5 reasons Republicans shot down an international treaty to protect the disabled

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    5 reasons Republicans shot down an international treaty to protect the disabled

    A proposal that is simply an extension of the Americans with Disabilities Act failed — thanks to fringe conspiracy theories
    By Ryu Spaeth | December 5, 2012
    John McCain and John Kerry voted to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Not all of their Senate colleagues agreed.
    Arguably, Senate Republicans were more swayed by former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.), who earlier in the week gave an impassioned speech calling on senators to vote "nay." So what were the GOP's objections to the treaty?

    As critics of these naysayers point out, there is no evidence to support any of these claims.

    5 reasons Republicans shot down an international treaty to protect the disabled - The Week
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    Another strawman from the left?

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    Maybe it was the fact it was international?
     
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    The treaty, already signed by 155 nations and ratified by 126 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, states that nations should strive to assure that the disabled enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms as their fellow citizens. Republicans objected to taking up a treaty during the lame-duck session of the Congress and warned that the treaty could pose a threat to U.S. national sovereignty.
    “It really isn’t controversial,” Kerry, D-Mass., said. “What this treaty says is very simple. It just says that you can’t discriminate against the disabled. It says that other countries have to do what we did 22 years ago when we set the example for the world and passed the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
    Republican opposition downs UN disability treaty - Salon.com


    God forbid now the disabled visiting other countries has no rights.You village idiots had better stay home.
     
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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz from the week..

    and waaaaaaaa:eusa_boohoo:
     
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    If would give the disable the same rights as we have where ever they are.:mad: You you realize how the disabled is treated in India, etc? It's all about the rights of the disabled where ever they are.
     
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    they have Governments to give that to them...
    sorry the UN is not THE gods of our world
     
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    And the GOP, as usual, is right.
     
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