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Disabilities Treaty Would Not Benefit Disabled Veterans

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    ...Indeed, the treaty actually undermines the very freedoms many veterans fought to preserve, most notably the sovereignty of the United States. By ratifying the treaty, the U.S. would become subject to a quadrennial ritual of being pilloried by a group of 18 “experts” on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which administers the CRPD. Experts on the committee hail from such countries as human rights heavyweights Guatemala, Thailand, and Uganda.

    The U.S. is already the gold standard for the world on protecting rights of persons with disabilities, with domestic U.S. laws already in existence that meet and often surpass the standards laid out in the treaty.

    Finally, despite statements to the contrary by Secretary of State John Kerry, ratification of the CRPD may open the U.S. up to litigation from international actors, many of whom would seek to subjugate U.S. laws and legal decisions to those of international bodies.

  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    It is the objective of the current occupier of the White House and pretender to the seat of power belonging to the greatest nation on Earth to undermine the very freedoms and powers that constitute us as that "greatest nation." Therefore the signing of this treaty comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone of us who believe he is deliberately destabilize our country. One of the most effective ways to do this is open our long established legal tenets to challenge by foreign courts.