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1 majii  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 11:25:33am

It doesn't surprise me that these RWers are against the U.N. Treaty on the Rights of the Disabled because, like every other piece of legislation/treaty/report, they haven't read it. I remember when Dick Armey testified about the ACA in Congress at the behest of the republicans. When he was asked by one of the dems if he'd read the bill, he said he didn't have to read it to know he didn't like it. I suspect this was also the reason the republicans paraded around with copies of the ACA and complained about the number of pages it contained--they couldn't debate on the contents of it because they didn't bother to read it.

2 KingKenrod  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:07:50pm

Rick Santorum used his own disabled daughter as a prop to argue against it, which is all I need to know about the legitimacy of GOP arguments. They still don't understand that treaties obligate the US to do certain things, they don't authorize them.

3 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:40:17pm

As always with wingnut objections to international treaties, protocols, and proposed treaties, this campaign is based on the fallacious belief that treaties can supersede the Constitution and put un-elected foreign bureaucrats in charge of policy. For this one specifically, there are any number of paranoid scenarios out there in wingnuttia, one being that the UN will re-define disability to include lifestyle choices and criminal behavior, and institute blanket benefits that will bankrupt the country. All this, of course, will be designed to extend government control and destroy capitalism.

Short answer: The right wing is in business to peddle lies and fear to the gullible masses.

4 HappyWarrior  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:58:02pm

Fuckers.

5 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 3:01:17pm

It doesn't have the word God, Jesus or any reference to the morality of sex in and only in marriage by two opposite sex partners.

if the UN declared rights were only available for certain Christians who behaved a certain way, I'm sure Santorum and others would be fine with it.

6 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 5:33:07pm

re: #2 KingKenrod

Rick Santorum used his own disabled daughter as a prop to argue against it, which is all I need to know about the legitimacy of GOP arguments. They still don't understand that treaties obligate the US to do certain things, they don't authorize them.

I suspect that's because they don't really speak English. Instead they have a special RWNJ dialect that sounds a lot like English but certain words they share have completely different meanings.

To them obligate is the same as authorize.In there world there are no obligations, only authorizations from God.

7 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:42:14am

re: #2 KingKenrod

Rick Santorum used his own disabled daughter as a prop to argue against it, which is all I need to know about the legitimacy of GOP arguments. They still don't understand that treaties obligate the US to do certain things, they don't authorize them.

His stated concern regarding his daughter was that said treaty could be used to define "best interests of the child" in a manner that would transfer decision making authority from parents to the state. I think that such concerns could be answered by domestic laws making clear that parents would still be the decision makers for their children, with the normal exceptions for those found unfit. Moreover, the treaty is not self-executing, so any changes will have to be passed into law.


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