Monday, April 18, 2011

UN to debate human rights for the earth

The UN has a lot on its plate these days (or should have!). The threat of nuclear weapons in Iran and North Korea. Instability in Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and elsewhere. War in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Economies tottering on the brink. Yet in the midst of all this turmoil, the United Nations, in all their wisdom, will set aside Wednesday to "devote an entire day debating the rights of “Mother Earth.”  According to Fox News:
A bloc of mostly socialist governments led by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to discuss the creation of a U.N. treaty that would grant the same rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Mother Nature.
They want to give human rights to the earth (dirt, rocks, air, water) but deny human rights to unborn children!

"Claiming to be wise, they became fools..." (Romans 1:22).


professor ed said...

Maybe if soil is given "rights" folks will stop moistening, then slinging it at each other!

Dennis said...

Are you suggesting that slinging moistened soil at politicians is a violation of human rights--not of the politician but of of the soil? :-)