Just because it’s a U.N. treaty doesn’t mean it would abdicate American sovereignty.
All people deserve respect and have the right to be treated fairly, regardless of disability. It’s a simple premise, one that 126 nations have endorsed by signing onto a United Nations treaty that encourages all nations to respect the dignity of disabled citizens.
The United States is not among them. Last week, 38 Senate Republicans, driven by tea party-fueled conspiracies about one-world government, prevented the necessary two-thirds majority in the 100-member chamber for ratification.