"The American War for Independence was fought on a very simple premise: Americans should make law for America. There were two basic reasons our Founding Fathers believed this to be true. First, they believed that under the natural law of God, self-government was a basic human right. And second, they believed that it was their right under the British constitutional system to continue the century and a half of British practice of American self-government.
However, there are now key leaders in America who promote the adoption of a series of United Nation treaties that aim to exert control over the domestic policies of every nation, including the United States." - Michael Farris, Constitutional Literacy
Because of our Supremacy Clause found in our Constitution, if any treaty is signed it automatically becomes "The Law of the Land." Any federal and state laws that do not line up with the guidelines stated in the treaties are immediately overruled. Our courts and legislatures are required to treat the treaties as supreme over any other laws. These treaties take away our right of self-government in the United States. Something that our founding fathers fought and died for.
Just something to think about when you hear people talking about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, etc.
We are the voices in this country and our world....what are you/we doing to make a difference....
I was studying International Law today and just felt like I needed to get this out there for all of you to read! If any of you have been following me over the past few years, then you know how I have blogged about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities here and here.
Please, be the voice this generation needs to protect future generations in the United States of America!