Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch, criticized the UN for placing Mauritania on its Human Rights Council, while the organization celebrated the abolition of slavery.
On December 2, 2019, the UN was celebrating International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
In a tweet, the UN declared, “Modern forms of slavery persist around the world. Understanding the scale of the problem is the first step to knowing how to address it. Monday is Abolition of Slavery Day. http://bit.ly/2OoC1e8.”
Modern forms of slavery persist around the world.
— United Nations (@UN) December 2, 2019
This post caught Neuer’s attention and he responded accordingly: “You just elected Mauritania, which enslaves 500,000 people, to your highest human rights body.”
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) December 2, 2019
In 1981, Mauritania abolished slavery, but the practice still persists in the West African country.
Mauritania joined the UN’s Human Rights Council in October this year, which places it next to countries such as Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Somalia.
Being lumped in with countries like Venezuela — which is experiencing a massive man-made disaster thanks to its socialist policies — is not a good look.
However, the UN doesn’t care much for freedom. It is one of the leading organizations in the promotion of global governance.
For it to dominate on the international stage, the U.N. must throw Western countries under the bus and prop up regressive countries.
What Neuer and his organization do is to expose the U.N. and it’s blatant hypocrisy on human rights.
The U.S. would be wise to leave this organization as soon as possible.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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