According to Republican Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn,the United Nations is once again proposing a treaty that would further erode our national sovereignty. Under the guise of protecting disabled individuals,he said that language included in the convention leaves the door open for the serious curtailment of American liberties.
Along with South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan,Lamborn revealed in a conference call Wednesday that he sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders asking them to oppose the U.N. Disabilities Treaty. A similar proposal was voted down last year,he explained,but a vote on the issue will reemerge soon.
While there are numerous troubling aspects of the heavy-handed treaty,Lamborn focused on what he considers the most pressing issues.
“The first is in Article 7,”he explained,which puts the government’s idea of the “best interest of the child”ahead of a parent’s values.
“Parents who have children with disabilities will lose some of their parental rights”under the treaty,he explained.
Language in the document could pave the way for certain educational opportunities to be restricted.
“We’ve seen troubling things happen in Europe with charter or private schooling,”he added.
The treaty also has implications regarding abortion,according to Lamborn.
While there is “no explicit coverage of abortion in the treaty,”he noted that U.N. officials have previously described the legal murder of unborn babies as a human right.
“This treaty could be a vehicle to advance their view of abortion,”he said. “Pregnancy is not a disability and abortion has no place in a comprehensive disability treaty.”
Finally,Lamborn revealed that the treaty includes “no clear definition of the term ‘disability.’”
The abstract idea is described only as an “evolving concept,”he noted,which should give Americans pause.
“Does anybody in their right mind want to give control to the U.N. over something that is an evolving concept?”he asked.
Similar to ObamaCare before it,he described this situation as senators being “asked to pass something to find out what’s in it.”
As with any U.N. mandate,he said that this treaty “empowers bureaucrats and takes power away from American citizens.”
While the Senate will have the ultimate vote on accepting or rejecting the proposal,Lamborn said that concerned citizens should contact their representatives in both congressional chambers.
“The left is already mobilizing to try to get the votes of senators on this,”he explained.
Conservatives are not opposed to this treaty because they are against protecting the disabled,he explained,noting that America already boasts some of the world’s most advanced policies and programs for dealing with such issues.
“Although we support the rights of the disabled,”he said,America does not need to be “dictated to by outsiders.”
While American sovereignty means little to the radical left,patriots understand the necessity of maintaining our own system of law apart from pressure from the U.N. or any other foreign government. The will of 100 legislators on Capitol Hill,however,can override the wishes of the majority.
The majority of senators got the message in time for last year’s vote on the treaty;and,with the support of conservatives across the nation,they can once again hear loud and clear that America doesn’t need any help taking care of her citizens.
–B. Christopher Agee
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