Are we really going to give away our sovereignty to the United Nations?
We rejected the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty and 51 Senators have already come out against the U.N. Arms treaty, but most don't know that another dangerous treaty - that again threatens to take away our sovereignty - is sneaking through the Senate with hardly any press coverage.
Yesterday, a committee in the U.S. Senate approved a treaty that would give the United Nations oversight on how we parent our special needs kids.
How, you ask, is it that in the United States of America, our elected officials thought it wise to support a U.N. Treaty that can tell Americans how to parent their special needs kids?
My sentiment exactly.
This treaty is called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and if ratified, would give the U.N. oversight of the healthcare and education choices parents with special needs kids make.
I am sure you are wondering why did our elected officials, both Republicans and Democrats, vote to approve this treaty if it is so bad?
Simply, because most believe the "bad" part of these treaties with the U.N. are never really enforced anyway.
But what if we had a President who was willing to yield our sovereignty to international law and allow the enforcement of these treaties? Maybe we already have that President. Are you willing to take that risk?
If this were to pass, CRPD would become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, and would trump state laws, and could be used as precedent by state and federal judges.
Bad international laws that could trump U.S. and state laws - whether it be about the ocean on our borders, raising our children, or bearing arms - should simply never be passed.
The press is reporting that this treaty could move to the full Senate for consideration by next week, which means I need you to act fast.
We have to stop the ratification of this treaty!
Karen and I would love if you would do the following things to help stop this treaty from being ratified:
• Please call your senator and ask them to vote NO on this treaty. Find your senator's contact information here.
• Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask President Obama to withdraw this treaty from the U.S. Senate now.
I know we've been asking a lot of you lately, but this is how we can make a real difference. Our strength relies on the size of our voices united together. Please contact your senator today.
God bless you for all you are doing to help stop CRPD,