Rick Santorum Applauds Defeat of Flawed U.N. Disabilities Treaty

Verona, PA - Former Republican presidential candidate and chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement regarding the defeat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): 

"Today's vote was a victory for disabled Americans across the country, and Karen and I, as parents of a special needs little girl, are grateful for all that Patriot Voices members, the Home School Legal Defense Association and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) did to stop this treaty from becoming law."

"Now that CRPD is defeated, we know that the United Nations won't have oversight of how we care for our special needs kids.  This treaty would have given the U.N. oversight of the healthcare and education choices parents with special needs kids make.  Had it passed, CRPD would have become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause, and would have trumped state laws, and could have been used as precedent by state and federal judges.  But now it won't."

"Patriot Voices compiled over 20,000 signatures in opposition to CRPD along with thousands of phone calls, emails and tweets which were instrumental in stopping this flawed treaty.  Today's results showed the ability of Patriot Voices to activate and mobilize our members to impact a critical piece of legislation," Santorum concluded.   

By a vote of 61 yeas to 38 nays, CRPD was defeated since it is required to have two-thirds of the Senate or 67 senators vote in the affirmative to ratify U.N. treaties. 

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commented 2012-12-23 19:52:30 -0500 · Flag
commented 2012-12-11 05:46:03 -0500 · Flag
All these negative comments. It would be great if people would read bills/treaties before they start judging. You won’t learn much by just watching TV. Enter it in the search engine, read it, then decide if you want others deciding, instead of you, regarding the welfare of your child. I did. I definitely don’t. I appreciate all those who stood against this.
commented 2012-12-06 16:59:19 -0500 · Flag
Mr. Santorum, you have proved again that you are an ignorant, evil, reality challenged waste of opposable thumbs. I am ashamed and embarrassed that you hold sway over way too many thoughtless, uninformed Americans. Please go away, sir.
commented 2012-12-05 17:14:22 -0500 · Flag
Thank you Rick Santorum for your leadership against this treaty. Patriot Voices truly is a voice for those who cannot make their voice heard. Keep fighting for freedom!

Ms. Triano, U.S. ratification of this treaty would do absolutely nothing to help those with disabilities in other countries. Other countries have not followed our lead with the disabilities laws we have now and there is no reason to expect that they would have sudden;y started had we ratified the UN CRPD.
commented 2012-12-05 16:02:56 -0500 · Flag
A millionaire with health insurance for his special needs daughter defeats a UN treaty? Hypocrisy has a special place when you pass sir, hope you are ready for judgement.
commented 2012-12-05 14:08:39 -0500 · Flag
Any time a proposal for legal change is made, one MUST ask oneself, “What is the most extreme possible interpretation/consequence of this?”. Regardless of how absurd the answer may be, or how often others say, “Oh, they/we would never do that.”, it MUST be assumed that such consequences will eventually be reached. For without laws in place to prevent said consequences from happening, they will ALWAYS occur.
commented 2012-12-05 06:39:27 -0500 · Flag
CRPD will not infringe on a parents ability to home school, nor will it force the disabled to have abortions or sterilization. I don’t know where you get your information.
Thanks for nothing. This just goes to show you do not care about the disabled
commented 2012-12-05 01:54:51 -0500 · Flag
You allegedly protected your right to home schooling today Mr. Santorum, but what about the right of the 98% of girls with disabilities in the Asian Pacific region of the world who are not allowed to attend ANY school at all (home or public)? Philippians 2:3-4. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
commented 2012-12-04 21:41:25 -0500 · Flag
This is false and why would the UN want oversight on US people with disabilities. We are the leaders> We want to HELP children in other countries by setting the example. How about some actual facts, this isn’t what this treaty was about.
commented 2012-12-04 18:30:23 -0500 · Flag
We We do not nned the UN making making our laws for us. Thanks Thanks to all of you for your w work in keeping US parents iparents in charge of their children.
commented 2012-12-04 18:30:19 -0500 · Flag
We We do not nned the UN making making our laws for us. Thanks Thanks to all of you for your w work in keeping US parents iparents in charge of their children.
commented 2012-12-04 16:51:46 -0500 · Flag
So happy this treaty was not ratified. May God bless all disabled people and their families who love them.
commented 2012-12-04 16:18:45 -0500 · Flag
This was a great victory! and it should give us all hope that our voices can be heard! One multiplied by One Million! Imagine what we can do, when we reach that number! Thank you Rick and Karen for your leadership and guidance! GAME ON!!!