As noted earlier, the United States Senate has voted against ratification of a United Nations treaty on disabled persons. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was supported by many “disability rights” organizations, but the text of the treaty included language that posed a threat to parental rights. As such, it was opposed by homeschooling families.
As a disabled Kentuckian, and as a parent, I want to thank my U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul for opposing ratification of this treaty. It is unfortunate that many are characterizing a “no” vote on this treaty as being somehow opposed to the rights of disabled persons. I am confident that both Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell support the dignity of disabled persons, but saw this treaty as a threat to other rights that are just as important. We cannot advance the rights of some while attacking the rights of others.