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DECEMBER 4 is the DAY! THE VOTE on the UN DISABILITIES TREATY! TALK TO YOUR SENATOR! reports that Tuesday, December 4 is the date for the vote in the Senate on the UN Disabilities Treaty.  Let’s just say NO!  Here’s why!

1.  It hurts parental rights.  All disabled children (and every child who ever have had an IEP or 504 plan could be considered disabled) will be subject to bureaucrats and maybe some judges who could act against parents of “disabled children” if they elect to, say, homeschool their children.  We know from the Rotherham fiasco that these decisions could be (and will be!) political or anti-Christian.  They could say, “The public schools have the best resources for your disabled child.”  If you say, no thank you, they could try to declare you unfit parents and take your children away!  You can cite Article 7.2 for this language:

2. In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

2.  There should not be these kind of decisions during a lame duck session unless it is in a manifest national interest.  We have defeated representatives and senators making decisions that affect Americans in the future for some time.  That is immoral unless it is a manifest, critical national interest.   I would propose an constitutional amendment to restrict lame duck sessions except for items set by the President to be in the manifest national interest.

3.  This treaty requires the US to answer to foreign institutions.  That is unconstitutional.  Our Constitution is the supreme law of the land (but for the Bible most dear!) and we cannot be answering to foreigners.  PERIOD!

4.  It is unnecessary.  If we intend to use this law to force other nations to have wheelchair ramps, that is interventionism and we should remember what that great man once said, “We just don’t plain mind our own business.”! It also does not cover any nation but us – if we ratify it.  Say this (thanks to parental

Many senators are telling their constituents that we need this treaty so that Americans who travel abroad will be protected by ADA-type standards. Many disability groups are saying the same thing.

So when you call your senators today, if you have at any point heard them (or their staff) use this argument, please call them out on it. Here is what to say (in your own words):

I understand that Senator ______ believes that this treaty will protect Americans with disabilities when they live or travel abroad. Can you please tell me which section of the treaty contains this protection? Lawyers I trust tell us there is no such language in the treaty. Can you read it to me?

U.S. ratification of a treaty only binds the United States – no one else. So pick up the phone and fire away. But still be courteous. The truth is on your side; you can afford to be nice!

5.  It might be used as a club to fight the death penalty for allegedly disabled defendants.

Make sure you call your Senator!  Here’s the list! Here’s the Senator Lee letter list saying no treaty to be brought up in the lame duck session.  Call those senators in your state!

I’ll suggest several Senators to call:

In West Virginia:  Call Senator Joe Manchin’s office at 202.229.3954

In Virginia:  Call Senator Jim Webb’s office at 202.224.4024

In Nebraska:  Call Senator Nelson’s office at 202.224.6551

In Texas:  Call Senator Hutchison’s office at  202.224.5922

DO IT TODAY!  Let’s push back the globalists and their agenda!  (I went to Senator Webb’s office in Richmond Wednesday and got to explain to the staff people and write out a fax to be sent to DC!)



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)


  1. InalienableWrights says:

    This seems like the tactics of morons that do not understand their government….

    1.) NO treaty with the UN IS binding as treaties are only binding between sovereigns

    2.) The Federal government has NO jurisdiction over parental rights and thus can not contract on their behalf.

    3.) A treaty can NEVER supersede the US Constitution to change it requires a Constitutional amendment.

    Let’s get the hell out of the UN. Kick it from out shores, and repudiate any so called treaties with it!

    • Thanks for being a regular reader of this blog! I would suggest that treaties can supersede state laws and will be used by Federal courts (and maybe some state courts and bureaucrats, too) to do mischief to US institutions.

      • InalienableWrights says:

        How can a treaty by the federal government supersede state law
        1.) When the treaties are not binding for the reasons above.

        2,)How can an inferior party (the feds) contract away the sovereignty of the superior party (the states) on an issue that it was never granted authority on in the first place?

        3.) The federal courts are irrelevant when they support unconstitutional actions. At least Jefferson thought so.

        The Principles of ’98

  2. InalienableWrights says:

    If you think that contacting the congress is going to change a darn thing you are delusional. They have sat on their hands while the Kenyan has committed treason at least a dozen times. They are compromised, they are black mailed, they are in someones pocket. They are not our government any longer.

    Better make plans to correct this without the help of congress.

    Don’t you know the Kenyan will just write an executive order to accomplish this no matter what the spineless congress may or may not do?

    • Actually I do believe that exercising the right to petition the government for redress of grievances is effective and still necessary. Let’s keep trying!

      Sandy Sanders

      • InalienableWrights says:

        I hope you also are doing something else, because we have no federal government. The bankers have a government that they own, but it is not ours.

        The ONLY possible benefit I can see from this “petitioning” is to wake people up tot he fact that we do not in fact have a federal government. Then perhaps they will embrace other strategies such as nullification, or secession.

  3. Connie says:

    I think that everything wrote made a lot of sense.
    However, what about this? suppose you composed a catchier
    post title? I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your blog, however suppose you added a headline that makes people desire more? I mean DECEMBER 4 is the DAY! THE VOTE on the UN DISABILITIES TREATY! TALK TO YOUR SENATOR!

    • Connie, first thanks for coming by. It is way cool to be read by others and influencing things one person at a time.

      I agree – I was trying to telegraph what people should do and I do try to be a bit clever in headlines but I probably need work. I wanted to remind the readers – this is the day of the vote on the UN treaty and they need to talk to their senators! I thought the way I did it conveyed the urgency of the issue and the action taken.

      Thanks for coming by, Connie and I hope can come back regularly.

      Sandy Sanders


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