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The Power of a Few
Volume 115, Program 14
3/7/2013
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Last year, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was defeated in the U.S. Senate. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Senator Rick Santorum shares with host Mike Farris how the treaty’s ratification was stopped.

Mike Farris:
In December of 2012, concerned citizens were able to rally, make calls, send e-mails, and we were able to encourage the Senate to narrowly defeat the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Senator, how can you explain how these concerned individuals won the round, because it sure didn’t look like that at first?

Sen. Santorum:
Well, I will tell you that this was a really amazing effort on the part of your organization, our organization Patriot Voices, and other organizations like Family Research Council and others, who really stepped forward and just notified people. And this is the one thing that I was so proud of the people of America. We stand up for our sovereignty. We stand up for parents. And the folks who are passionate about these things are willing to go out and make a difference, call their senators, visit their offices. We communicated the message that they weren’t hearing, and we were doing it in a way that was thoughtful, respectful, and authoritative. And so, the power of the argument and the passion of the people who got involved really did make a difference.

Mike:

This just goes to show how the actions of a few watchful people can have a significant national impact. I’m Mike Farris.


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