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Friday, November 30, 2012

Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty - Ken Blackwell - [page]

The following excerpts are from the article "Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty" by Ken Blackwell at
  • There’s an old story from the Jewish shetls of Eastern Europe. There was a singing contest among the animals. The Nightingale loses, despite her lovely singing voice. Looking down on the jury, she sees the grunting wild pigs. She weeps, not because she lost, she says. “But see who my judges are!”
  • America must feel like the Nightingale whenever she has to go before a UN panel.
  • I had the honor of serving our country as U.S. Ambassador to the UN’s Human Rights Commission. In those days, the UN body had such worthy respecters of human rights as Algeria, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, and Sudan. Today, the UN Human Rights panel now contains such paragons as China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
  • See who our judges are. Today, the U.S. Senate is being asked to ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It’s another of those sound-good UN efforts that fall apart under examination.
  • The Heritage Foundation has warned against this document, which will seriously compromise American sovereignty. Heritage experts refer to it as another UN power grab. They’re right.
  • Just consider how well the UN is doing with its acknowledged responsibilities. 
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