Yesterday a vote was held in the Senate to ratify a treaty with the United Nations that closely resembles our American with Disabilities Act. The vote failed with a final outcome of 61 to 38. While former Senator Bob Dole sat in his wheelchair watching the debate and vote, 38 republican senators voted no to ratify a treaty that would help other parts of the world to bring themselves to our standards of treating individuals with disabilities.
I have read a number of the dissenting opinions. They range from "We are afraid this treaty will limit our abilities to home school our children" to "Anti-American biases will infringe upon American society".
Even though this treaty is based on our own ADA, we will not be joining the other 126 nations that have ratified this treaty. Poorly done republicans.
Senate Fails to Ratify UN Treaty