Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good News: Senate Fails to Ratify UN Treaty on Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities


The United Nations seeks to implement global totalitarian law and tyranny. I 100% endorse getting the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. Every UN treaty that is ratified hacks away at US national sovereignty and the Constitution.

A treaty ratification requires a 2/3 senate majority. The vote on this UN treaty was too close for comfort at 61-38, just 5 votes short of passage.  All 38 NO votes were Republicans but 8 Republicans crossed over and voted with the Democrats who love sovereignty slashing UN treaties.

 Senate rejects United Nations treaty for disabled rights in a 61-38 vote
A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote.
The treaty, backed by President Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation as dozens of Senate Republicans objected that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to homeschool disabled children.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) argued the treaty would infringe on U.S. sovereignty, an argument echoed by other opponents. “This unelected bureaucratic body would pass recommendations that would be forced upon the United States if we were a signatory,” he said.
Supporters of the treaty argued that the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities would simply require the rest of the world to meet the standards that Americans already enjoy under the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
The treaty was negotiated and first signed under former President George W. Bush and signed again by Obama in 2009. At least 153 other countries have signed it.
Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dick Lugar (Ind.), John McCain (Ariz.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats in favor of the treaty.
As a Libertarian who is utterly contemptuous of the Republicans for their love of big government and endless wars, I do make an exception when it comes to the US Senate.

 When I Would Hold My Nose and Vote Republican
As a Libertarian and a Ron Paul Republican, I rarely vote Republican because I’ve never met an establishment Republican who wasn’t a socialist, a Marxist, a warmonger, a usurper of the Constitution, an enemy of civil liberties and a tax and spend progressive.
That said, there are circumstances where I would hold my nose and vote Republican. The US Senate. Screwed up as America is, one of the few things we have going for us is our sovereignty and while it’s constantly under attack by the UN and its treaties that are attempting to impose global totalitarian government, treaties are extremely difficult to get ratified.....
Republicans are less likely than the Dems to ratify sovereignty slashing treaties. The Dems, on the other hand, are addicted to sovereignty slashing supranational international bodies like the UN and its treaties. It doesn’t mean that all Republicans are supportive of US sovereignty, they aren’t, but Republicans are generally far less likely to cede US sovereignty to the UN.
If I lived in a swing state with a tight senate race, I’d definitely be holding my nose and voting Republican unless I knew for certain that the candidate was a UN lover (George Allen in Virginia comes to mind). While I’m a fanatical liberty activist, I’m also a fanatical US sovereignty activist.

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