There’s some sneaky business going on here:
UN-loving traitors are using America’s disabled veterans to justify ratifying every UN treaty. And isn’t it convenient that the CRPD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) pops up in time to legitimize ratifying the LOST (Law of the Sea Treaty)?BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR DISABILITY TREATY
No American objects to giving this country’s disabled veterans everything, but the United Nations should not be involved. The CRPD is another piece of International law crap no different than every other UN treaty.
Trotting out war hero John McCain is supposed to make bipartisanship in the name of the United Nations okay:
It all sounds wonderful until you read the text:U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced their support for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senate consent to U.S. ratification of CRPD will recognize the fundamental values of non-discrimination and equal access for persons with disabilities in all areas of life and help protect Americans with disabilities who work and travel abroad from discrimination, including disabled veterans.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
As usual, a UN treaty is loaded with hidden taxing authority for the United Nations. Just about everything the CRPD calls for ultimately requires funding. Where is that funding going to come from? Why, taxes of course. Who will collect and administer those taxes? Why, the United Nations of course.
The CRPD is not the first time John McCain showed his internationalism. Back in 2007 he sounded a lot like Hussein, only he went one step further. McCain proposed another International organization in addition to the United Nations:
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:18 a.m. EDT"We Americans must be willing to listen to the views and respect the collective will of our democratic allies," McCain says, according to excerpts his campaign provided. "Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom, knowledge and resources necessary to succeed."
"To be a good leader, America must be a good ally," he adds in the speech, another in a series of policy addresses as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.
Sen. McCain Favors 'League of Democracies'
McCain never called for America to withdraw from the UN. Why settle for one “world body” interfering in America’s affairs when you can have two? At the time, he appeared to be courting media liberals when he said his League of Democracies could act where the UN failed to act. That recommendation came dangerously close to the American military functioning as the world’s police force.
The UN has always been a train wreck for the American people. It follows that UN treaties add to the damage.
Finally, the first Geneva Convention in 1864 set humanitarian treatment for soldiers wounded in battle. The Red Cross came out of the first Geneva Convention. Other than the aid supplied by the Red Cross, the Geneva Conventions have been an abject failure ignored by brutal governments while humane countries don’t need them.
The human race has become more inhumane in spite of the Geneva Conventions. The tens of millions of murders totalitarian governments did to their own citizens in the last century proves my point. The CRPD may have noble intentions, but going down the same “global solution” for the disabled will only bring the same results the Geneva Conventions gave the world. Love, humanity, compassion, or whatever you want to call it simply cannot be incorporated in law or in treaties.
BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR DISABILITY TREATY
May 25, 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced their support for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senate consent to U.S. ratification of CRPD will recognize the fundamental values of non-discrimination and equal access for persons with disabilities in all areas of life and help protect Americans with disabilities who work and travel abroad from discrimination, including disabled veterans.
“As a cosponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act, I have long advocated on behalf of equal access and non-discrimination for all Americans, including our veterans and today’s disabled soldiers returning home from serving their nation in war,” said Senator John McCain. “I support U.S. ratification of the disability treaty, as it seeks to advance these same fundamental values of equality and human dignity around the world.”
“The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities promotes independence, dignity and inclusion while protecting the rights of Americans with disabilities when they travel abroad,” Senator Dick Durbin said. “These basic rights should be promoted and emphasized across the world and that’s why I support ratification of this important treaty.”
“Each person has the inherent right to life and should have the opportunity to pursue happiness, participate in society, and be treated equally before the law,” Senator Jerry Moran said. “The CRPD advances these fundamental values by standing up for the rights of those with disabilities, including our nation’s veterans and servicemembers, and respecting the dignity of all.”
“The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities builds on the U.S. experience implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and promoting equal opportunity and full participation for all people with disabilities in the lives of their communities,” said Senator Tom Harkin. “As a lead Senate sponsor of the ADA, I look forward to working on a bipartisan basis to ratify the Convention and reaffirm our country’s commitment to improving access and opportunities for people with disabilities around the world.”
“The United States must remain the leader when it comes to providing opportunities and protections for individuals with disabilities,” said Senator John Barrasso. “This agreement will work hard to ensure all Americans with disabilities are guaranteed these same protections while traveling abroad.”
“America has long been a global leader in recognizing and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, and ratification of this convention is an essential step to ensuring disabled persons are protected globally,” Senator Chris Coons said. “All people deserve to be granted full and equal basic human rights, regardless of their physical or mental capabilities. I strongly support ratification of this critical treaty, and urge my colleagues to do the same.”
“The United States is a leader in advocating for the empowerment of disabled Americans, including our veterans who have returned home with life-changing injuries," said Senator Tom Udall. “This treaty is an important tool to improve conditions for citizens living and working abroad and ensures that we remain a beacon for fairness and opportunity around the world.”
An American delegation under President George W. Bush negotiated and approved the Convention in 2006. The United States signed the treaty in 2009 and submitted it to the U.S. Senate this May for its advice and consent for ratification. The treaty requires no changes to U.S. laws or new appropriations.