If ratified, the CRDP will trump U.S. state laws, in effect becoming the supreme law of the land under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause in Article VI. It will also be used as a binding precedent by state and federal judges! The U.N. will take over essentially every aspect in the care and treatment of disabled individuals; vitiate our laws, culture, and traditions of familial care – and stick us with the bill.
Obama’s Senate MUST be stopped from ratifying this freedom-killing, sovereignty-strangling, U.N. treaty! If we work together, right now, we can make sure the U.S. Senate does NOT have the 67 votes it needs to ratify this travesty.
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