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Jul 19, 2012

Join Fight Against UN Treaty

Charity Klicka

   Many have called as well as urged supporters to call their U.S. senators and ask them to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty, now being fast-tracked in the Senate, would undermine U.S. sovereignty and erode parental rights.

   There have been many other advocates of liberty that have joined in this battle, including Patriot Voices Chairman and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He and his wife Karen Santorum have a particular interest in fighting to preserve the rights of parents to raise and care for disabled children.

   Rick and Karen Santorum have said that, “The ultimate responsibility of all parents is to care for your child, a responsibility that only takes on added weight when your child has special needs. As parents of a beautiful, special girl, we know first-hand the blessings of loving our Bella. This is precisely why we at Patriot Voices are urging the U.S. Senate to vote against ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD would usurp the rights and powers of parents here in the United States to do what is best for their special needs child by placing the law of the UN above the rights of the parents. It is the job of our elected representatives to preserve these rights, not hand them off to unaccountable international bureaucrats."

   Good news!  The committee vote on CRPD, which had been scheduled for today, has been indefinitely postponed! This is absolutely awesome news! We have bought some valuable time. If the CRPD vote can be held off until after August 3, those Senators gain an additional month to build that effort. This does not mean we should let up on our calls etc, but this is good news to encourage the fight against the CRPD!

  And so, I urge you (as both HSLDA and are), to call your senators and oppose this dangerous treaty!