Sen. defeats treaty opposed by family groups

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate fell short in its bid to ratify a treaty critics charged could subvert parental authority and American sovereignty, as well as expand abortions.


    Senators voted 61-38 Tuesday (Dec. 4) for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) but failed to achieve the two-thirds majority required in the Senate to approve a treaty. The CRPD's foes had expressed hope they had the votes to prevent ratification, but they acknowledged senators were under intense pressure to support the controversial treaty.

    The treaty's opponents applauded its failure.

    "I'm delighted that this ignominious treaty has been sent to the ash heap of history where it belongs and that even a lame-duck Senate understood the intrusions upon American sovereignty that were unacceptable," said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), described the treaty's defeat in an email to supporters as "a great victory for parental rights, homeschool freedom, and children with special needs."

    http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39290
     
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    Add this to the list of failed U.N. treaties, failed U.N. resolutions, failed U.N. directives, failed U.N. initiatives, and failed U.N. everything, when it comes to usurping the U.S. constitution and U.S. laws.

    Conspiracy theorists take note--the U.N. is a powerless organization that is a waste of U.S. funding.
     
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    You do realize that this was a treaty negotiated by Bush the Greater and meant to help disabled people and children? This was the sort of nonsense the John Birchers used to stand on. Yes it has little legal force but OTOH it does send a moral message.
     
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    Good for the Birchers! :thumbs: We do not need the UN to send a good message. And Americans by and large will not put up with anyone outside of the US having control over what happens within the US.
     
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    Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Treaty Doc. 112-7)
    Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    July 12, 2012

    http://www.heritage.org/research/te...on-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities

    Please take the time to read the entire testimony. To read what both Clinton and Bush had to say about the power of the CRPD Committee.

    Please read the sections on:
    Non-Self-Execution (including what was omitted from the Transmittal).
    "Reproductive Health”
    Defining the Convention’s Terms

    Judge for yourself as to what is and isn't contained in what would become the law of OUR land, if it had passed.
     
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    As noted by Oldtimer, the treaty wouldn't have done that, the events of the last few decades should make clear that the UN cannot do anything substantive without American backing while America can do so without the UN (see the Iraq War).
     
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    It was window dressing at best.
     
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    Thanks for bringing that up. Actually America (the Bushes) played the UN like a fiddle when it came to Kuwait and Iraq. In Kuwait, George Bush Sr. masterfully got the UN to pass resolutions calling for the removal of Saddam Hussein's troops from Kuwait BEFORE he went to the US Senate and House and did the same. Are the liberal Dems going to say no after the UN said yes?

    George W. did pretty much the same thing.
     
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    Very disturbing . . . but not surprising.
     
  10. Aaron

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    They're only powerless to the U.S. Ask other nations of the weak and powerless U.N. troops occupying their lands.

    The danger to the U.S. is its own senate.
     
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    Please read the Non-Self Execeution portion of the earlier link that I provided.

    It appears that many view the UN taking control of the US is via boots on the ground wearing blue hats. Or some other event as equally significant. It's not going to work that way folks. Power to govern this land is slowly, quietly, steadily, moving from Washington to New York.

    Did some massive piece of legislation create the 47% spoken of prior to the elections? No. It came about through a series of "help the poor" laws that were passed over time, creating our "entitled" society. Every time another quiet submission to the UN happens, the UN becomes more "entitled" to dictate our governance. According to this testimony before the Senate Committee, there was a "departure from U.S. past practice".

    Thinking that the UN, headquartered on our own shores, is a paper tiger is an illusion that's being fostered by those who aren't ready to awaken the sleeping giant in NY.
     
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