By Al Benson Jr.
Mike Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association just recently testified at a hearing of the U S Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. He testified against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Mr. Farris noted in his comments that “…the Democrat Senators of the committee weren’t interested in hearing how this dangerous United Nations treaty could harm our freedoms. Instead, this hearing showed that the senators leading the charge to ratify this treaty have decided to take a page from the far left’s playbook and will stop at nothing to vilify and destroy anyone who has concerns with the UNCRPD.”
Mr. Farris and another lady were the only two that testified against this treaty, while five others beat the drums to get it enacted and Mr. Farris noted that the Democratic senators on the committee spent more time personally attacking him than they were willing to spend dealing with the testimony he presented. This is ever how the leftists work—condemn others while elevating yourself, particularly if you have no real rebuttal to the points your opposition has brought up.
According to http://www.hslda.org “Promoting equal rights and protection for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns: The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats.” Of course it would. Surrendering US sovereignty to UN bureaucrats is the name of this game. We currently have a regime in Washington that would dearly love to turn over control of this country to the United Nations. It’s hard to determine which is more pro-Communist—our current regime in Washington or the United Nations.
HSLDA has noted ten important and specific objections to this UN treaty. I can’t list them all here but will mention a few. “Article 4(1)(a) demands that all American law on this subject be conformed to the standards of the UN.”
“Article 6(2) is a backdoor method of requiring the United States to comply with the general provisions of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. This treaty enshrines abortion rights, homosexual rights, and demands the complete disarmament of all people.” Did you get that last one—complete disarmament of all people? The first two were horrendous enough, the last one will disarm America—one of the main objectives of this Marxist regime since its inception.
The HSLDA are not the only folks justifiably concerned about the UN Treaty becoming law in this country. On http://www.parentalrights.org it has been duly noted that “The structure of this Convention is troubling because it would grant to a United Nations body an ongoing supervisory role over more than 25 distinct areas of American domestic law. Every four years the United States—which already leads the world in legal protections for persons with disabilities—would have to appear before the United Nations to be scrutinized and criticized by nations which do not match our standard, but who condemn our society for other reasons…The treaty also replaces parental rights with the ‘best interest of the child’ standard, which makes government actors and not parents, ultimately responsible to make final decisions in the care of any child.” In other words, some UN bureaucrat from Lower Slobovia will get to tell you what you can and can’t do with your kids—naturally in the kids “best interest.” Yeah, right!
If the US Senate votes to ratify this monstrosity they will be selling out their constituents. Of course they’ve already done that with Obamacare, so what’s one more sellout, more or less.
We all need to contact our senators and tell them they should, under NO circumstances ratify this thing. Next year is an election year and some of these people will have to run again. Any who seem inclined to vote for this thing should be actively campaigned against. So contact your senators. Write letters to the editor of your local papers. If enough people are willing to do this kind of thing the senators will have to take note–even if they would rather not–especially those running for re-election next year.
Here in Louisiana one of our senators will probably vote the right way on this, though I plan on contacting him about it anyway. Our other “senator” a lady from South Louisiana would dearly love to vote for anything Obama was in favor of, no matter what. She’d strip parental rights from folks in a heartbeat if she thought it would endear her to the One World Government crowd. I think she has to run next year so she may need some reminding about who she is really supposed to work for—and it isn’t the United Nations.