Rick Santorum voices opposition to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Today on radio, Glenn spent a good portion of his opening monologue on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He invited former Senator Rick Santorum on to the show to discuss the issue as well. Santorum strongly opposes the treaty as it takes away a lot of the decision-making ability from the parents and hands it over to the federal government and the UN. Santorum, the parent of a special needs child, gave insight into both his personal feelings about the treaty and the impact it would have on families and United States sovereignty.

PatriotVoices.com, run by Rick Santorum, explained on their website:

The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for Tuesday, December 4.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) would give the U.N. oversight of the healthcare and education choices parents with special needs kids make. It is outrageous that the government could tell you and me what is best for our children, particularly when they’ve never met the child.

If this were to pass, CRPD would become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and would trump state laws, and could be used as precedent by state and federal judges. This treaty would give the government, acting under U.N. instructions, the ability to determine for all children with disabilities what is best for them. It also would give the U.N. discretion over decisions about how we educate our special needs kids, and could potentially eliminate parental rights for the education of children with disabilities

Below is rough transcript of the interview:

We have Rick Santorum who runs Patriotvoices.com.  And he’s quite concerned about the UN’s convention on the rights of the persons with disabilities, and it may pass the Senate tomorrow.  Hello Rick.
SANTORUM:  Great to hear your voice.
GLENN:  This agenda from the UN has already passed the Senate committee and it looks like it’s going to pass the full Senate for ratification.
SANTORUM:  Right now we’re holding on to the hope that 36 senators will not sign any treaties in the lame duck session.  Two years ago the star treaty, and that being passed in a lame duck session.  I think there was sufficient blow back from conservative groups and Republicans generally that enough Republicans have signed the letters.  If they stick to it to keep them short of the 67 votes they need.  They need obviously they have three more than they need.  33 votes.  But they have 36 signatures.  The greater concern a lot of those 36 some of them have suggested they might vote for this thing after the first of the year.  That would be devastating.  This treaty — this is the most important point.  Karen and I have this disabled little girl.  Or Senate ratification would help anybody around the world I would be for this.  But it doesn’t.  No benefits.  No person with disability here in the United States having the Senate ratify this treaty.  But — the our the reason our ratifying the treaty doesn’t improve anybody else’s life any place else.  Ratifying this treaty will not change disability laws in this country which meet or exceed the standards in the UN treaty.  Will not improve their ability to go overseas and get better access to restaurants or curb cuts on the sidewalks.  Because America passing a law doesn’t impact Germany or Honduras or South Africa.  This Kinard they’re putting forth on the American public somehow if the United States acts people overseas will have better disability rights.
SANTORUM:  Article 18, section 2.  Break this down, and tell me what all this means.  There’s several things that are disturbing the children with disabilities shall be registered immediately afterbirth.  That sounds really Orwellian or fascistIC.
SANTORUM:  You’re pretty much labeled right out of the gate.  The idea that somehow or another the government is going to have a record of everybody that’s disabled.  Why? Why do we need that? These are things that historically in America people with disabilities have been rights protected by their mom and dad who go out and articulate those rights.  And then we have laws that apply to disabilities.  Now only with this section, but in section 7 the best interest of the child standards.  Now the government is going to be in a position according to the UN treaty the government is going to decide what is in the best of your child as opposed to disability laws in this country no, it is the parent’s prerogative to determine what is in the best interest of their child.  They are only removed from the prerogative if they’re proven incapable of protecting their child’s interest.  Now the presumption the state knows better than that.  This turns the disability law with respect to children on its head.  There’s a section 4 which talks about rights that the government owes sit citizens in this United States. This now turns it on the head which is the positive rights you’ve talked about it many, many times on your program where the Marxist, progressives, that’s the strain they want to have the government in a position where they are extending rights and that the government therefore by giving you rights has obviously a lot more operational control of your lifes’.
GLENN:  One thing I’ve been worried.  Devaluing life.  That does this.  It also tracks everybody.  It also I think sets you up — you have the right to know and be cared for your parents.  I think that’s a push for abortion quite honestly.  Because if you’re going to be held responsible years later that will discourage adoption, and encourage abortion I think.  One thing I’m really concerned about is education.  And home schooling.  Does this affect at all how we will — will this affect home schooling.
SANTORUM:  You talked to the folks who’re the experts at home schooling.  They’ve been the opponents of this bill.  There are provisions that have been in previous UN conventions that expressly carve out the right of parents to have the ability to decide what’s best to educate their children.  Those are missing from this when it comes to the disabled children.  Combine that the fact that there’s no language protecting the parent’s rights, combine that with section seven which says that the state is going to determine what’s in the best interest of your child it’s pretty clear that the Americans — that the individuals with disability act parents will lose.  Not the right with disabled children but arguably you can make the broader application.
GLENN:  This is not the state as the federal government.  This is the United Nations.  We’re signing on a new United Nations treaty.  We’re taking more sovereignty from the United States.
SANTORUM:  The United States will have to make their case we are in fact complying.  Jon Kerry and John McCain are saying this will have no impact.  We don’t have to do anything with America because we already comply.  But what we’re now going to be forced to do section 4 one of the subsections says it is the obligation of any state or state being in this case the federal government that adopts this treaty to pass laws and regulations that comply, and there will be a board that we’re complying with this treaty, and the answer — what these the proponents we won’t have to do that.  We have to ignore that.  If they’re going to ignore that why pass it.  What been right for us to do it.
GLENN:  Why would you leave a section in there that where you in the homeland defense bill, the NDAA where you can scoop up people and hold them without trial.  You can take them without warrant.  You don’t have to charge them.  The President says we’ll never do it.
SANTORUM:  Just because it’s there doesn’t mean we’re going to do it.  And of course we are continually cited in the country by the United Nations for egregious of not treating our people that the dignity that the UN would like to see.  Not pervasive abortions which we would like to.  Call your Senator.  Call your calling other senators from other states frankly most senators don’t pay attention to that.  You’ve got to call your senators, and ask them to oppose the CRPD and it will undermine our sovereignty, and put the United States in a very precarious position, and not just on disability but broader than. .  We will get those petitions to members of Congress.
GLENN:  Patriotvoices.com. Rick, thanks.
SANTORUM:  Thanks.

