No Human Rights HerePosted: June 19, 2018
Today the US pulled out of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Seems like exactly the right thing to do when we are violating the human rights of children. But, of course, that is not why we pulled out. Nikki Halley said, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.” I wonder if she has no access to news up at the U.N.?
Perhaps she could not face going to the meetings when the news is full of the stories of children being separated from their parents as they are seeking asylum. Granted, not everyone who try’s to come to the U.S. is eventually admitted, but taking children from their parents can cause permanent psychological damage. It is not just a lack of compassion, but not good policy to traumatize children as well as their parents.
If in fifteen years we are fighting a war on terror from our southern border I bet that it can be tied to this ridiculous policy of taking children from their parents. We are creating more reasons for people to hate us. At least our current government is not being hypocritical and staying in a human rights committee. We clearly don’t have any.