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-Senate to Consider UN Treaty That Overrides Parental Rights and American Law

by Dr. D ~ November 6th, 2013

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The US Senate will soon vote again on a UN treaty that could override American law and parental rights. Last year it failed to receive the necessary 2/3 vote. Hopefully that will be the case once more.

Here’s the story from Citizen Link:

The U.S. Senate will consider, again, a treaty on disabilities that, if enacted, also would take away the rights of parents. Under the treaty, the U.N. would set standards of care for people with disabilities.

President Obama signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2009. Pro-family organizations are concerned about the impact on families.

“This treaty will give the United Nations and government agents, not parents, the authority to decide all educational and treatment issues for disabled children,” said Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

“All of the rights that parents have under traditional American law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will be undermined by this treaty.”

<Read the whole news report>

Response: Any UN treaty which potentially overrides American law should be rejected out of hand regardless. In this case it is about Parental rights for the care of disabled children being ultimately ceded to the government.

This is another case where President Obama supports big government over the rights of the people. Everyone who opposes the precedent of international law overriding American law along with our Constitutional rights should alert their representatives in the US Senate to vote down this treaty once and for all.            *Top

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2 Responses to -Senate to Consider UN Treaty That Overrides Parental Rights and American Law

  1. Brian

    ““This treaty will give the United Nations and government agents, not parents, the authority to decide all educational and treatment issues for disabled children,”

    This potential treaty is worse than you realize Dr. D. Consider the word “disabled”. What does it mean? Your child wears glasses? He has asthma? How about allergies? The potential exists for the government to exploit this treaty to declare any child “disabled” and then to make decisions for the child.

    Do you use home schooling? The government could declare home school kids “disabled” and rule that they have special needs that can only be adequately addressed in public schools. The same argument could be used for kids in church-run schools.

    Don’t want your 14 year old to have access to contraceptives or the ‘morning after” birth control pill? Sorry, she is disabled, and the government believes that effective treatment involves birth control.

    Brian

  2. Dr. D

    Thanks Brian,
    It seems ready-made for arbitrary authoritarian government mischief.

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