UN resolution on gay rights not OK with USA

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    So much for the land of the free.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/19/america/gays.php

    I am speechless.:mad: The USA is supposed to stand for freedom. Oh well, how silly of me.
     
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    Of course it challenges existing human right norms, because they aren't there.
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Reading the UN resolutions that the US reject is prime fodder to make one feel disillusioned Lee. This was a good recent one as well;

     
  4. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Does this now mean the US is going to recriminalize homosexuality? If so, count me among the criminals. I'll wear that mantle proudly. :mad:

    EDIT- OK, that was unfair. My apologies Mac.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    How does the decriminalisation of homosexuality lead to the legitimisation of paedophilia? :confused:
     
  6. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Duh. It just does. Don't you go to church?:rolleyes:
     
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    You Betcha ;)
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I must have been busy that particular Sunday morning. Oh well, there's always next time! Not that the church likes to repeat itself or anything...
     
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    Why did the U.S. reject that resolution? Until a logical reason can be pointed out, you can't just say the U.S. hates children.
     
  10. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Because our conservative administration believes in individual sovereignty and from America entering into international commitments, unless when it benefits them. Dropping Food & Providing Assistance = Unnecessary Involvement that's a burden on our Taxpayers. *

    * Unfounded rant.
     
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    Indeed, it's the ridiculous old chesnut that the two go hand in hand. :rolleyes:

    It seems bizarre that on one hand a key reason why the US votes against a resolution on gay rights is to protect kids, while also voting against another resolution that is intended to promote their well being and safety. Daft.
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Who on earth ever said that the US hates children :confused:? Certainly no one in this thread that I can see.

    p.s. There's reasoning in the link I posted;
     

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    Did nobody think to ask him what the hell he meant by that? :confused:
     
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    brought to you today by the letters W, T and F.
     
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    Is the reaction actually to do with the topic, or is it just the typical American reaction (that I have observed) when their country is likened to others and not placed on a pedestal high above Russia and China (and everyone else)? :rolleyes:
     
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    By my overview of it. The US voted against it because it requires the US to spend the money. It required the US to blank in there. Most of the countries that voted for it would not have to spend a dime on that motion and would expect the US to do it all.
     
  18. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's both. It is absolutely shameful that a country that claims to champion "freedom" and claims to be "The greatest country on Earth" would vote something like this down.

    Because we can only spend money on wars, right? God forbid we spend money on something productive. I also see noyhing on the article mentioning money. Could you point that out, please?

    Ah wait- you're refering to the rights of children part. Can we please stay OT? That should be a separate thread.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    That is a pathetic excuse of a response. Is that the best you can do?
     
  20. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    What else is there? The right is getting more and more desperate as they run out of excuses.
     
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    Ridiculous.


    And were money to be the real reason, for what we spend a month fighting this ridiculous war in Iraq or for the hundreds of billions we gave to bankers, we would be able to significantly fund this.
     
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    Axis of evil. We are it. :(
     
  23. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Nice company we're keeping, no? :rolleyes:
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Seriously... I mean that in itself should be a strong sign...

    And...

    About f'in time states rights were overridden on this topic. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    As a former member of Model UN the right of the child thing does not surprise me, but think about it for a second, do you honestly think that the DPRK(North Korea), and Zimbabwae actually give a rats ass about a child's welfare? To be bluntly honest, I think the US does a little bit more for children then either of these regimes
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/22/world/africa/22zimbabwe.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
    Need I say more?

    I think its shameful that the US is against Gay Rights, but half of the nations that vote in the UN think it is a joke anyway. Since when did the DPRK, Zimbabwae, Iran, etc. etc. give a **** about human rights?
     

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