Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:32 PM
mgc1961 (1,263 posts)
The GOP's absurd fear of all things U.N.
At least they had the decency to wait 24 hours.
Last Tuesday, following the international day honoring the disabled, 38 Senate Republicans voted down the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. With former Senate majority leader and disabled WWII veteran Bob Dole silently beseeching them from his wheelchair, Dole’s fellow Republicans railed against “cumbersome regulations” that could threaten American “sovereignty.”
No matter that Democratic Sen. John Kerry patiently and eloquently explained that the treaty would in no way impact U.S. law but merely encourage other countries to adopt our own standards and make life easier for disabled Americans abroad. Or that the treaty — signed by 154 countries and ratified by 126 — was modeled on the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, a bill championed by Dole and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Or that the treaty itself was drawn up by that notorious U.N.-hugger George W. Bush. Or even that eight Republican senators voted to ratify it, including increasingly rabid Obama foreign policy critic John McCain, who listed two dozen supportive veterans organizations before noting that the treaty was about “American leadership in the world.”
But none of that counted, because, according to Rick Santorum and his band of U.N..-bashers, ratification would mean wheeling ourselves, ever so slowly, down the road to serfdom at the feet of “international bureaucrats.” It would outsource American power to Geneva, decimate home schooling and shake the very foundations of society. To say nothing of the forced abortions that, Santorum & Co. suggest, would inevitably result.
I'm sure most readers here have encountered the old saw, "Republicans (or Conservatives, if you will) are astute businessmen." They, and only they know, how economies work. They also know with absolute certainty that regulations are job killers instituted by blue-helmeted United Nation's socialists flying black helicopters in the dark of night, waiting just out of sight for an opportunity to swoop in and kidnap Christian babies with which they will fuel international Death Stars.
For consumers of this particular political scam, it's all so real. An outside entity exercising control over U.S. sovereignty is an abomination to freedom! Break out the assault rifles and homemade pipe bombs, someone has got to stop this creeping tyranny! Think of the children!
For the uninitiated, here's what murderous regulators govern in the field of global aviation paying particular attention to the conspiracy of super-secret organizations involved in undermining our Republic:
The Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the formulation of national transportation policy which shapes and administers policies and programs that protect the public from risks associated with the transportation of dangerous goods. They are responsible for the maintenance of rules contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is based in Montreal, Canada. It is a branch of the United Nations whose function is to establish uniform procedures for air traffic and cargo transportation throughout the world. The 49 CFR states that ICAO rules are authorized under certain conditions, but the U.S. reserves, as do other members of ICAO, the right to variations from those procedures in regards to what and how certain dangerous goods are transported to and through their territory.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an industry trade association made up of most of the world's major airlines. IATA's dangerous goods regulations are based on ICAO technical instructions for the shipment of dangerous goods plus some additional requirements based on industry practices. In cooperation with DOT and ICAO, they establish a standard by which dangerous goods are identified and handled including the testing and approval of containers in which these goods are transported.
As we can clearly see, this is a completely demonic triumvirate of secularists which all patriots must resist by all necessary means. Long live the fighters!
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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:05 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
1. THE ONLY REASON GOP MEMBERS VOTED "NO" IS THEY ARE EVIL
This treaty would have zero effect with USA law since we have laws that cover this type of concern. The GOP is just a bunch of ugly no good evil people who do not think of other people because they think it "costs money."