Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Basic Human Rights in America Of Course!!!..But Still no Treaty To Protect our Children...

America the Beautiful of course I love her, but we are still a few steps away from becoming the leader that we could be. While the United States was a leader in the development of key human rights instruments, it has failed to ratify key treaties that would make that right real here at home. To cite just one example, "the United States is one of only two countries in the world that have not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which includes basic guarantees like the right to education and housing for children. The other country is Somalia, which lacks a functioning government." 

Many proponents feel we should  protect the homeless people that many of you have likely seen in your daily commutes. Am I correct, you have seen these unfortunate people? Of course it is likely you have a mixed feeling about there plights to homelessness whether it be drugs or alcohol or some other self affliction,but how do you really know what these peoples problems really stem from? Have you any proof? Hmmmm.. Kind of makes you wonder am I correct? I am not asking for some sort of pity party....... no you have me pegged wrongly. But,...... it is really so easy to judge one way or another or to sterotype the homeless for one reason or another?

Did you know that the United States is one of only two countries not to ratify a significant world treaty, to protect the rights of children? The other country being Somalia? Have a look at this post being that it is World Habitat Day.



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