#ChildRightsConvention #Exceptionalism #US Standing Alone Against #Children!


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U.S. Standing Alone Against Children ~ David Swanson, LET’S TRY DEMOCRACY, 06 March 2015.

Lawrence Wittner points out that the United States will soon be the only nation on earth that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

And why not? Wittner focuses on general backward stupidness: the treaty would “override” the Constitution or the importance of families or the rights of parents. He points out the treaty’s support for parents and families and the impossibility of overriding the Constitution — which we might note in any case says nothing on the subject.

Then Wittner mentions some more substantive reasons for opposition:

“… in fairness to the critics, it must be acknowledged that some current American lawsdo clash with the Convention’s child protection features. For example, in the United States, children under the age of 18 can be jailed for life, with…

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