Watch: Why the Far-Right Scuttled the United Nations Disability Treaty
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Early this week, elected officials in the Senate backing a United Nations treaty on disability rights that is modeled after U.S. law failed to garner the two-thirds majority needed to ratify an international treaty. The measure was brought down because of Republican senators' insistence that the treaty would undermine American sovereignty and that it would take away parents' right to home-school disabled children--objections with no basis in reality.
"There is a lot of conspiracy thinking on the right about the United Nations--this notion that the UN is bent on taking over the world and taking over the American government," said Kane.
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