Santorum Joins the Worldnutdaily

Santorum Joins the Worldnutdaily December 6, 2012

Rick Santorum is joining Chuck Norris, Pat Boone, Victoria Jackson and John Rocker in the illustrious lineup of columnists at the Worldnutdaily. And in his first column for the outlet, he offers this bizarre and contradictory bit of far right lunacy:

Amid all the media frenzy concerning the fiscal cliff and the drumbeat to increase taxes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote on another objective of progressives – ceding our sovereignty to the United Nations. This treaty adopted by the U.N. in 2006 called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD, will ostensibly promote and protect the rights of the disabled around the world.

OMG! Ceding our sovereignty? That’s horrible. It’s also untrue, as he himself proves a few paragraphs later:

CRPD does call for numerous protections for people with disabilities, and many of these protections are consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws. The fact is, the United States leads the world in our respect and treatment for people with disabilities – something of which we as a society should be proud. But this treaty will do nothing to enhance the status of people with disabilities in the United States. In fact, the proponents of this treaty are very adamant that it will do nothing to force the U.S. to change our laws. More on this later.

So why pass it? According to the proponents, it must be passed to improve the treatment of people with disabilities in other countries. In fact, they make the case that Americans traveling abroad will greatly benefit if the United States adopts this treaty. Let me be crystal clear on this point: This is utter nonsense!

Our adoption of this treaty will not legally oblige any other country to do anything. It will no more encourage other countries to change their disabilities laws or spend their resources on increasing access for the disabled than the laws – and the money spent – that the U.S. has already passed to lead the world in this area.

Wow, that’s amazing. So the treaty, which must be ratified by the Senate and signed by the president, is entirely voluntary and it won’t do anything to force or even encourage any other country to do anything at all — and yet somehow it still violates American sovereignty. Seriously, they aren’t even trying anymore. There isn’t even a hint of a coherent argument here, only a bunch of scary buzzwords strung together.

Update: Sadly, the lies worked. The Senate failed to ratify the treaty, which requires a 2/3 vote. 38 Republicans voted against it on these idiotic grounds. I don’t think it makes much of a difference in reality. It was a non-binding convention that we would casually ignore as we do almost every other one we’ve ever signed. But I hate to see such arguments win the day ever.

"I wish. Lance would get front of the line treatment if I was running the ..."

Wallnau: Left is Bringing out the ..."
"I mean, it's not like there haven't been posters here mentioning tumbrels or in my ..."

Wallnau: Left is Bringing out the ..."
"Much more so than my maintenance strategy of "swing harder.""

Wallnau: Left is Bringing out the ..."
"A lot of those statues should go but I wonder those taking them down also ..."

Landry: Statue Removal is God’s Judgment ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!