 

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This UN treaty is a nightmare of epic proportions: we are seeing the beginning of a global eugenics program. 

    Mark my words well, this treaty will open the floodgates to darkness and murder worse than that the madmen of Nazi Germany could ever have dreamed of. All of you who support this and the UN, may God have mercy on your souls.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    The U.N. is a joke. We give them money to point the finger at us and appoint human right violators on the human rights broad. Why do we put up with it? They need us more than we need them hell we pay for over half their budget but yet we get bullied into a corner. Why do they need to know where are children are? This treaty screams evil. They don’t want to help they want to know where these people are so they are easier to round up and kill. In the same fashion as these so called death pathways I am sorry but here we call that child abuse but yet according to the U.N. we are the worst human rights violators not Iran for killing anyone for not believing in Islam. Not Egypt for taking once again complete power over their people. Not Syria bombing and gassing their own people or Russia helping them to do it. No it the United States and Israel that are most evil. Can we really trust the U.N. the same group that attacks us for banning gay marriage but at the same time the ignore Iran stoning homosexuals after burring them up to their necks. The U.N. is the true human rights violators not us. Stop feeding the evil U.N. government before they go and turn Hitler on us all.

  • Anonymous

    Soylent Green in real life, coming to a neighborhood near you soon. Papers Please!

  • AJ Moran

    I stand with the beautiful strong wonderful parents I know whose children have special needs. They love, care for, and advocate for their children in a far better way than any government entity can. Government intrusion is sickening, families should be left to thrive, and the government should keep its nose out.

  • Kanak Attack

    I wonder if the recent push to make temper tantrums a “mental disorder” in children has any relation with this treaty?  Something to think about.  If 90% of our kids have been labeled with a “disorder” of some kind then the government has 100% control of them.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Now that makes sense. I had forgotten about the ‘temper tantrum issue.

    And if that is the case, then another part for the UN comes into play – Agenda 21

  • Anonymous

    I’m still upset that Glenn let Ann Coulter on his show to use the R word when referring to President Obama. I’m not a fan of the man but we should eliminate that word from our vocabulary. 

  • bucketnutz

    Hister would have loved that one

  • Anonymous

    Mothers of America, failure is not an option. We have kids to save.

  • http://twitter.com/MommyVenting Mommy Venting

    The UN wants to control the USA, It HATES Democracy and it HATES the AMERICAN WAY!

  • mdkrause

    Just disgusting

  • http://www.facebook.com/wallpent WallyandCarol Pentlin

    The United Nations was founded by the the communist. Most nations in the United Nations hates the United States because we are wealthy..Just like many Americans hate Mitt Romney..That is how the communists portray America to other member nations..It would be the best thing for the united nations to leave America, leave New York..I work with special needs people; and I don’t like this at all..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HRMVOS5AZTCKARMHMRP3BCO73A Sherry

    Where is this story on the Blaze website? Did I miss it?

  • Anonymous

    God forbid we actually expect other countries to treat people with disabilities with dignity and respect. God forbid we hold ourselves to that same standards.

    Eugenics? Yeah, uh huh.

  • Anonymous

     um, I hate to bring history up here, but wasn’t the UN founded by a group of sovereign states?  Yeah, that history – what actually happened.

  • Anonymous

     It’s really scary that someone with that simplistic of a view could actually reproduce. Classic definition of an unfit mother. Let’s hope for a some self control and Darwinism, shall we?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

     any one who supports this treaty & gets it passed is guilty of treason

  • Enormous Richard

    You’re kidding right?
    Mr the police acted stupidly is the R word.

