Thursday, December 6, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Republicans Reject UN Disabled Rights Treaty

Image from Las Vegas Sun
This one is from earlier in the week, and I meant to say something about it before. WTF is wrong with Republicans, specifically the tea party breed, the ones who'd give a flying fig what Rick Santorum has to say about anything? Honestly, a two-thirds vote on a treaty that defends disabled people's rights, blocked by 38 Senators. And for what? Some deeply weird fears about sovereignty and home schoolers' right? What?

As a liberal-minded atheist, I'm often deeply suspicious of home schoolers. Most often, they seem to be paranoid religious kooks who find the public school system to be insufficiently Jesus-y. I think they do a disservice to their children, more often than not. But try as I may, I can't find the objection. I can't find anything that has anything to do with home schoolers or their rights. And I think it's embarrassing that they voted this treaty down over Bob Dole's wheelchair.


US Senate rejects UN treaty on disability rights amid GOP opposition

Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. . .

Read more at: The Guardian

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