Well, here’s another reason why we need Donald Trump in the White House: to protect us from the “Istanbul Convention.”
This is supposed to protect women and Cherished Minorities from “violence”–words don’t always mean what you think they mean, when liberals use them–but it is not selling well in Eastern Europe. Poland, in fact, is thinking of withdrawing from the treaty and replacing it with a “family rights convention” (https://balkaninsight.com/2020/10/06/family-rights-treaty/).
The following countries have never ratified the Istanbul Convention : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
The nub of the problem lies in these few words at the heart of the convention: gender is explicitly defined as “socially constructed roles,” etc. “Constructed” means “not real.” Whatever has been “constructed” can also be de-constructed or re-constructed… depending on which group of sinners has the power to force its views on others.
They were hoping to get all of Europe signed up for it, but even so they had to wait for 2019 for the European Union to sign.
Now supporters of the pact offer a raft of disclaimers–no, we’re not trying to re-engineer your society, we’re not trying to suppress religion, we’re not trying to expand “LGBT rights,” and so on. You can believe these disclaimers if you want; but they are convicted out of their own mouths with that “socially constructed” crack.
Remember how *President Batteries Not Included got us involved in the Paris Climate Accords without submitting it to the Senate for ratification? You know Far Left Crazy is just itching to do the same with the Istanbul Convention.
Wait’ll you see the kinds of things you can be thrown in jail for, after Democrats have run down the country for a few years.
Fight for President Trump as he has fought for us.