Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H4'ed 6/24/19

A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights:Some fear a rollback of rights.

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   1 comment, 4 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)

'A shift to “natural law” conflicts with the view that “modern human rights are based on the dignity inherent in all human beings, not on God-given rights.”The US led in adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, recognizing the “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” of all people to life and liberty; it has stood for 3/4 of a century as  protection of human rights by the rule of law!  The term natural law is often used by people with a narrower, religious sensibility,  concerned with what they think is unnatural — homosexuality, transgender rights, reproductive choice and sexual equality. Why  does Pompeo feel the country’s human rights discourse has “departed from our nation’s founding principles” or  the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, decades of State Department reports on the human rights records of more than 190 countries, & the  United Nations.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:



- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Other Series: View All 90 Articles in "UTTER CONTEMPT"


The time limit for entering new comments on this quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments

Susan Lee Schwartz

Become a Fan
Author 40790

(Member since Oct 25, 2009), 24 fans, 17 articles, 3868 quicklinks, 7142 comments, 2 diaries
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit

  New Content

Wrecking Ball! Before this president leaves office, everything we already had that worked will be gone.from The Rule of Law Is Crumbling Further Each Day Under Trump

"Do you see what's happening? The future is being contested by every single kind of anti-democratic ideology and system that we know of. Theocracy, fascism, authoritarianism, supremacy, kleptocracy""more. A kind of great dystopian contest is erupting in America: what kind of anti-democracy will the future hold? Which one of these systems and ideologies will win in the battle to replace democracy? Which ones will ally and dominate?"

Submitted on Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 2:00:13 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)

Want to post your own comment on this Quicklink? Post Comment