Well this should get your dander up…We’ve posted articles about the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights before. Expect this investigation is in the United States. Where do they get the authority to probe anything in this country? I’ll go ahead and answer my own question….they probably get the authority from some treaty we’ve signed with them. But I have news for them….although according to the Constitution a treaty becomes “supreme law of the land”, that does not mean it overrides the Constitution and is above it. The Treaty still has to abide by the Constitution and can be unconstitutional. Next after this investigation , I’ll bet they try to tell us we have to do something to make things right like they have in other countries. Except this time it’s the United States. Sooner or later we knew this would happen didn’t we? And I’m sure Lord Obama will bow down to their every wish.
United Nations Launches Investigation of Human Rights Abuses in the United States
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman reports that Raquel Rolnik, a Brazilian urban planner and the UN’s choice for the task, will be investigating issues of concern to the UN vis-à-vis the United States, including public housing, homelessness and foreclosures. As part of her fact-finding mission, she will visit New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington, a South Dakota Indian reservation, and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She will then compile a report on her findings, which will be submitted to the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council in March.
The UN Human Rights Council believes that housing is a human right, and, because housing (especially “affordable housing”) is so tough to come by in places like New York City, there is a strong likelihood that the United States Government is guilty of gross human rights violations.
Now, having the UN send an investigator to the United States to report on “human rights violations” due to a perceived lack of housing availability—when it turns a blind eye to real human rights violations in places like Communist China, Sudan and Venezuela—should be enough to raise some eyebrows. But Rolnik’s impartiality is highly suspect, as she appears to have already made up her mind as to the existence of these “violations .”