Tell Lame Duck Senate:
Don’t Ratify Any UN Treaties
November 13, 2012
We are all discouraged by the outcome of last week’s election, but we must keep fighting! We have been through this before and although the battle is long, we know that they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will rise on wings like eagles, they will run and not walk, they will not grow weary, and don’t you dare grow weary, we need you now more than ever!
My recent column warns about the dangers awaiting us in the Lame Duck session of Congress that begins this week. Obama’s re-election and the liberals’ maintaining control of the Senate removes some of the liberals’ urgency to cram through their agenda, but our Capitol Hill sources tell us that there is a strong possibility the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will come to the Senate floor.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is lobbying hard to become Secretary of State. He is eager to get a UN Treaty through the Senate to boost his stature, and there are many terrible Treaties to choose from, like the UN Small Arms Treaty and the Law of the Sea Treaty, but he believes that the “Disabilities Treaty” will be the easiest to pass.
Before the Senate left for recess, our conservative ally, Utah Senator Mike Lee, obtained signatures from more than 34 of his Senate colleagues asking that no treaties be brought to the Senate floor during the Lame Duck session. The total has now risen to 36 Senators who have signed this letter.
If your Senator has signed the letter, please take a moment to thank them, and urge them to stand strong against any Treaty that might come to the Senate floor during the Lame Duck session. If your Senators have not signed this letter, please urge them to do so, and to oppose all Treaties during the Lame Duck session.
(John McCain had signed the
letter but withdrew his name)Arkansas
Dean HellerNorth Carolina
Vote No on Disabilities Treaty
Thank you for signing Utah Senator Mike Lee’s letter that asks that no treaties be brought to the Senate floor during the Lame Duck session. Please stand strong against any Treaty that might come to the Senate floor during the Lame Duck session.
I urge you to vote NO on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.