Joined: Sep. 2006
The moral cowardice of the Republican Party destroys what very well could be Bob Dole's last cause.
Here's Rick Santorum:
|[The treaty] gives too much power to the U.N., and the unelected, unaccountable committee tasked with overseeing its implementation, while taking power and responsibility away from our elected representatives and, more important, from parents and caregivers of disabled persons. … Finally, the treaty doesn’t accomplish the principle purpose that its advocates say it will. Supporters of [the treaty] argue that the United States needed to ratify this treaty in order to give our nation a seat at the table in advocating for the plight of the disabled abroad. … However, the United States passing this treaty would do nothing to force any foreign government to change their laws or to spend resources on the disabled. That is for those governments to decide.|
So in other words, the treaty is so powerful because it lacks any power? Right, is that sort of like the "Darwinian establishment" is so powerful because the theory of evolution is about to collapse at any second? (Or in four years, a la Dembski?) However, this treaty (negotiated by GW Bush) simply would have spread our ADA requirements (signed into law by HW Bush) to other countries. Now, Republicans hate our own culture so much, they want to destroy it from within, like the Taliban.
Oh, but don't forget, it was evolution that lead to the persecution of the disabled!
|One by one, Senators of both parties approached [Dole], with former colleagues gently resting their hands on his shoulder or reaching out to his left hand. … Then, one by one, after Dole was wheeled off the floor, most Republicans voted against the measure. Many members did not register their “nay” votes verbally, instead whispering their opposition directly to the clerk or gesturing their hands from their chairs.|
What a bunch of worthless cowards! Really. Really, really. Unbelievable.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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