Above we see a photo of Rick Santorum using his disabled child to whip up paranoia about the United Nations that was co-founded by Denis de Rougemont, a possible kin.
Bill Cornwell invented facts so he could take charge of my family, and run their lives. He said I ruined Tyler’s trip because I got tired. He then called me a “parasite” because I am disabled. He pointed out an old man in wheelchair and said this to my six year old grandson;
“How would you like to push that guy around for the rest of your life?
The message Cornwell gave the world in many of his and Heather’s posts on Facebook, was that my family does not have a problem with alcoholism now that Cornwell is on the job spreading his fake patriotic Christian-right bullshit aimed at telling people who they can love and marry. He and Heather claim I have no acceptance for their Big Love. This is true! I never approved of Ryan Hunt and his Big Love that left two women without a husband, a married father for their son who may be seperated from one another. Of course this is all my and Obama’s fault.
My kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Christine Rosamond, and Carrie Fisher, suffered from the disabling disease of alcoholism. Heather has destroyed our family in her attmept to be in the limelight all by herself. The world needs my message that puts Family Recovery center-stage. I called for a family reunion so there would be peace in my family. I saw the Rice Trust as our Treaty. Cornwell believed I owed him this money, and Linda Comstock pissed on it.
Here is another prophetic post made September 19.
I couldn’t sleep at night if I were a senator and did not vote for this.
So said Steven Rothstein, a leading advocate for the disabled, to the Boston Globe on the eve of the US Senate vote to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Apparently, 38 Republican senators decided they’d rather lose sleep than lose their jobs.
The US Senate’s rejection of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the clearest sign yet that reports of the death of the Republican right have been much exaggerated. Tuesday’s vote was the first post-election test of the state of play in the GOP’s inner civil war. It revealed that the religious extremists behind 2012’s “war on women” are still in command of the Republican party.
Since the disabilities treaty attracted scant attention before its ignominious defeat at the hands of the Republican minority on Tuesday, some background is in order. The treaty, like the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act on which it was modeled, prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and supports their full participation in society. It’s an admirable goal, targeting a real problem.
In the developing world, 90% of disabled children do not attend school. Millions of disabled people worldwide are excluded from jobs and education, a result of discrimination and the lack of accessible facilities. The treaty has wide support. Over 300 disability organizations and 21 military veterans’ groups favored ratification; 126 countries have already adopted it. Even the United States Chamber of Commerce was on board.
As the preamble to the treaty states, its purpose is to “ensure and promote the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity”. So, who could be against that?
Start with failed GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, who last week used his disabled daughter, Bella, as a political prop, toting her into the Senate to inveigh against the treaty’s supposed attack on parents’ rights. Writing later for the Birther website World Net Daily, for which he is now a paid columnist, Santorum insinuated that the convention invested the UN with Solomonic powers to decide whether his disabled daughter Bella should live or die.
Then, there’s Michael Farris, political mastermind of the Christian home-schooling movement, one of the best-organized and most hardline factions of the religious right. He raised the specter that the UN would prohibit parents from home-schooling their disabled children and even take them from their homes. In fact, the treaty explicitly states, “in no case shall a child be separated from parents on the basis of a disability of either the child or one or both of the parents.”
But most importantly, anti-abortion activists, from Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly, to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, to Concerned Women for America and the Susan B Anthony List PAC, charged that the treaty promoted abortion and mobilized to get it voted down. The offending passage came in Article 25, calling for governments:
“[To] provide persons with disabilities with the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable healthcare and programmes as provided to other persons, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health and population-based public health programmes.” [my italics]
Perhaps sensing that wasn’t sufficiently terrifying, Perkins claimed the treaty would lead to forced “sterilization or abortion for the disabled – at taxpayer expense.”