2) ADA is a fricking clusterfrick and other than O-care, is possibly the worst fricking legislation ever enacted.
This is going to be yet ANOTHER PR disaster for the GOP.
quote:well you posted this bull shite with the intent to say that the GOP hates handicapped people and then when you are called out for your ignorance of the law, much less 'international law', you expect those who are calling you out to do the research for you.
Did I fricking say this? I want to know why they killed this treaty. None of them would come on Anderson to explain themselves. Santorum was ranting that the UN could tell Americans what to do with their children or some stupid shite that was shot down by someone on the show. It doesn't make any sense.
So the GOP thinks the UN can tell Americans what to do?
Many conservatives oppose its ratification because of language in Article 4 that refers to economic, social, and cultural rights. The treaty says that each signatory should “take measures to the maximum of its available resources . . . with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of these rights.” Our government, based on the Constitution, defines rights in terms of what the government cannot do to its citizens, not in terms of what it owes them. But the U.N. language emphasizes what the signatories owe to their citizens, what they must do in order to protect these newly enumerated “rights.” In the past, we rejected a treaty that referred to “economic, social, and cultural rights,” while Soviet-bloc countries were quick to embrace such language.
quote:over 10% of our population?!
This pertains to the 40 million disabled people in this country. I doubt they already hated them.