“To mention the wind turbines on Thomas Landers Road as an issue of "human rights" against this background is actually much worse than hyperbole, it is dishonest and disrespectful of the real suffering others have had to endure.”
Richard K. Latimer
Well Counselor, perhaps you should write your Senior Senator, Messrs Guangcheng and Benson et.al., the following organizations, the Huff Po.....even the the owner of Cape Cod Today (not a Rupert Murtaug publication btw) for being dishonest and disrespectful, seeing how they somehow seem to agree that human rights have a vastly larger scope than your ignorant knee-jerk reactionary claim.
Seems you don't need to look any further than cc2day to educate youself on what human rights encompasses, that is unless you're as dumb as that old tree stump in your backyard!
“Fair treatment for persons with disabilities is a human rights issue like any other.”
Senator John F. Kerry
“The U.S.--which was instrumental in negotiating the CRPD--can continue to advance both its principles and issues of practical accessibility for its citizens and all people around the world, and by ratifying the treaty, so take its rightful place of leadership in the arena of human rights."
Not to mention the following which seems applicable to the topic.....
“Rights are either God-given as part of the divine plan, or they are granted by government as part of the political plan. If we accept the premise that human rights are granted by government, then we must be willing to accept the corollary that they can be denied by government.”
Ezra Taft Benson
So I have to ask of the self-proclaimed smartest man alive.....
Ever heard of The Human Rights Campaign Counselor?
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
Ever heard of Human Rights Watch Counselor?
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all
Ever heard of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Counselor?
Article 25. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission promotes equal opportunity in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, Town and County services, insurance, banking, credit and health care for all persons in Barnstable County regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual or affectional preference, marital, family or military status, source of income, neighborhood or disability.
To promote and protect the basic human rights of all persons in Barnstable County
To enlist the cooperation and support of racial, religious, ethnic, civic, fraternal, benevolent, and private and public agencies in eliminating unlawful discrimination, and cultivating and atmosphere of mutual understanding of the County’s cultural and social diversity
To promote community awareness and understanding of the County’s diverse cultures through education and community action
To provide the public with a forum to identify and address human rights violations within Barnstable County and, where possible, to assist in the resolution of complaints of human rights violations.
Going out on a limb I'm guess a resounding NO, which is why when the Blathermore Syndrome kicks in our resident know-it-all nothing is responded to with “Sit down, Richard,” [gavel comes down] “I asked you to sit down!” and the like.