  • Anonymous

    You Can Say That Again!and again and again until All Get It To Get The TRuth! Mr. NarcisistCelebrity-In-Chief Always wanted to be Lord King Hussein-Obama! America’s Vote Doesn’t impact the world unless you are creating a One World Government New World Order To Wipe Out The United States!  Wy Else World Schools Be Pushing For A More Wide Spread Autism…for handouts not for the betterment of children! they Started Gov’t Control Of Our Children forcing both parents to work and forcing todlers into daycare! Its More Salinsky-Cloward-Piven-Soros…Regressive Progressive agenda… AGENDA21 of COWARDS!! to wipe out Liberty for Tyranny to create Ameritopia!the death of the west suicide of a superpower for our lord and savior husseinobama!

  • Anonymous

    for evil to triumph the good do nothing..evil is running our country now we must get ALL back to the One True God and the church to Save US!!

  • Anonymous

    yep

  • Anonymous

    Thats Why They Try To Destroy Conservatives Like Michele Bachmann and AllenWest when they speak the Truth because they are afraid of the truth, because they follow the father of lies, Lucifer! communists have always been in our gov’t like when McCarthy had started the unAmerican Committee they tried to destroy him and they destroyed Goldwater..the sad part is the communist from hollywood who have so much control in our livingroom from the television…no more journalist they are All teleprompter reading models thats why they fall for Mr NarcisisitCelebrity-In-Chief HusseinObama TeleprompterReadingCelebrityInChief!! Our Only InvestigativeJournalists AaronKlien And GlennBeck along with Our CommonSense ReporterRush and Levin! I Think The Right And Left Politicallly Came From The Right And Left Hand Of Christ On The Cross
    The Left Denied The Christ and The Right Believed! The Left Follows Lucifer, The Right Follows GOD! Thats Why Left Condemns The Right!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gcouger Gordon Couger

    I have a spinal cord injury in my neck between C2 & C3 in my neck that I noticed in 1957 a when my typing on Friday was 25 wpm w/ 2 error and 5 wpm with 7 errors the following Monday. When I got a computer in 1978 I was able to bring my typing speed up to 15 wpm but my error rate is still awful. Macros and spell checkers make my writing appear similiterate. 
     All digestibility laws have done for me is made hard to get a job and find a place to pee.

  • Anonymous

    This is yet another example of ceding US sovereignty and our human rights to the UN! As someone who has had a disability for my entire life, the requirement to register children with disabilities after childbirth is both frightening and harkens back to the same objectives German had during the 1930′s. 
    Hypothetically speaking, if I had been born in an Islamic country, my Islamic father would have grabbed my feet and smashed my head into the floor of the delivery room. What I have just stated has happened numerous times in those countries to children with “defects”. Some Islamic husbands have had their wives executed for giving them an imperfect baby. As Islamic and Socialist doctrine worms it way more into the day to day operations of the UN, euthanasia will become a standard tool of taking care of the “disability problem” then the “age problem” then the “fools who want to own guns problem”. A registry of people with disabilities is nothing more than a “death list”! Anytime the government wants a list, it historically has not been a good thing. Let us not forget that Adolph Hitler was a Socialist and the disabled were systematically exterminated for the “purity of the race”. Both Stalin and Mao had their own programs just to name a few. In today’s world we have dictators and murderers running countries that are racking up body counts beyond belief and they are being given positions of prominence at the UN.
    A secondary issue of course is the loss of parental rights who want the best for their children. Even people who support this treaty have got to see that parents are the best advocates for their children rather than faceless bureaucrats who look at children with disabilities as simply another liability.
    The bottom line is that Parents are the ones who care and look after their children and want the best for them. The UN or for that matter, our Federal Government does not!
    But in order for them to make this happen, they have to pass and implement the UN Small Arms treaty which will in effect end the second amendment so they can implement the totalitarian phase in this country.

  • Anonymous

    Since the early 80′s I have said that there was something when we as society put animal rights and welfare before human rights and welfare.  Think since the 80′s what has been done to prove this!  Turtle bridge in Florida for one.  For two the keystone pipeline being stopped and may many more!  The 80′s were just rumors of a New World Order and such, but now looks like the NWO is a UN society.  We have been indoctrinated for over 30 years with Agenda 21 looks like to me! What say you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Defund the useless, corrupt, intrusive, money sucking UN now and close their NYC offices and eject them from the country.  The UN has zero jurisdiction in the USA.   Send them packing.  This is just the beginning of their poking their noses into our business and attempting to undermine our country’s Constitution and our country’s laws.  

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of nut jobs you are.  If I was a manufacturer or retailer of pesudoscience, flim flam products, I know where I would be advertising – on Beck’s web page.  Oh that’s right, plenty are, and they do that because of gullible, conspiracy theorists like the lot of you. 

  • Anonymous

    Uhm, hate to break it to you, but it is NOT pseudoscience when it is ACTUALLY TRUE, maroon.  It’s not a conspiracy theory when it is based on ACTUAL DOCUMENTED FACTS, dunce.  You libtards really are a stupid bunch.

  • Anonymous

    LOL  Just so happens that that simplistic view is ACTUALLY THE TRUTH.  You, apparently, have TOTALLY ignored the actions of the UN the past few decades.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TPYB7J2BTVYJ4JKBQZTMAU3BNQ Vinny

    Just get LifeLock.