The Republican Party prevented passage of the Disability Treaty, one simply stating that disabled people have equal rights as everyone else…
Russia and China even signed on.
The US Constitution requires treaties be passed by the US Senate. The vote lost by 61-38. Every no vote was a Republican.
Reports say that invalid Bob Dole who had been wheeled into the chamber to push for support of the vote, wept at the outcome.. His party, had failed all with disabilities…
The reason cited for not voting to join the world in recognizing disabled as human beings who have the same rights as the non disabled, was …..
“the treaty could pose a threat to U.S. national sovereignty”
“I do not support the cumbersome regulations and potentially overzealous international organizations with anti-American biases that infringe upon American society,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah “argued that the treaty by its very nature threatened U.S. sovereignty,”
Can no one rid us of this stain of pox that has befallen us as a country? How does anyone after today look into the mirror and say: I’m proud to be a Republican today?