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Old January 21 2011, 02:09 AM   #9
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Re: Your Thoughts Needed—Solving real issues

Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the UDHR (pretty obvious).

First off, according to the UDHR, there only one thing more important than Human Rights, what is that you ask?

"These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations."

And then there is article 14, article 14 provides:

"1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

"2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations."

The UDHR thus recognizes no rights against the authority imposing it (the UN), only against lesser authorities. This put the UDHR radically at odds with the American Bill of Rights, which protects all parties, and protects them in many cases from the authority of the American government itself.

Let us move on to article 28, "Education ... shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace."

Article 5's turn now, and don't get me wrong, there are some good things in the UDHR and in article 5, but 5 has something interesting,

"No one shall be subjected to torture (okay so far) .... or to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment (that's okay too) ... or punishment.

Now wait one damn minute "No one shall be subjected to [snip} punishment. You can only imagine what the ACLU would do if America signed and ratified this thing with that statement in it. The standard form of "punishment" for crimes in America is imprisonment.

Article 22 "Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security ..., " not every citizen of the nation, every member of society. An important distinction, a fair sized percentage of the people in America currently are illegally present here, shall they all receive social security? And outside the United States many third world nations have no prospect of providing this to their citizens.

Perhaps the UN can help them by taking money from developed nations and redistributing the money
(less the United Nations usual corruption fee) to the third world?

Article 24 "Everyone has the right to [snip] holidays with pay." Okay, now how is this a "right?"
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