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Donald Trump creates ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’

July 8, 2019

  According to this story Donald Trump’s State Department has created the “Commission on Unalienable Rights” which is designed to help spread human rights all across the globe. Here is more:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced today that the U.S. Department of State has created the ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights,’ which is designed to advise the Secretary on “human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” said Pompeo.

“The commission is composed of human rights experts, philosophers, and activists, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents of varied background and beliefs, who will provide me with advice on human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” said the secretary at the State Department.

“It’s a sad commentary on our times that more than 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, gross violations continue throughout the world, sometimes even in the name of human rights,” he said.  “[T]he time is right for an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.”

Secretary Pompeo continued, “I hope that the commission will revisit the most basic of questions: What does it mean to say or claim that something is, in fact, a human right? How do we know or how do we determine whether that claim that this or that is a human right — is it true, and therefore, ought it to be honored? … Is it, in fact, true, as our Declaration of Independence asserts, that as human beings, we – all of us, every member of our human family – are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights?”

  Democrats have vowed to resist everything Donald Trump does, but I read echoes of ideas Democrats have been talking about (not doing anything about it, but talking about it) for years so it is hard to imagine they will be able to resist this. If anything this reaffirms their talk about the Constitution and the Declaration being for all people and not only for Americans.

  While the Democrats will not be able to oppose this commission outright I predict they will use it to mock the President by claiming only the Trump administration would need a commission to explain what an unalienable right is, and while he is at it he could start in America and put this commission into action at the Southern border where all those alleged human rights violations are occurring.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2019 9:43 am

    Trump will never get credit or any good will from the left…. yet he still plugs along. Amazing resilience.

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