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Senate / Disabilities Treaty / Senate Rejection / Farris Interview #1035169

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The U.N. treaty designed to help end discrimination against the disabled in world countries that was defeated by the US Senate, including one of the co-sponsors, re-introduced; details given from the opposition of a home school society, the HLDA. [On Friday {December 7}, in interview, Senator Mike LEE - explains his opposition to some treaty provisions; admits he cannot name a U.N. treaty....] [Former Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - comments on the restrictions on the treaty that would keep the US sovereignty protected.] [Voice of Michael FARRIS†- says the U.N. would get control over kids with glasses.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Farris about the U.N. treaty he opposes. [FARRIS - clarifies his eyeglasses comment about the definition of disability in the treaty; gives court cases confirming his point; calls the treaty economic socialism; suggests this international law treaty can override national law.] Thornburgh's reaction to what Farris said about the treaty quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The conservative hatred of the U.N., the view from Congress that the treaty cannot be used in American courts and how this is an invented paranoid fantasy discussed

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Jeffrey, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:15:50

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