Thursday, May 30, 2013

Urgent: I Need Your Help/Regarding UN Treaty Voiding Parental Rights on June 4th

On June 4th congress is going to vote on a UN treaty on the rights with children with disabilities, (children with autism, down syndrome, etc.) that if it passes will void our rights as parents to make decisions we think are in the best interest of our children in every area, education, medical treatment, etc.? This treaty will give bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interest of a child with disabilities not the child's parents. Please look into this, call your senators and ask them to oppose the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities and get the word out on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Congress switchboard is 202-224-3121.. If you would like to read about this for yourself, here are a couple of links: 

I beg of you to please share this and to make those two quick calls for the sake of my sweet little baby and all of the other children out there and their families. This will affect those with autism, down syndrome and other disabilities.

We should never give over any of our sovereignty to the UN in any area. If this goes through, they will next move to do this with all children and make all of our rights and freedoms null and void. Again, they are voting June 4th; so act quickly.

Thank you.

Trudy Callan


  1. I've sent my e-mails!! Thanks for informing us of this unbelievable issue.

  2. Will do! This is terrible! Glad to hear from you too!

  3. Can you elaborate on where this is written? I am happy to contact any and every politician necessary, but I haven't read that in the document. Everything I've read says the child will be kept with their families unless it is deemed to be dangerous. Essentially what the US has now.

  4. Thank you Ladies for making those calls.

    Ginny, I did not say that they would take the children away. I said they would be the final say in deciding what is best for the children, decisions that are typically made by parents. These people making these decisions would be UN bureaucrats in other countries; for example, India, Afghanistan, etc. They do not know my child and what is best for my child. There would be specific guidelines they have set forth. They would not be able to make an individual assessment. They have already stated that they would mandate that all children with disabilities go to public school. It would not matter if the child had health problems and would be better off schooling at home. It would not matter if the school was failing. It would not matter if the parents would prefer a private school. They would have to go to public school, period. Another issue that was brought up is that if the child's doctor recommends a particular treatment, the parent would have to get it approved by the UN. And as I stated in my post, regardless of how innocent it may seem, we should NEVER give over our rights, freedoms and sovereignty in any area to the UN or any other organization or country. They can just add more regulations to it later. It will only become more and more regulated. We have seen that within our own government institutions. As far as them extending that to typical children, that is from literature I had read a couple of years ago; that is one of their goals. It is called The UN on the Rights of the Child. They just have not pushed it through yet. I don't think any of us want the government or UN telling us how to raise our children in any aspect. I think we are fully capable. We already have CPS for children who are in dangerous situations.

  5. I will certainly make the calls and do whatever else I can to stop this. I've watched for this kind of thing from the UN ever since I first learned about Agenda 21. I've been told by many that I am being paranoid and that no one is trying to take our rights away. Or they say things like "Oh they've been saying that since the 70's and they haven't done anything". What the UN has learned is patience - they came in strong with some of their early proposals and people rejected it because it scared them. So they've learned - introduce these things slowly and make it sound like it will be a benefit - or capitalize on a tragic event and say that it is for our protection etc - we happily give up our rights because we've been convinced it's in our best interest. I hope lots of people see your post and act on it - FAST. Because the 4th is right around the corner. And I also hope that they take the time to learn about the UN and all of it's agenda's and proposals it's scary but we still have enough freedom to go through our government and stop this madness!
    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. You are so right, Jackie. Thank your for sharing this and for making those calls. See if you can get others to call too.

  7. I had a look at the UN treaty proposal you are referring to and I disagree with your interpretation -

    "a) Persons with disabilities are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability;

    b) Persons with disabilities can access an inclusive, quality and free primary education and secondary education on an equal basis with others in the communities in which they live;a) Persons with disabilities are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability;

    b) Persons with disabilities can access an inclusive, quality and free primary education and secondary education on an equal basis with others in the communities in which they live;a) Persons with disabilities are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability;

    b) Persons with disabilities can access an inclusive, quality and free primary education and secondary education on an equal basis with others in the communities in which they live;"

    It does not say that a disabled child HAS to have a public education. It says they cannot be excluded on the basis of their disability which happens. If an able bodied person has the right to be homeschooled then the disabled person has that same right on an equal basis too.

    I couldn't find anything about the health care claims you are making either.

  8. I'm not sure why you think voting for this has anything to do with sovereignty. Are you aware that UN Recommendations are not binding on any state? If you doubt this, consider the fact that Texas still has the death penalty and the UN passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions.

    The UN serves a role of peer pressure more than anything.

