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August 12, 2013

Big Brother Turns International

Cindy A. Rose

There was a time when print news was the Watch Dog for the American citizen. When did the shift from American Protector to American Debilitator occur? Is everyone aware now of what exactly the role of the American print media is? They are, right?


Word on the street is that print media is dying because of the Internet. Maybe, partially. It has as much to do with ideological leanings and public manipulation than ease of access and love of technology.


But that’s not why I’m writing. I’ve tossed my clump of soil on the coffin of the “free press” and accepted that it has its own agendas and are puppets for whoever their pet politician’s cause or ideology happens to be. I’m hoping the rest of Frederick and America have joined the inhumation with me.


However, what that means is that we are now on our own. We are now the watchful eyes of what we wish to preserve. There is no Walter Cronkite of print to save us from our government or foreign invaders.


Case in point: Have you heard of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? I’ve talked about it before. It came up for a vote during a previous Congress, July 12, 2012. It had little support but was still sent to the Senate where it was barely rejected 61-38 (two-thirds majority is needed for passage). So it’s back


What will this treaty do? It surrenders our sovereignty on how to raise our disabled children to the United Nations. You and I are supposed to hand over the care of our developmentally delayed children to a pack of animals who approve and condone the stoning and beating to death of healthy women and children?


We have American laws on the books to protect disabled children and adults. This treaty will give United Nations bureaucrats power to make decisions over what is best for American children.


I repeat, many United Nations member nations treat their populations worse than dogs.


Where is the media on this? Is it so confident the bill will fail that it doesn’t feel it’s necessary to inform the public?


Maybe so. However, isn’t the bigger story that certain members of the American Ruling Class, i.e., Congress, believe it is a good idea to sign away American sovereignty?


Vocal proponents Sen. Tom Harkin (D., IA) and Secretary of State John Kerry will talk about this treaty as if the only thing it does is try to bring other nations in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act. If that was all it was, I would support it. But it’s not.


What does this treaty do?


Per “Every four years the United States…would have to appear before the United Nations to be scrutinized and criticized by nations who do not match our standard, but who condemn our society for other reasons.


The treaty also replaces parental rights with the “best interest of the child” standard, which makes government bureaucrats, and not parents, ultimately responsible to make final decisions in the care of any child.


Many of its terms, including “best interest of the child,” “framework of international cooperation,” and “reproductive and family planning rights” have been defined by international law and treaty bodies such as the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and contain meaning not evident in a simple reading of the text.”


I am frightened by many of the actions Congress takes. I’m doubly frightened when I have heard members proclaim they haven’t read the bills. If they haven’t read American legislation, why would I even begin to believe they’ve read the language and understood the consequences of signing over our children to third world nations?


I urge you to call Sen. Barbara Mikulski 202-224-4654 or 410-263-1805 and Sen. Benjamin Cardin 202-224-4524 or 410-962-4436.


Don’t wait for the media to spread the word! Go to Facebook and Twitter and spread it yourself. America no longer has a free press to uphold honor and dignity in Congress, and protect American sovereignty! It’s now up to us.


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