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Radical proposal may be shoved down our throats

Socialist and feminist groups are seeking to circumvent the Constitution altogether via CEDAW (The United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). This radical proposal has been floating around for decades. President Jimmy Carter signed it in 1980, and now, thanks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and support from the “conservative” George W. Bush administration, has become a threat again.

Speaking during a workshop at the 1995 International Development Conference in Washington, D.C., Seble Dawit of Alliances, a U.N.-linked legal activist group, urged the press to push for Senate ratification of CEDAW. After all,echoing a common misinterpretation of the Constitution – “In the United States, a ratified treaty becomes part and parcel of domestic law. … What you couldn’t get 10 years ago with the Equal Rights Amendment, you could shove down some peoples’ throats with the convention.”

This is just one more reason for the U.S. to get out of the United Nations.

Ruth Gessert

Grass Valley

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