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This report from the People’s Republic of China criticizing the US human rights record did not come from the Onion!

No, not Taiwan but the other China is the one critical of OUR human rights record!  But this was in response to a annual human rights abroad report:

China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington’s report on rights around the world, saying that U.S. military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at home have thwarted the country’s democracy.

The State Department issues an annual human rights report on every nation in the world.

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

Mandated by Congress!  I think that while it is crucial for State or even the CIA to know the human rights record in every nation internally, it is inappropriate for the United States to issue such a public report.  It’s meddling in the affairs of other nations.  I recommend Congress repeal this mandate and let this be the State Department’s contribution to the sequester.



About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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