Wingnuts against U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled - because it has the U.N. in it (even if it is good for America)
There is a U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled pretty much inspired by American laws passed to help the disabled. The UN treaty would establish a world wide standard that is American in inspiration and would mean American disability helping know-how would be exported world wide but because it has the words “U.N.” in the treaty and it is an international treaty you have the right wingnuts out against it because of the fake outrages and fears that the United Nations is out to get America’s “sovereignty”. Even though a Republican president (George Bush, Sr.) passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in the 90s I recall the right wing HATED that law because a business or municipality had to make stairs and sidewalks wheelchair accessible and somehow that was a bad thing (I don’t know why that is bad) so I guess this hatred of making life easier for the disabled carries on into hating to make life easier for disabled around the world. Who knows, they are wingnuts and it is hard to figure out what they are talking about.
Here are the right wing argumentd for being against the U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled so you tell me what the heck they are on about in being against it….
U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled
Its defenders suggest that other nations will respect our excellent treatment of the disabled more if we sign the treaty, but that claim is largely unsubstantiated. ‘I’m unwilling to indulge the unsupported assumption that that is true,’ Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, tells National Review Online. ‘Simply because people have stated it over and over and over again doesn’t make it true, especially when no one has been able to articulate, at least not to me, any sound basis for reaching that conclusion. I just don’t believe it.’