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Human Rights and Social Issues at the U.N.: A Guide for U.S. Policymakers

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Publication Date: August 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jennifer A. Marshall; Grace V. Smith

Topic: Human rights (Economic, social, and cultural rights)

Keywords: Worldwide freedom; faith

Type: Report


Family, religious faith, and private associations have been bulwarks of America's freedom throughout its history, and surrendering policymaking authority in these areas would erode some of the great sources of strength for the American order. The President and Congress should consider the implications of the scope of U.N. social policymaking for U.S. constitutional governance and national security.