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The European Court of Human Rights is an absurd yoke around Britainís neck
The Telegraph ^ | May 22, 2012 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 05/22/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

As The Telegraph’s Tom Whitehead reports, prisoners in the UK must be given the right to vote following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). If the British government complies with this ruling, it will do so in the face of huge parliamentary and public opposition, with MPs voting against such a measure by 243 to 22 last February.

This is an appalling ruling from a supranational court in Strasbourg that does not possess an ounce of democratic credibility. Americans would never accept the judgment of a foreign court over their own domestic affairs, and nor should the British people. It is simply absurd that a great nation that has done more to advance the cause of liberty and freedom across the world than any other in Europe is subjecting itself to the decisions of a court that includes judges from Russia, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, hardly countries with a sterling human rights record.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: councilofeurope; echr; europeanunion; eussr; power
Cautionary tale for US. Do not submit national sovereignty to multinational organizations, e.g. UN, WTO, IMF, etc.
1 posted on 05/22/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The European Court of Human Rights is an absurd yoke

should be , “absurd JOKE”


2 posted on 05/22/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by molson209
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The Brits have become far too cowardly to simply say “NO”


3 posted on 05/22/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT by Elpasser
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To: molson209

Notice that they aren’t called the “Court of Natural Rights” . . . they use that term “human rights”, which the left is so fond of.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 1:28:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Americans would never accept the judgment of a foreign court over their own domestic affairs...

How I wish that was true.
The current administration is already aiming to hand over the reins of this country to UN.
The LOST treaty is only an example.

5 posted on 05/22/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Americans would never accept the judgment of a foreign court over their own domestic affairs....”

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Whoa hoss! With this guy in the WH and the previous three POTUS, all enchanted with a one-world government prospect, I don’t foresee many more years of national independence.

Are you aware that the UN is trying to disarm US citizens and are you aware that we have plenty of congresscritters in favor of that move?

Of course, these same congresscritters will retain their armed bodyguards because their lives are perceived to be of greater value than yours.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BitWielder1

Agreed, and the UN Small Arms Treaty is an add’l example.

Any of these multinational org’s are a problem though - not just UN but WTO and IMF and even NATO. Can you imagine being a US soldier under a NATO commander?


7 posted on 05/22/2012 1:37:31 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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