The U.N. Human Rights Commission is comprised of the world’s worst human rights abusers who sit around thinking up absurd human rights claims against the West. Barack Obama thought it appropriate to join this body.
The commission is now urging the U.K. to prosecute parents who spank their child.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child defines spanking as:
“any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light. Most involves hitting (“smacking”, “slapping”, “spanking”) children, with the hand or with an implement – whip, stick, belt, shoe, wooden spoon, etc. But it can also involve, for example, kicking, shaking or throwing children, scratching, pinching, biting, pulling hair or boxing ears, forcing children to stay in uncomfortable positions, burning, scalding or forced ingestion (for example, washing children’s mouths out with soap or forcing them to swallow hot spices). In the view of the Committee, corporal punishment is invariably degrading. In addition, there are other non
physical forms of punishment which are also cruel and degrading and thus incompatible with the Convention. These include, for example, punishment which belittles, humiliates, denigrates, scapegoats, threatens, scares or ridicules the child.”
This is something the council has demanded before but one must wonder why they don’t ban the beheading and hanging of children by Iran and ISIS or the kidnapping of children by Boko Haram.
The countries criticizing the U.K. include El Salvador Venezuela, Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, China, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, and Mexico as well as various other communist dictatorships in Africa and Latin America for a total of 47 nations.
Last May, the U.N. investigated the U.S. Human Rights record as part of their Universal Periodic Review when Barack Obama asked for the review. They found us lacking over such “offenses” as the killing of Michael Brown who allegedly died in the commission of a crime.
James Cadogan, a senior pencil pusher in the justice department’s civil rights division, told the UN’s Human Rights Council that “we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to their promise,” according to the Agence France-Presse.
“The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio, and Walter Scott in South Carolina have… challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress,” he said.
The U.N. wants the U.S. to sign on to the the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) treaty which would substitute global governance over parents’ rights for our Constitution. Only the U.S. and Somalia have not signed on to this.
Sen. Barbara Boxer pushed this treaty for years. She has said she was “humiliated” that only the U.S. and Somalia are refusing to sign. Senator Bernie Sanders, the radical socialist running for president, is another big supporter. If he wins, he will find a way to sign it.
The treaty mandates “the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” and outlaws the “arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,” intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference. It takes the control of child rearing from parents.
The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation stated that, “in a world affected by HIV and AIDS”, it is “imperative” to teach children as young as 5 about masturbation as well as “gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based violence”.
By the time they’re 9 years old, they’ll learn about “positive and negative effects of ‘aphrodisiacs,” and wrestle with the ideas of “homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power.” At 12, they’ll learn the “reasons for” abortions and when they’re 15, they’ll be exposed to direct “advocacy to promote the right to and access to safe abortion.”… and so on…
One of the provisions bars anyone under 18 years of age to be imprisoned with adults. It will invalidate all state laws requiring teens over 16 accused of murder and other violent crimes to be tried and sentenced as adults. Forget state rights, what about our right to safety. It gives a slap on the wrist to violent, dangerous youths.
It applies to all children under 18 and includes disabled children.
In 2012, the U.N. investigated our voter laws and actually poll watched in some precincts. This is from the administration that refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers waving bats and menacing voters in Pennsylvania.
Also in 2012, this august body found Israel to be the number one human rights abuser in the world.
Spanking will only be the beginning if we allow the U.N. to speak for human rights and parental rights.