Rick Santorum and Tea Party Lee Oppose…the Disabled


This is just mindblowing. Rick santorum, who sought the republican presidential nod, and tea party favority Utah senator Mike Lee have come out against- the Disabled.

Specifically the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities  . A law negotiated during the Bush administration, signed by Bush, and resigned by Obama.  That has been signed by 126 countries. And that requires of the US…well…nothing. The treaty essentially brings other countries in line with the US American with Disabilities Act.

And maybe more alarming- Lee claims he has secured the signatures of 36 Republicans to oppose this.

Apparently- their basis is a conspiracy theory that the UN law usurps american soveirgnty. And that somehow the evil government would force disabled children to attend public school or otherwise make decisions for them. Despite the fact no such text, no such implication, no such hint exists anywhere in the bill.

So…can anyone out there find the list of the other 36 republicans who have lost their minds?

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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