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Treaty should be ratified

February 17, 2013

Sharon E. Buhr, Valley City On Dec....

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Feb-20-13 3:36 PM

Below is part of the reason this didn't get ratified ... and rightfully so.

There is not a clear definition of “disability” in the treaty, which means some committee at the U.N. will decide after ratification who is covered—an example of what is at the heart of the problem. CRPD gives too much power to the U.N., and the unelected, unaccountable committee tasked with overseeing its implementation, while taking power and responsibility away from our elected representatives and, more important, from parents and caregivers of disabled persons.

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Feb-18-13 5:38 PM

disgusted, I agree with H4C too. It's unbelievable that some of the UN's votes, which have been against some US policies and traditions, have taken place on US soil. They need a new office somewhere else, like across an ocean.

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Feb-18-13 4:34 PM

locomotive, I wouls have to add the post of H4C in that list. When I read about having third world countries dictate what WE the US should be doing, it gives me the hibby jibbies!

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Feb-18-13 4:15 PM

disgusted & FrankG, great posts.

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Feb-18-13 8:02 AM

Treaties are two edged swords. Giving the united nations the authority to dictate standards in our country may not be such a good idea. Haveng the U.N. as commander in chief of our armed forces is equally repugnant.

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Feb-17-13 10:55 AM

Just the fact that it is the UN in this day and age, I would not trust any treaty with them.

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Feb-17-13 10:04 AM

N.D. Sen. John Hoeven was among those who voted "no." He must be asked why?

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