Sen. Lee hates the disabled? No, he’s just loony

Oh great, another reason for the world to think Utahns are whackos.

Sen. Mike Lee is joining Sen. Rick Santorum in opposing a UN resolution calling on the world to treat (click)  the disabled fairly.

That’s it. That’s the whole thing. Lee and Santorum say this means the UN will be able to take over the US and snatch our babies and God only knows what else. Never mind the UN hasn’t got an army, hasn’t got any enforcement power and is located in New York where, just speculating here,  the entire US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps can figure out a way to surround the place and deal with it.

Or maybe a Boy Scout troop. I’ve been there, it is very vulnurable.

Total loon factor. And this is the guy who everyone in Washington DC will look at and say, “Yup, Utah.”

Yup. Him and Sen. Hatch.

Oh well, maybe it will scare tourists and developers away and help preserve the mountains and ranges for a while longer.

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5 Responses to Sen. Lee hates the disabled? No, he’s just loony

  1. packsoldier says:

    Whacko, schmacko. The UN resolution won’t do one tangible thing to help the handicapped. But hey, if it helps liberal morons like Chuck feel good about themselves, it must be worth it…

  2. mohokat says:

    Ya lets have Senators who are leaving and have no accountability vote on Treaties. I think that is the argument that Sen. Lee expressed.
    I agree, and also wish the U.S. would get out of that corrupt organization. Comments like Trentlemen’s are expected from bush league news media.

    • James K Florence says:

      I for one, am elated to be in the “Bush League”. Since striking
      reforms and modifications in the way “civil law” mandates for
      the care and welfare of its [Citizens] with a disability.
      Congress and the president signed the [Americans with Disabilities Act] into law in 1990. Aiding the physically handicap, and those of us living “under the umbrella” of a mental disorder.
      Soon… The Act will eventually grow to include those survivors of [G.I.D.] or Gender Identification Disorder. In and out of military
      service. In this the land of the free, home of the brave.
      Let’s Keep our fingers crossed.

      May God Bless you and Keep You.

  3. Dovie says:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=166497259

    Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled…..already signed by 155 nations……Republicans….warned that the treaty could pose a threat to U.S. national sovereignty……were not swayed by support for the treaty from some of the GOP’s prominent veterans, including the 89-year-old Dole, who was disabled during World War II; Sen. John McCain, who also suffered disabling injuries in Vietnam; Sen. Dick Lugar, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee; and former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh…..It really isn’t controversial,” Kerry, D-Mass., said. “What this treaty says is very simple. It just says that you can’t discriminate against the disabled…..”

    In a statement after the vote, Kerry said it was “one of the saddest days I’ve seen in almost 28 years in the Senate and it needs to be a wake-up call about a broken institution that’s letting down the American people.”

    The treaty was negotiated by the George W. Bush administration. It was completed in 2006 and Obama signed it in 2009….treaty requires no changes in U.S. law, that a committee created by the treaty to make recommendations has no power to change laws and that the treaty cannot serve as a basis for a lawsuit in U.S. courts…..

    The opposition was led by tea party favorite Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who argued that the treaty by its very nature threatened U.S. sovereignty. Specifically he expressed concerns that the treaty could lead to the state, rather than parents, determining what was in the best interest of disabled children in such areas as home schooling, and that language in the treaty guaranteeing the disabled equal rights to reproductive health care could lead to abortions. Parents, Lee said, will “raise their children with the constant looming threat of state interference.”

    “I am frankly upset,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., “that they have succeeded in scaring the parents who home-school their children all over this country.” He said he said his office had received dozens of calls from home-schooling parents urging him to vote against the convention.

    The conservative Heritage Action for America urged senators to vote no against the treaty, saying it would be recorded as a key vote on their scorecard. It repeated the argument that the treaty “would erode the principles of American sovereignty and federalism.”

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