Senate Democrats will try to resurrect a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled that was rejected last year over GOP concerns it would imperil home-schooling.
The treaty fell five votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority in a 61-38 vote in December after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) led a charge that it would give unelected UN bureaucrats the power to challenge U.S. home-schooling.
Treaty supporters say those worries were unfounded, and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations panel hopes to win approval of the treaty, a Senate Democratic aide said.
Menendez hopes to strike a deal on a way forward with the panel's top Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who voted against the treaty last year.
The taxpayers of this country are keeping the UN in the style they have become accustom. The countries that are running the UN are some of the most Barbaric in the World. We had Susan Rice sitting there like a bobbing doll following the Obumo's policies of leading from behind or voting present. Now she will be the Natl Security Advisor to the Pres. The safety of this country is in serious decay with this administration..with the support of the Dems in the Senate and House.
Tell Robert Menendez to SIT DOWN and SHUT UP and then lets tell the United Nations to ROLL UP THEIR TENTS and get the hell out of the United States. Get the UNITED STATES out of the United Nations.
Menendez should have been out of office long ago ,but some A$$hole keep voting him in .
What's this go to do with home schooling? What a lousy article.
One question - WHY??? Why would the U.S. citizen of a sovereign country need a UN treaty dictating our internal affairs? In a world beset with children who are economically, physically and nutritionally abused, why would an American child- not exclusively, but typically, doted on and well cared for- need an external treaty composed by a legion of third-world dictators? Does any of this make sense? That valuable piece of real estate given to the UN needs to be taken back, and they need to leave our shores for good. Please write your Congresspeople about this insane treaty.
This country is gone. Everyone sits around and complains and does nothing.
My eight children attended public schools, and they all graduated in the top ten percent of their high-school classes; three were valedictorians, and one of those was a university valedictorian. Mother and I spent at least ten hours per week teaching truth and undoing the indoctrination that was occurring. My children, may God bless them all, are ALL homeschooling their children.
I served proudly in The United States Marine Corps, and I am still fit enough to take part in the inevitable upcoming fight.
I have done -- and will do -- plenty.
These people are so stupid if they think I or any other American is going to allow the UN to tell us what to do on any subject.
Piss off. We will never give up our guns for this very reason. BTW I was at wal mart yesterday and bought a ice chest made in USA. All the choices were made in USA. I couldn't believe it. But wait. They also had their bullet case half full. It included some .223 rounds. Then to my greatest joy they had a sig sauer assault rifle. Wow! Can you believe it?