Crossposted from Stop
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A United Nations human rights body expressed
grave concerns today about the record of human rights in the United States. The
American Civil Liberties Union with a delegation of 10 and working with a broad
coalition of other groups is in Geneva to monitor the examination of the United
States the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC).
In a two-day session that concluded today, the committee members pressured the United
States for answers on the following issues:
The sentencing of children to life without parole and the disproportionate incarceration
The militarization of the border;
The failure to prevent human rights violations and respond in a non discriminatory
manner to Hurricane Katrina;
The failure to end racial profiling practices, specifically the profiling of South
Asian convenience store employees in Georgia;
Warrantless spying on ordinary Americans;
The abuse of women in prison; and
The indefinite detention, rendition and torture of non-citizens.
?The U.S. should be ashamed of itself,? said Ann Beeson, Director of the ACLU?s
Human Rights Program. ?The review by the Human Rights Committee was a stark and
all too accurate condemnation of the state of rights in America.?
No, the ACLU should be ashamed of itself. The review by the Human Rights Committee
which includes member states Cuba, Saudi Arabia and China
,and ensures that violaters are included, is a joke and
nowhere near accurate.
And this is the organization that the ACLU want to hold the U.S. accountable to?
The ACLU, and the U.N. are the two most dangerous organizations in the world. They
are both seeking to destroy America’s credibility and sovereignty. The U.N. are a
corrupt joke when it comes to human rights, and they have absolutely zero credibility
to make any judgement on America in that area.
The ACLU, who provided the list called “Dimming
the Beacon of Freedom”, to this corrupt organization that can’t even clean
up its own human rights violations are an embarrassment to this great nation.
It is shameful that their list included our efforts to spy on the enemy, protect
our borders, and several other accusations without evidence. I also wonder if their
accusation to “abuse” of women in prison would be not providing them with abortions at the expense of
Besides the issues within our own judicial system and its decay, the ACLU is also
turning to international sources to undermine our nation’s sovereignty and national
For instance, the ACLU filed a formal complaint with the United
Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against the United States, stating
that the United States violated international law when it detained 765 Arab Americans
and Muslims for security reasons after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack
on our nation. Eventually, 478 were deported. ACLU Executive Director Anthony
Romero said, “With today’s action, we are sending a strong message of solidarity
to advocates in other countries who have decried the impact of U.S. policies on
the human rights of their citizens. We are filing this complaint before the United
Nations to ensure that U.S. policies and practices reflect not just domestic constitutional
standards, but accepted international human rights principles regarding liberty
and its deprivations.” Source
Romero, of course, makes the United States sound like some rogue nation with no
regard for human rights, not the beacon of liberty that so many have come to escaping
from tyranny and the bonds of oppression.
All of this should concern you. You may think that it doesn’t directly affect
you in your everyday life, but it will eventually. The ACLU’s embrace of international
law seeks to hypocritically do the opposite of what the ACLU claim to protect, and
the Constitution forbids; prohibit the free exercise of religion.
In spring 2003, a group from the United Nations Human Rights Commission,
of which former ACLU officials Paul Hoffman and John Shattuck are a part, met and
discussed a resolution to add “sexual orientation” to the UNHRC’s
discrimination list. Homosexual activists at the meeting called for a “showdown
with religion,” clearly intending to use international law to silence religious
speech that does not affirm homosexual behavior. Source
The ACLU’s actions are a direct threat to our very freedom of speech, religious
exercise, security, and sovereignty. In some countries, laws are being pushed,
and in some cases, enacted that essentially criminalize forms of religious speech
and activity that does not affirm homosexual behavior.
If we are going to turn the interpretation of our laws over to international jurisprudence,
and decisions of foreign courts, judges, and legislatures, the question begs…why
did we fight a war of independence? If the ACLU are successful in their agenda
for international law, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
will eventually become irrelevant documents. More and more of America’s freedoms,
and our very sovereignty will be sacrificed for international law. Our freedoms
will vanish. The ACLU’s vision of freedom that includes the public sale of child pornography, the
silencing of churchs and ministries, and unlimited abortion and euthanasia will
replace them. To many Americans, these sound more like human rights violations
than anything on the ACLU’s list.
On October 27, 1787, Alexander Hamilton predicted that a ?dangerous ambition would
one day tyrannize the gangling young American Republic, all the while lurking behind
the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people.? It could almost be said
that Hamilton had a prophecy of the ACLU.