United Nations Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 11/14/2013, 6:02pm
Last week, Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee invited Susan Yoshihara, a vice president at the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) to testify at a hearing against the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This was notable because, while the disabilities treaty has support from prominent mainstream Republicans, C-FAM is the kind of group that warns that ratification of the treaty would allow the UN to at any moment swoop in and snatch American kids who wear glasses. That’s because C-FAM’s primary purpose is to incite... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda, Monday 11/04/2013, 2:02pm
Last December, former Republican senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole took to the Senate floor in a wheelchair to urge his former colleagues to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD), a United Nations treaty that would encourage countries around the world to emulate the United States’ protections for the rights of the disabled. The treaty fell six votes short of the 2/3 majority it needed for passage, thanks to an intense lobbying effort by Religious Right groups that warned – against all evidence – that the treaty would threaten U.S... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Friday 10/11/2013, 10:04am
Early this morning, before the official opening of the Values Voter Summit, the Religious Right legal and advocacy group Liberty Counsel hosted “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” a breakfast panel on threats to the Second Amendment. On the menu: conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama and the United Nations plotting to disarm Americans, and rhetoric of resistance. In addition to Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, the speakers were the Family Research Council’s Ken Blackwell (also a board member of the National Rifle Association) and gun-rights... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 04/03/2013, 4:00pm
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins yesterday hosted Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) who immediately started spreading conspiracy theories about the United Nations. Fleming insisted that the recently approved global UN Arms Trade Treaty, which will restrict the sale of arms to countries and groups that commit war crimes and other atrocities and has been the subject of several discredited right-wing attacks, is an attempt by the left to weaken and ultimately “repeal” the Second Amendment. The Republican congressman concluded by speculating that the UN may make it illegal for... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 12/04/2012, 2:55pm
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities failed to capture the 2/3 vote needed for ratification in the U.S. Senate today due to fierce Republican opposition. Many Republicans and their allies in the conservative movement claimed that the treaty codifies abortion into law, even though that preposterous claim was rejected by the National Right to Life Committee and Sen. John McCain. Along with the false charges about abortion, opponents of the treaty claimed it will undermine U.S. sovereignty and harm children. Critics like Rick Santorum warned that the treaty may kill his... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 12/03/2012, 4:35pm
As Brian noted last week, the Religious Right is in the middle of making a full-court press on the Senate in an effort to prevent ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by doing what they always do: lying about what the convention says and means. Today, Rick Santorum, who has been leading the fight against ratification, appeared on Glenn Beck's radio program when Beck ominously cited language from the convention proclaiming that "children with disabilities shall be registered immediately after birth" to suggest that something "really... MORE
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