CRPD Vote Tomorrow! Nov 28. 2012 | Comments (0)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) has announced that the Senate will vote to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty on Wednesday. Please contact your two Senators immediately to tell them to vote "NO" on this dangerous treaty.
It sounds good to vote in favor of a treaty for the rights of those with handicaps. However, the United States is a sovereign nation that already has one of the best track records in the world for looking after the rights of the handicapped. Handing power regarding this issue to UN officials and their designated social workers is not necessary or prudent. Governmental treaties that start small and sound innocuous often become intrusive later when the rules change and the rights of the parents of handicapped children are trumped. Let's keep the hands of the United Nations off. We have already seen how they can mismanage their intrusive affairs. They don't need to get involved in decisions of US families. We urge you to oppose ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
You can find your Senators' contact information by going to action.hslda.org/congress. The Home School Legal Defense Association recommends calling your Senators and delivering some or all of the following message:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law.”
You can also tweet about the UN CRPD by using the hashtags #CRPD and/or #UNCPRD. You might also include #parentalrights or other related hashtags.
Most importantly, pray for our nation and its leaders as they consider this treaty.