A Bigger Impact Dec 20. 2012 | Comments (40)
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I just signed the following petition asking the U.S. Senate to vote against ratification of the UN CRPD.
The undersigned youth call on the United States Senate to reject the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
It may sound good to support a treaty that claims to protect the rights of those with handicaps. However, these United States of America are a sovereign nation that already has one of the best track records in the world for looking after the rights of those with disabilities. 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 negated. We must keep the hands of the United Nations out of our families. We don't want or need them to get involved in decisions of US families, and we are especially concerned about the impact this treaty could have on our future families. We urge the United States Senate to oppose ratification of the CRPD.
Please vote "NO" on ratification of the CRPD. As a young person, I am very concerned about the impact this treaty would have on parental rights and U.S. sovereignty.