The List: The 38 Senators Who Voted Against the Disabled, Including Vets
Yesterday The U.S. Senate was an embarrassment to America, and the world took notice. The Senate failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a United Nations treaty to protect the rights of the disabled, people with disabilities, many of whom are veterans. The Senate failed thanks to a highly-effective campaign by the Tea Party that was a lie wrapped up in fear and hate.
People like Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck, and freshman Senator from Utah, Mike Lee all lied.
The treaty does not promote abortion.
The treaty does not threaten parental rights.
The treaty does not interfere with the homeschooling of children.
The treaty does not interfere with American sovereignty.
The treaty does not overrule U.S. law or force us to change our laws.
The treaty does not allow the U.S. to be sued.
All these lies were used, some promoted by people like Rick Santorum, Sen. Mike Lee, Michelle Malkin, Sen. John Kyl.