Lame Duck Wants Your Guns

Harry Reid is on his last legs, having lost control of the Senate in the 2014 elections. Instead of gracefully exiting the stage, Reid has embarked on a last-ditch effort to destroy the 2nd Amendment during the lame duck Senate session. Reid has put a United Nations treaty on the Senate calendar which will put in motion the total disarmament of all US citizens by the government if it is enacted. Sadly, several Republicans are poised to vote in favor of this treaty!

The treaty in question is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This treaty has very little to do with the rights of the disabled and much to do with granting the UN control over every area of your life, including your private property and your children.

Harry Reid tried to ram this treaty through the Senate during the lame duck session in 2012 and it barely failed. So once again, he is attempting to sneak it through for ratification while no one is watching.

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Here is what you need to know about the CRPD and why this innocent-sounding treaty presents a tremendous danger to your rights as a gun owner, a homeowner, and an American. A team of attorneys did a detailed analysis of the CRPD and here is what they found:

  • Total Disarmament of Private Citizens: You won’t even find the word “firearm” in Harry Reid’s favorite treaty, but Article 6(2) of the CRPD requires America to comply with the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. This nutty treaty considers firearms ownership by private citizens to be a “form of discrimination against women.” It calls for total disarmament of the citizenry. If the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons is ratified by the Senate, the US will be required to comply with this SEPARATE treaty which abolishes our 2nd Amendment. This is not a joke. This was discovered by a detailed team of professional attorneys who analyzed every line of the CRPD.
  • States’ Rights Abolished: Article 4(5) requires member nations signing the treaty to enforce all compliance related to disability issues. This means that individual states would automatically lose what little authority they have left in relation to disability rights. All power in the US would reside in the federal government, which would be under the dictates of the UN.
  • Remodel Your Home or Church: Article 4(1)(e) requires that every “person, organization, or private enterprise” must eliminate all forms of discrimination against persons with disabilities. Even if you do not have a disabled person in your home, you could still be labeled as a discriminator by a bureaucrat and forced to install a wheelchair ramp or other handicap-accessible features in your house. This is what the plain language of the CRPD requires from a legal standpoint. Likewise, churches would not be allowed to decide how many handicap parking spaces they have available. That will be decided by the UN, not by your local government or church.
  • Re-Do the Federal Budget to UN Standards: The UN would have moral and civil authority to look at the US federal budget and tell us to allocate our tax dollars differently if the CRPD passes. The UN is given full authority to ensure compliance with the treaty. So for example, the UN could decide that we are not spending enough money on disability programs. They could then force Congress to divert funds from elsewhere — such as funding for military training — and direct that money to pay for disability programs and services. The UN already does this to nations which have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Abolish Parental Rights: Article 7(2) would take decision-making control away from the parents of disabled children and hand that authority over to the federal government. If you have a child with a disability, you will no longer have the authority to make decisions on the medical care, child care, education or other aspects of your child’s life. That authority will be handed over to the federal government, so a bureaucrat in Washington, D.C. can decide what is best for your child under the CRPD.
  • Wealth Confiscation: As a “wealthy member nation,” the United States will be required to spend our tax dollars to help poor nations that have signed on to the CRPD. You wanted your tax dollars to pay for handicap accessible restroom facilities in Uganda, right?
  • Spanking Banned: Article 15 of the CRPD bans “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” of all children. The UN defines this as spanking, so if the CRPD is ratified, it will ban spanking as a parental discipline tool in the United States.

Fans of this treaty, such as Harry Reid, Obama, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, along with Republican Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Ayotte, claim that this treaty will bring other nations up to the same standard as the US when it comes to disability rights. They give passionate speeches about the rights of the disabled, as if we don’t already have the Americans with Disabilities Act in place or, for that matter, the greatest protector of the rights of the disabled in the world:  The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The treaty’s supporters want you to believe that medieval castles in Europe and other tourist attractions overseas will have handicap-accessible wheelchair ramps and other features installed if the treaty passes. What will really happen is a loss of our gun rights, our private property rights and our parental rights if it passes.

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This disgusting treaty must be defeated. Shame on Harry Reid for trying to sneak it through the lame duck Senate session.

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