  9. Lisa,
    UN resolutions and UN treaties are two very different things, about as different as are apples and apes, or more like the difference between your neighbor saying to you, "I don't like you mowing your lawn before 10:00 a.m." and your local government passing a law that says those who mow their lawn before 10:00 a.m. will pay a hefty fine. The first expresses an opinion, but cannot be enforced. The second states a law and can be enforced. Similarly, as I understand it, when the UN passes a resolution, it expresses the opinion of those countries who voted for it, but if a country has a law contrary to the resolution, the resolution has no force. However, our Constitution states that when the US Senate ratifies a treaty, it becomes the law of the land and is binding on all citizens.

    As for the need of the US to sign such a treaty to help disabled people within the US, we already have better laws than what the UN is proposing. Moreover, the UN treaty system is not effective of efficient, in fact it is in great need of reform.

    Here is the summary of one group's testimony before Congress regarding ratification of the treaty:
    The United States is fortunate that it does not have to wade into this morass in order to help its
    disabled citizens.
    The American Disabilities Act and several other federal laws already regulate the concerns covered by the Convention. While some argue that U.S. ratification would change facts on the ground abroad, the reality is that many countries continue to ignore their obligations under the ICCPR despite the fact that the United States is party to it. The only way a country can improve conditions for its disabled
    -- and for ours when they travel abroad -- is by putting into practice better laws and policies of their own.
    The good news is that the U.S. doesn't need to be a party to this treaty to promote its best practices.
    This week, the U.S. mission will host two workshops for international disabilities advocates, including talks by top U.S. officials. These events are reliably well-attended, and the U.S. enjoys unique advantages such as an impressive new mission just steps from UN headquarters, proximity to our nation's capital and centers of learning, and the fact that UN diplomats live and work in this country and witness our laws and policies in practice.

    ...a UN treaty is not a more powerful beacon of fairness and opportunity than Americans are, so long as we continue to embody the values of respect and inclusion for our disabled citizens.
    Read the testimony here

  10. I take your point on the treaty vs recommendation. I see the UN as not having much power in general and for that reason have a hard time seeing why such issues are so feared.

    From a brief reading of the UN document, I just don't see the claims made in the articles linked as having much substance to them. Trudy's sweet Samantha (and she is adorable) won't be affected by this but it might help some similar child get access to an education in another country.

    If America wants to be a city on a hill, one of the best ways to do so is by endorsing these types of human rights cases.

  11. Thank you to everyone for weighing in with your thoughts and opinions. I will read and consider each one. Really appreciate you taking the time.

  12. Nice blog...absolutely beautiful family. Our Godless government won't stop until they feel they own us lock, stock and barrell.

    I write a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

  13. I'm not American - so have no experience with how the American legal system or government works - and have stumbled upon your site looking up sewing blogs ;-). I had a disabled son and have three other children. My experience with disability and how doctors view that as far as human rights are concerned, has been downright scary. I have seen in my own country parents being taken to court in order to force treatment onto children and I have had medical treatment for my son refused. It is always sugarcoated in the name of "the best interests of the child", but those are the realities. It IS a big deal.

    1. Thank you, Anonymous from July 22nd, for sharing your experience with me. I am sorry for what you have had to go through. It is so scary.

  14. Hi. I came here through another sewing blog. I'm not from the United States, if that matters. I have to agree with Lisa's comments. I looked up the issue again - I remember the controversy about the vote in the U.S. Senate, and I don't understand what you think would happen if it had passed?

    The U.N. was using the Americans with Disabilities Act and basically trying to have that as the standard for the rest of the world, and that would also mean the kind of help a disabled person is given in the U.S. would then expect to have the same help no matter where in the world an American is staying. Why would that be bad?

    The U.N. doesn't work very well. The U.N. doesn't really have a way to enforce this treaty on the world. There was no threat to the U.S. The treaty was only recommendations, which came from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    If it helps with some perspective about me, I'm Christian [my family is Pentecostal], and I'm from Canada. I have family members with disabilities, and morally I thought this was a good step for the U.N.

    I can only guess the fear is coming from The Tea Party? I could be wrong. I believe it was President George H. W. Bush that had pushed for a U.N. disabilities act and which over 100 nations signed on for.

    Basically the Act made recommendations to raise the world's not great standard to the United State's good standard on helping people with disabilities.

    God bless you and your family : ) By the way, if you have questions about our health care system in Canada, I'll be glad to answer them. The Obamacare you are getting is not as helpful as the ones we have in our provinces & territories -- I know that is a touchy topic in the U.S.

  15. Thank you, Lola, for your thoughts.

  16. Oh no! No one is going to tell me what is best for my disabled child. This is an injustice and it needs to be stopped. There is no reason that a disabled child should be segregated like this. If parents of normal children get to keep their rights to children then so should disabled children’s parents.

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  17. I am just seeing this post. You have GOT to be kidding!!!!!! How is that even possible????? I know what's best for my child.... not the government!!


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