posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 02:32 PM
Many thanks to Rick and Karen Santorum for illuminating this pending tragedy in the coming United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
It is not the Government that knows best folks... It should always be the parents that know best!!. Apparently, Obama seems to think the opposite
and this meshes with his notion that the govt. knows best for our healthcare, welfare, private enterprise, student loans etc etc etc...
Read on... Open your eyes and Pay Attention! This UN treaty could very well become the law of the land in the United States of America!!!!!
On the surface, CRPD calls for numerous protections for people with disabilities. Many of these protections are consistent with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. However, CRPD also includes provisions that were drafted by the United Nations and should concern all Americans. If ratified, CRPD
would become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and would trump state laws, and could be used as precedent by state
and federal judges. Since it is a treaty, the Constitution requires that it must be ratified by two-thirds of the United States Senate.
The trouble within... Our govt. will be guided by the UN...a disturbing trend!!!!!
There are two very troubling provisions in this treaty. The first spreads the identical standard for the control of children with disabilities as
is contained in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. This means that the Federal government, acting under U.N. directions, can determine
for all children with disabilities what is best for them. The second, the education provision of CRPD does not support the parental rights rules of
past U.N. human rights treaties. Omission of these rules would potentially eradicate parental rights for the education of children with
Over the years we have seen many U.N. treaties which can endanger the American way of life by attempting to trump U.S. laws. As a matter of
foreign policy, we firmly believe that we should never allow our beliefs and values to be outsourced to outside entities that may not always have our
best interests in mind.
The Santorum's speak from a first hand perspective. Their daughter Bella is a special needs child who needs extensive care.
Many parents across the U.S. care for special-needs children, and like us, they know that they are best equipped to do so. They are deeply
invested in their children, and are the best liaison between their child and the proper care provided by physicians, nurses, and other health-care
personnel. And as their special-needs children get older, these parents determine what educational options are best for them.
What’s so problematic here is that the provisions of this treaty could open the door for a professional or government official to override the
decision that we as parents need to make for our special-needs children.
Having been blessed with Bella, and all of our wonderful children, we’ve learned that when it comes to their care, we know what’s best. CRPD
threatens to take parents out of the equation and attempt to determine the right path for children they have never met.
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is planning hearings on this treaty as early as tomorrow, July 26, despite an announcement last week that
the issue was to be postponed indefinitely. Karen and I are urging continued pressure on the White House and on the U.S. Senate to ensure that this
treaty never sees the light of day on the Senate floor. Together we know we can make a tremendous impact when we speak with one voice on an issue we
feel passionately about. It is astounding that the U.S. Senate was even considering ratification of this treaty, which would effectively give the
United Nations oversight on how we care for our special-needs kids.
There is a lot at stake in this upcoming meeting. Including the looming arms trade treaty. Which side will the United States of America end up on.
Our nation is treading precariously on a very slippery slope and it would appear that our President is leading the way...