Guest Post: The CRPD Needs To Be Stopped
Last week I wrote in a SayAnythingBlog post about an impending threat to U.S. sovereignty posed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was to be voted on in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
On Thursday of last week, the committee did vote 13-6 in favor of the CRPD and has sent it to the floor for a full Senate vote. Three Republicans joined ten Democrats in lending their endorsement to this treaty — Sens. John Barrasso (Wy.), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.). Thanks to these Republicans we are now in a full court press to stop what a Washington Times headline describes as “Liberals Intent on Imposing Backdoor Globalism” given to an article written by Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) who both serve on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and were opposed to the treaty. The senators’ strong disapproval of internationalist interference in American policy was evident:
In the end, for all their titles and credentials, the globalists are just liberal politicians….It is not some new form of international harmony they seek but just larger institutions from which to impose their old, discredited agenda. They see the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle to progress and so seek to supersede it by any means available to them. The debates about these treaties are not about the legalistic minutiae they contain but the sovereign citizenry they threaten.
As American citizens, this is what we must remember when posed with the threat of subjugating our nation under international organizations, it’s not about what these treaties contain as much as it is about our sovereignty as a nation. The intuitive skepticism of the American public regarding the UN is evidence that the citizens of America understand this even while many politicians, caught in a world of centralized master-minding, often don’t.
For this reason, we must act in self-defense to protect our system of self-governance through representation — the republic. We must let our senators know that we will not tolerate them handing our freedoms to the “wisdom of international committees, led by nations like Sudan and Russia,” as Inhofe and DeMint have said. They remind us not to become complacent but to fight international invasion of the U.S. through the busybody policy-making of the globalists. As Michael Farris, a lawyer and one of the chief voices unveiling the mischief of the UN in America, puts it, “There is no doubt that the Obama administration is waiting to see how they do on this convention to push through an entire package of UN treaties—chiefly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CEDAW (the women’s treaty), and the small arms treaty.”
Call your senator today. They must hear from you or the voice of the internationalists clamoring to enact their policy dictates on Americans will be the stronger force that drives the vote of your senator. We need to convince 34 senators to vote against the CRPD just as they committed their vote to defeat LOST. The impetus is on our side if we would only act. They need to hear from you today, before the August 3rd recess.
In North Dakota call:
Sen. John Hoeven (R)
DC Office: 202-224-2551
Sen. Kent Conrad (D)
DC Office: 202-224-2043
If you’re not from North Dakota, find your senator here.
If you would like some more information to increase your awareness of UN threats to our national sovereignty, below are some resources to get you started:
The Heritage Foundation has put together some very useful information and analysis in a report on the superfluous nature of the CRPD treaty.
An article I wrote in 2009, still current today, explains a similar threat to all American children, as the CRPD is to children and adults with disabilities, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which is a very present danger. Also, it may be encouraging to note that our alternative to Obama, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has weighed in on the CRC in a letter to Michael Farris, who testified against the CRPD this month in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Michael Farris has also has written an article on how the CRC has the potential to foist gun control on America.
This Heritage Foundation article discusses the designs and intentions behind the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) treaty referenced in this article.Tags: alison grotberg, guest posts, un convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, United Nations